[VIDEO] Cabinet of New Government sworn-in

The new Cabinet was sworn-in at The Palace in Valletta on Wednesday evening. There are 14 ministers and 8 Parliamentary Secretaries, including two women and two Gozitans.

Ministers

Apart from Deputy Prime Minister, former MEP Louis Grech will be EU Minister,  the first time such a ministry has been created.

MP George Vella  is the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

MP Karmenu Vella is the Minister of Tourism.

MP Evarist Bartolo is the Minister of Education and Employment.

MP Leo Brincat is the Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change.

MP Joe Mizzi is the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure.

MP Chris Cardona is Minister for Economy, Investment and small business minister.

MP Anton Refalo is the Minister of Gozo. 

MP Helena Dalli is the Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer affairs and Civil Liberties.

MP Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is Minister for Family and Social solidarity.

MP Emanuel Mallia Minister for Home Affairs and National Security.

MP Edward Scicluna is Finance minister.

MP Konrad Mizzi is Minister for Energy and Conservation of Water.

MP Godfrey Farrugia is Minister of Health.

Parliamentary Secretaries

MP Michael Farrugia is Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and Simplification of Administrative Processes.

MP Ian Borg is Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017, and EU Funds.

MP José Herrera is Parliamentary Secretary for Culture and Local Government.

MP Stefan Buontempo is Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport.

MP Roderick Galdes is Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights.

MP Franco Mercieca is Parliamentary Secretary for Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and Active Ageing.

MP Edward Zammit Lewis is Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth.

MP Owen Bonnici is Parliamentary Secretary for Justice.

After swearing-in the Cabinet with PM Muscat walked from the Palace to Castille and at 8pm the first cabinet meeting was held.

The Cabinet of Malta is the collective decision-making body of the Government of Malta, composed of the Prime Minister and a number of Ministers who are selected by the Prime Minister from the elected members of House of Representatives to head government departments. Parliamentary Secretaries (equivalent to junior ministers) can also be invited to attend cabinet meetings as well as other senior government officials.

Meetings usually occur once a week, on Mondays.

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Comments (12)

DAVID ATTARD

- Thu 14-Mar-2013, 11:59

Very well done to the new Prime minister and to all the newly elected Cabinet. An intelligent and forward-looking team. A very bright future for our beloved Malta. God Bless you all.

David Attard

- Thu 14-Mar-2013, 11:50

PROSIT TA L-IZJED KAMPANJA, PROGRAM U KABINET HIS SENS!
PRIMINISTRU U TEAM B-VIZJONI.

Doreen Tonna

- Thu 14-Mar-2013, 10:45

Good luck and God bless you. we're all counting on you!

Joseph sciberras

- Thu 14-Mar-2013, 10:24

Prosit u awguri lil Prim Ministru Joseph Muscat u lil membri parlamentari kolla. Tassew taghlu unur lil Malta taghna.

l fenech

- Thu 14-Mar-2013, 09:31

It's a pleasure to see so many worthy and persons of good character in the new Joseph Muscat cabinet. Best wishes for your work in the new positions and offices.

HAWKEYE

- Thu 14-Mar-2013, 08:55

A VERY FINE TEAM OF PROFFESIONALS PM JOSEPH MUSCAT HAS CHOSEN,TOO BAD JUSTYNE CARUANA WAS LEFT OUT.SHE HAS PAID HER DUES ON THE OPPOSITION BENCHESOTHER THAN THAT FROM THE ELECTED MPS THE PL HAS A FORMIDABLE CABINE.GAVIN GULIA WOULD MAKE A FINE WHIP HIS SMILE ALONE WOULD KEEP ALL THE CABINETT ON ITS TOES.IN HIS 1ST TASK AS PM jOSEPH HAS DONE VERY WELL AND USED HIS ASSETS WELLGREAT TO SEE CONRAD MIZZI AS MINISTER,HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER GREAT ASSET FOR THE PL.

Wilfrid Buttigieg

- Thu 14-Mar-2013, 08:54

Many of us who form part of the Movement of Progressives and Moderates, did not go out carcading or celebrating in a partisan manner. Our first celebration will take place in approximately 5 years time and ONLY if Joseph Muscat and his team manage to deliver on their mandate successfully. - www.progress.org.mt

Paco Mirabitur

- Thu 14-Mar-2013, 07:10

Congratulations to all but especially to Ian Borg. Holding such a high office at 27, he is sure to be an inspiration and role model to youth in our society.

Joseph Grech

- Thu 14-Mar-2013, 05:17

Well done PM Joseph Muscat. A very well balanced and distributed cabinet. Now remains the Whip & Mr. Speaker.the other PL Elected members will form a Very Valid Back Bench. I foresee lots of work for ALL.
Lets calm down on our comments on the choice of Ministers & P. Secretaries. Cannot have a cabinet of 39 members! Well done and Good Work to all. God Bless.

Censu W. Muscat

- Wed 13-Mar-2013, 23:26

A new Prime Minister. A new Cabinet. A new Government. A new Pope. A new era. We are living in an exciting time. Hallelujuh!!

A. Caruana

- Wed 13-Mar-2013, 22:25

X'sar minn Carmelo Abela, Anthony Agius Decelis, Charles Buhagiar, Justyne Caruana, Marlene Farrugia, Silvio Parnis u Joe Sammut?
Dawn ma kienux diga' fil-parlament? Nahseb ghandhom esperjenza ghax kollha kienu kelliema ewlenin? Jew imxejna bil-qalb u mhux bil-mohh?

Jonas Cord Jr.

- Wed 13-Mar-2013, 21:02

Congratulations to all of them. They must now, especially Dr Muscat, beware the "IDES" not of March but of all the months the whole year through.
It is said that Dr Muscat was very close to Dr Alfred Sant. He knows quite well that for extending his hand of friendship he was, like Caesar, stabbed stabbed in the back by those he made great efforts to trust. These people fed him misleading information which was included in the budget. The result being that his administration was brought down just after twenty two months.
PN sympathizers never change. Square pegs do not fit in round holes. It is enough if one locks on The Times.com portal and see their posts in comments section.
Replacing top positions with individuals who are in full and unconditional agreement with PL's policies is not vindictive or creating an injustice but preventing what happened in 1988 not to recur.