Introduction Only six referenda have ever been held in Malta; one of them was a purely local one in Gozo. Lane of Buffalo University, New York, says, of referenda in Malta and Gozo, that "it is remarkable that no referendum except the referendum received the approval of a majority of all the registered voters, because often substantial numbers of voters did not cast a vote".
Members may laugh, but the British House of Commonswhich is supposed to be the exemplar of democracy, thanks to the time-table laid down by the right hon.
Gentleman, is passing through this Measure when hardly an hon. Member has read the Constitution. Does the right hon. Gentleman think that that is a good procedure? Even more important, the parties in Malta, as has been shown—not merely the Malta Labour Partybut those who speak for other parties, who have a right to speak, even though they are not in favour of independence—have not been able to study the matter.
Gentleman has forced through the Measure in a manner calculated to cause the most distress and opposition in Malta. Is that what he wanted? Does he think that it is a clever thing to have done?
Does he think that it is a brilliant piece of diplomacy or Parliamentary skill to push through a Measure in a way which will make it least effective in being carried out in Malta? Gentleman said that his judgment was that he had to press it through now because in his view no improvement was possible in the next few months.
Under its constitution, Malta became a parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom was sovereign of Malta, and a Governor-General exercised executive authority on her behalf, while the actual direction and control of the government and the nation's affairs were in the hands of the cabinet . CONSTITUTION OF MALTA 1 CONSTITUTION OF MALTA ARRANGEMENT OF ARTICLES CHAPTER I The Republic of Malta CONSTITUTION OF MALTA The Malta Independence Order, , as amended by Acts: XLI of , XXXVII of , IX of , XXVI of , XLVII of , LVII, waters as Parliament may from time to time by law determine. (3) Malta is a. Malta - Government and society: The constitution, under which Malta became an independent monarchy and parliamentary state, was amended in to make Malta a republic within the Commonwealth. Malta is currently a unitary multiparty republic. The Maltese parliament consists of a unicameral House of Representatives and is fashioned on the British model.
That is his main case. There are not many hon. Members opposite who were present at the time, and I will therefore repeat for their benefit what he said. He said that the reason why he must conclude the whole matter now was that in his judgment no purpose would be served by any further negotiations and any further discussions.
He said that it was much better to ring down the curtain because he had gone through the whole matter so extensively in the past weeks and months that in his judgment nothing further of advantage could be procured. We are asked to rush through the Measure largely on our estimate of the correctness of the right hon.
Some of his hon. Friends may have faith in his judgment, but I have no great faith in it. It is not only a question of what has happened in Malta.
There have been other places in which the right hon. Gentleman has had a lot of influence. This is not concerned with the question of his judgment on the Bill, but it affects our consideration of his judgment.
Gentleman has had a lot to do with all those places. There always seems to be some fresh china shop where he can apply his special bovine touch. Gentleman need not think that the House of Commons has great faith in his judgment.
There is hardly a place where his influence has been brought to bear where it has not resulted in riots and rebellion afterwards.
He is very complacent about these matters. He hurried off to Cyprus. He was the man to go there and solve it all. It was a good deal worse after he had been there than before he went.
There is British Guiana. Is it a coincidence that it always seems to turn out this way?Following the passage of the Malta Independence Act by the British Parliament and the approval of a new Maltese constitution by % of voters in a referendum, the State of Malta (Maltese: Stat ta’ Malta) was formed on 21 September as an independent constitutional monarchy, with Elizabeth II as Queen of Malta and Head of State.
Politics of Malta The politics of Malta takes place within a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Malta is the constitutional head of state.
Executive Authority is vested in the President of Malta with the general direction and control of the Government of Malta remaining with the Prime Minister of Malta who is the head of government and the cabinet.
Under its constitution, Malta became a parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom was sovereign of Malta, and a Governor-General exercised executive authority on her behalf, while the actual direction and control of the government and the nation's affairs were in the hands of the cabinet .
The Malta Independence Order was subject to the Malta Independence Act of that same year and it is a document that holds the chief regulations that govern the constitution of a state.
This document is supreme over each and every other document and all legislation is subject to it. Malta Independence Act CH. 86 ELIZABETH II CHAPTER 86 Malta. (2) No Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed on or after the appointed day shall extend, or be deemed to as amended by the Malta .
The Constitution gave birth to what was recognised as a Parliament in the Independence Constitution. The Cabinet had the general direction and management of the Government of Malta. It consisted of the Prime Minister.