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Encyclopedia > Lawrence Gonzi
Lawrence Gonzi


In office
2004 – present
Preceded by Eddie Fenech Adami

Born July 1, 1953 (1953-07-01) (age 54)
Pietà, Malta
Political party Nationalist Party
Spouse Catherine Callus
Children David, Mikela, and Paul
Religion Roman Catholicism

Lawrence Gonzi (born July 1, 1953) is the Prime Minister and finance minister of Malta. He is also the leader of the governing Partit Nazzjonalista. He became prime minister on March 23, 2004, following the retirement of Eddie Fenech Adami. Image File history File linksMetadata Gonzi. ... The Prime Minister of Malta is the most powerful figure within the government of Malta, although the President of Malta has a higher rank. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edward Fenech Adami (Dwardu Fenech Adami, born February 7, 1934, Birkirkara) was the Prime Minister of Malta from 1987 until 1996 and from 1998 until 2004. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pietà waterfront Pietà (or Tal-Pietà) is a small town located on the outskirts of Valletta, the capital city of Malta. ... The Nationalist Party (PN, Maltese: Partit Nazzjonalista) is one of two major contemporary political parties in Malta, along with the Malta Labour Party. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A prime minister is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... The finance minister is a cabinet position in a government. ... The Nationalist Party (PN, Maltese: Partit Nazzjonalista) is one of two major contemporary political parties in Malta, along with the Malta Labour Party. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edward Fenech Adami (Dwardu Fenech Adami, born February 7, 1934, Birkirkara) was the Prime Minister of Malta from 1987 until 1996 and from 1998 until 2004. ...


Family

Gonzi is the son of Luigi Gonzi [1] and Ines Galea and grandnephew of Mgr. Michael Gonzi, the former Archbishop of Malta. Gonzi is married to the former Catherine Callus and they have three children: David, Mikela and Paul. Sir Count Michael Gonzi (16 November 1885 - 22 January 1984), was the first Archbishop of Archdiocese of Malta, and the 13th Bishop of Malta. ...


Political life

In 1987, Lawrence Gonzi contested the general elections unsuccessfully with the Nationalist party. He was appointed Speaker of the House in 1988, and in 1992 he was reappointed with a unanimous vote. Gonzi contested the general elections again in 1996 and this time he was successful. As an opposition MP he served as Shadow Minister for social policy, secretary of the nationalist parliamentary group, party whip and later general secretary of the party. The Nationalist Party or Partit Nazzjonalista (PN) is a Maltese political party. ... The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress (i. ... Unanimity is near complete agreement by everyone. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... A Shadow Minister is a member of the opposition party, not in power, who provides a counterpoint to the Minister of the government. ... Social policy is the study of the welfare state, and the range of responses to social need. ... In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ...


In 1998 he was returned and appointed minister for social policy. In May 1999 he successfully contested the post of Deputy Leader of the party and was appointed deputy prime minister and leader of the house. Deputy Leader in the Westminster system is the second-in-command of a political party, behind the party leader. ...


Gonzi was again successful in 2003 and, following the resignation of Eddie Fenech Adami as Prime Minister and party leader, Gonzi won the leadership contest held in February 2004. He was appointed Prime Minister shortly afterwards. He has also assumed responsibility over the Ministry of Finance. The next general elections scheduled for sometime before the summer of 2008 will be his first as Leader of the party. Edward Fenech Adami (Dwardu Fenech Adami, born February 7, 1934, Birkirkara) was the Prime Minister of Malta from 1987 until 1996 and from 1998 until 2004. ...

Political offices
Preceded by
Eddie Fenech Adami
Prime Minister of Malta
2004 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Guido de Marco
Deputy Prime Minister of Malta
1999–2004
Succeeded by
Tonio Borg
Preceded by
Jimmy Farrugia
Speaker of the House of Representatives of Malta
1988–1996
Succeeded by
Myriam Spiteri Debono
Preceded by
John Dalli
Minister of Finance
2004 – present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Eddie Fenech Adami
Leader of the Nationalist Party
2004 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Guido de Marco
Deputy Leader of the Nationalist Party (Malta)
1999–2004
Succeeded by
Tonio Borg
Preceded by
Austin Gatt
General Secretary of the Nationalist Party (Malta)
1998–1999
Succeeded by
Joe Saliba

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Lawrence Gonzi (3034 words)
Lawrence Gonzi (born July 1, 1953) is the Prime Minister and finance minister of Malta.
Gonzi is the son of Luigi Gonzi [1] and Ines Galea and grandnephew of Mgr.
Gonzi was again successful in 2003 and, following the resignation of Eddie Fenech Adami as Prime Minister and party leader, Gonzi won the leadership contest held in February 2004.
Lawrence Gonzi Information (235 words)
Lawrence Gonzi (born July 1, 1953) son of Luigi Gonzi and Ines Galea, the grand nephew of Mgr.
Michael Gonzi, former Archbishop of Malta, is the Prime Minister of Malta and Finance Minister of Malta.
Dr Lawrence Gonzi is married to Catherine née Callus and they have three children, David, Mikela and Paul.
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