Senate of Malta

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The Senate (Maltese: Senat) was the upper house of the Parliament of Malta between 1921 and 1933.[1]

History[edit]

The Amery-Milner constitution was promulgated in 1921 and provided for a bicameral Parliament with a 32-seat Legislative Assembly and a 17-seat Senate.[2] The Assembly would be elected every three years and the Senate every six years.[1]

The Senate consisted of seven elected members and ten appointed members. The elected members were elected in two districts using a two-round system.[3] The appointed members represented five groups; the clergy, the nobility, graduates, commerce and the Trade Union Council, with each group having two members each.[1] During its existence, elections for the Senate took place in 1921, 1927 and 1932.[1]

The constitution was suspended in 1933,[1] with subsequent constitutions creating unicameral legislatures.

Presidents[edit]

Name Term
Max Debono 28 October 1921–August 1927
Igino De Piro D'Amico 23 August 1927–October 1932
Luigi Preziosi 17 October 1932–1933
Source: Pirotta[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e The Senate since 1921 Vassallo Malta
  2. ^ Albert P. Blaustein & Gisbert H. Flanz (1978) Constitutions of the Countries of the World: Malta Oceana Publications, p1
  3. ^ Schiavone, Michael J (1987), L-Elezzjonijiet F'Malta 1849–1981, Pubblikazzjoni Bugelli, pp183–184
  4. ^ Godfrey R. Pirotta (2006) Malta's Parliament: An Official History, pp62, 86, 97 ISBN 9789993204435