PM Robert Abela announces his new Cabinet

Clodagh O'Neill

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister has announced the new portfolios as assigned by Prime Minister Robert Abela. The areas of Social Accommodation, Local Heritage, Consumer Protection and Animal’s Rights, have been promoted to ministerial levels. The Ministry for Justice and Governance as well as that of the Environment and Planning were consolidated into one ministry.

Who are the Ministers in the new cabinet?

Chris Fearne
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health

Former role: Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister

Evarist Bartolo
Minister for Foreign and EU Affairs

Former Role: Education and Employment Minister

Edward Scicluna
Minister for Finance and Financial Services

Former Role: Finance Minister 

Michael Farrugia
Minister for Energy and Water Management

Miguela Xuereb

Former Role: Home Affairs Minister 

Owen Bonnici
Minister for Education and Work

Luke Zerafa

Former Role: Justice, Culture and Local Government Minister

José Herrera
Minister for Local Heritage, Art and Local Government

Former Role: Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Carmelo Abela
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister (responsible for sustainable development, social dialogue and the implementation of the electoral manifesto)

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Former Role: Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Minister

Ian Borg
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects

Miguela Xuereb

Former Role: Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Minister

Justyne Caruana
Minister for Gozo

Former Role: Gozo Minister

Michael Falzon
Minister for Family, Children’s Rights and Social Solidarity

Luke Zerafa

Former Role: Family, Children’s Rights and Social Solidarity Minister

Edward Zammit Lewis
Minister for Justice, Equality and Governance

Former Role: Equality Minister

Roderick Galdes
Minister for Social Accommodation

Former Role: Parliamentary Secretary for Social Accommodation

Silvio Schembri
Minister for Economy, Investment and SME

Former role: Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation 

Julia Farrugia Portelli
Minister for Tourism

Luke Zerafa

Former Role: Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms, Citizenship and Simplification of Administrative Processes

Aaron Farrugia
Minister for Environment, Planning and Climate Change

Miguela Xuereb

Former Role: Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds and Social Dialogue 

Clint Camilleri
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Animal Rights and Consumer Rights

Former Role: Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights

Byron Camilleri
Minister for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement

Former Role: Labour Party whip 

New Parliamentary Secretaries in the New Cabinet

Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi
Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds

Clayton Bartolo
Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services and Digital Economy

Clifton Grima
Parliamentary Secretary for Sport, Youth and Volunteering

Chris Agius
Parliamentary Secretary for Lands and Construction

Silvio Parnis
Parliamentary Secretary for Active Ageing and Persons with Disability

Rosianne Cutajar
Parliamentary Secretary for Equality and Reform

Deo Debattista
Parliamentary Secretary for Consumer Rights and Public Cleansing

Alex Muscat
Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Community