Malta: Polity Style: 1964-2019

13 Nov 1530 - 12 Jun 1798 under sovereignty of the Order of Malta
12 Jun 1798 - 5 Sep 1800 part of France [1][2]
5 Sep 1800 - 30 May 1814 occupied by Great Britain (from 1 Jan 1801 United Kingdom)
30 May 1814 - 21 Sep 1964 colonial possession of the United Kingdom
3 Mar 1962 constituted as the State of Malta in accordance with the Malta (Constitution) Order in Council, 1961, which was passed 24 Oct 1961 and took effect upon the proclamation published in the Government Gazette 3 Mar 1962
3 Mar 1962 - 21 Sep 1964 Stat ta’ Malta = State of Malta
21 Sep 1964 Malta became an independent state in accordance with the Malta Independence Act, 1964, which was passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom (House of Commons 23 Jul 1964, House of Lords 28 Jul 1964), received Royal Assent 31 Jul 1964, and took effect on a date (21 Sep 1964) appointed by the Malta Independence Order 1964 issued 2 Sep 1964 (Government Gazette, No. 11,688, 18 Sep 1964, Supplement)
21 Sep 1964 constituted as Malta in accordance with the Constitution of 1964 as part of Malta Independence Order, 1964
21 Sep 1964 - 13 Dec 1974 Malta
13 Dec 1974 constituted as the Republic of Malta in accordance with the Constitution of Malta (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1974 (passed by the House of Representatives 13 Dec 1974, effective upon the proclamation published in the Government Gazette 13 Dec 1974 as prescribed by Section 1.3) [4]
13 Dec 1974 - Repubblika ta’ Malta = Republic of Malta

[1] French authority is claimed by insurgent authorities (2 Sep 1798 - 5 Sep 1800) in actual possession of some territories.
[2] France's claim to Malta is extinguished by the Treaty of Amiens (25 Mar 1802), which purports to return Malta to the Order of Malta, but this provision is never carried out.
[3] Full title: An Act to make provision for, and in connection with, the attainment by Malta of fully responsible status within the Commonwealth.
[4] Full title: An Act further to amend the Constitution of Malta and to provide for matters ancillary or consequential thereto or connected therewith.
Last updated on: 17 Feb 2019 08:06:17