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24/09/2021 18:15:00

Presentation of coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Self-Government Constitution of 1921

This afternoon, the Parliament welcomed a speech by a number of academics and the Speaker of the House, Hon. Anġlu Farrugia, about the role that the Parliament has played and can play in order for our communities to be the place in which they must be nurtured. This event was organized by the Office of the Speaker in the wake of the celebrations of the Maltese Parliament which commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Maltese Parliament as we know it today.

The discussion was delivered by Professor Andrew Azzopardi and was attended by Speaker Anġlu Farrugia, Prof. Ray Mangion, Dr Marie Briguglio and Dr Mario Thomas Vassallo.

In his opening speech, Dr Anġlu Farrugia referred to the country's democratic path, one of the key moments of which was the granting of the Self-Government Constitution in 1921, only a few years after the horrible accidents of the Sette Giugno 1919. He also spoke about how the Parliament, over time, should be an increasingly open and transparent institution in its working role, and stressed that this should be complemented by dignified behaviour by Members of Parliament, and also by fair and correct reporting by the media.

At the end of the discussion, the coin commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Self-Government Constitution in 1921, was launched by the Central Bank of Malta together with the Parliament of Malta. The Governor of the Central Bank, Prof. Edward Scicluna, gave a brief overview of the coins issued by the Central Bank of Malta since 1972 commemorating the Maltese Constitution which saw Malta as a developing country, from a fortress-English colony to a sovereign nation, following which he presented this coin to Speaker Anġlu Farrugia.

As a thanking gesture towards the guests, the Bank also provided commemorative coins to the academics who contributed to the earlier panel discussion.

Presentation of coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Self-Government Constitution

From Left: Dr Anġlu Farrugia, Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Governor of Central Bank of Malta, Prof. Edward Scicluna

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