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The Government of Malta (Maltese : Gvern ta' Malta) is the executive branch of the Maltese State. It is made up of the Cabinet and the Parliamentary Secretaries. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President of Malta, with the President making their decision based on the situation within the Maltese parliament. The Prime Minister is responsible for assigning departments of government to Permanent Secretaries. The President of Malta also appoints the rest of the cabinet with the assent of the Prime Minister of Malta. [1]

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  1. "Government of Malta". Archived from the original on 2015-09-04. Retrieved 2015-08-24.