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Article 48

(1) There shall be a President of Malta who shall be appointed by Resolution of the House of Representatives.

(2) A person shall not be qualified to be appointed to the office of President if --

(a) he is not a citizen of Malta; or

(b) he holds or has held the office of Chief Justice or other judge of the Superior Courts; or

(c) he is not eligible for appointment to or to act in any public office in accordance with sections 109, 118 and 120 of this Constitution.


(3) The office of President shall become vacant --

(a) on the expiration of five years from the date of the appointment to that office; or

(b) if the holder of the office is removed from office by Resolution of the House of Representatives on the ground of inability to perform the functions of his office (whether arising from infirmity of body or mind or any other cause) or misbehaviour.