Charles Mangion

Personal Information

Charles Mangion (born 14 November 1952) is a Maltese politician. He is currently Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives of Malta. Mangion was born in Pietà and lives in Luqa. He is married to Carmen, and they have three children: Malcolm, Marie-Claire and Gabriella.

Education

He had his primary education in Hal Luqa and continued his secondary level education at the Lyceum in Hamrun. He graduated from the University of Malta with a B.A. (Hons.) degree in English Literature (1974), and in 1982 he achieved the Doctorate in Laws. He practised his profession as notary with his company, Mangion & Mangion Ltd.

Political Life

He joined the Labour Party (PL) and in 1987 he was first elected to Parliament; he has continued to be elected in the following general elections. As a Member of Parliament, he represents the 6th District – Qormi, Siggiewi, u Luqa.

From 1992 and 1994, he served as Shadow Minister of Home Affairs and between 1994 and 1996, he served as Shadow Minister of Industry and Local Government. Moreover, from 1992 and 1996 he served as a Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.

In the Labour Party government led by Alfred Sant, he served as Minister of Justice and Local Government from 1996 to 1998.

In May 2003, the Labour Party delegates elected him as a Deputy Leader of the Party for parliamentary affairs.

In 2003, he became the Shadow Minister for the Economy and Finance. Sant resigned as Leader of the Opposition in 2008, following the Labour Party’s narrow defeat in the March 2008 general election, and Mangion succeeded him as Leader of the Opposition. On 1 October 2008, Mangion resigned as Leader of the Opposition to make way for the new Labour Party leader Joseph Muscat.

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