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New Orderof Malta government members

Five-yearly election held in Rome

Rome, 31 May 2014

The Sovereign Council, elected 30 May 2014 for five years                                   The Sovereign Council, elected 30 May 2014 for five years

Sixty-one representatives of the Sovereign Order of Malta from the continents, including 28 of the Order’s religious, members of the executive branch and heads of the major national bodies met to elect the governing members of the Order of Malta for the next five years.

The most senior roles

Grand Commander: Fra’ Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein

Grand Chancellor (Head of the Executive Branch and Foreign Minister): Albrecht von Boeselager

Grand Hospitaller, Minister of Health and of International Cooperation: Dominique de la Rochefoucauld-Montbel

Receiver of the Common Treasure (Finance Minister): Janos von Esterhazy de Galantha

Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing declared: “I am confident that the expertise of the senior members elected to these important strategic posts in the government of the Sovereign Order of Malta will contribute great value as we move forward in this century of significant challenges – social, humanitarian and spiritual – in the 120 countries where we work. I send my best wishes to the newly elected members for their important tasks.”   

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