Dom Mintoff

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Dom Mintoff

Dom Mintoff (1974).jpg
8th Prime Minister of Malta
In office
21 June 1971 – 22 December 1984
MonarchElizabeth II
PresidentAnthony Mamo
Anton Buttigieg
Albert Hyzler (Acting)
Agatha Barbara
Governor-GeneralMaurice Henry Dorman
Anthony Mamo
Preceded byGiorgio Borg Olivier
Succeeded byKarmenu Mifsud Bonnici
In office
11 March 1955 – 26 April 1958
MonarchElizabeth II
GovernorRobert Laycock
Preceded byGiorgio Borg Olivier
Succeeded byPosition Abolished
Personal details
Born6 August 1916
Bormla, Malta
Died20 August 2012(2012-08-20) (aged 96)
Tarxien, Malta
Political partyLabour Party
Moyra de Vere Bentinck
(m. 1947; died 1997)

Domenico Mintoff, KUOM (Maltese: Duminku Mintoff; often called il-Perit, "the Architect"; 6 August 1916 – 20 August 2012)[1] was a Maltese Socialist politician, architect, and engineer. He was leader of the Labour Party from 1949 to 1984, and was 8th Prime Minister of Malta from 1955 to 1958 and from 1971 to 1984.[2]

His tenure as Prime Minister has been seen with mixed views because he helped create better living conditions of the Maltese people[3][4][5] but saw a rise in authoritarianism and political violence.[6][7][8]

Mintoff was taken to hospital on 18 July 2012.[9] He was later discharged on 4 August and spent his 96th birthday at home in Tarxien.[10][11] He died there sixteen days later on 20 August 2012.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. Publishing, Britannica Educational (2013). Cyprus, Greece, and Malta. Britanncia Educational Publishing. p. 155. ISBN 978-1-61530-985-6.
  2. "Encyclopædia Britannica: Dom Mintoff". Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  3. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2013-08-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. Sammut, Carmen (2007). Media and Maltese Society - Carmen Sammut. Lexington Books. ISBN 978-0-7391-1526-8. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  5. "Dom Mintoff, Malta's political giant, passes away". Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  6. "Dom Mintoff". 2012-08-21. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  7. "Dom Mintoff, a dominant figure in Malta for 30 years, did great harm to his country |". 2012-08-22. Archived from the original on 2018-02-19. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  8. "CIA Files Show 20 Years Of Paranoia About Dom Mintoff". Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  9. "Dom Mintoff's health condition 'improved remarkably' - Mater Dei". 26 July 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  10. "Dom Mintoff discharged from Mater Dei Hospital on Saturday". 5 August 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  11. Xuereb, Matthew (5 August 2012). "Mintoff to spend his 96th birthday quietly at home". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  12. "Times of Malta: Dom Mintoff, Malta's political giant, passes away". 20 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012.