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Guido de Marco

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Guido de Marco

Guido de Marco aboard USS La Salle, 2003
6th President of Malta
In office
4 April 1999 – 4 April 2004
Prime MinisterEdward Fenech Adami
Lawrence Gonzi
Preceded byUgo Mifsud Bonnici
Succeeded byEdward Fenech Adami
President of the United Nations General Assembly
In office
Preceded byJoseph Nanven Garba
Succeeded bySamir S. Shihabi
Personal details
Born(1931-07-22)July 22, 1931
Valletta, British Malta
DiedAugust 12, 2010(2010-08-12) (aged 79)
Msida, Malta
Political partyNationalist
Spouse(s)Violet de Marco (née Saliba; 19??–2010; his death)

Guido de Marco KUOM (22 July 1931 – 12 August 2010) was a Maltese politician. He served as the sixth President of Malta from 1999 to 2004. de Marco also served as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior, Justice, and Minister for Foreign Affairs.

He was elected President of the 45th session of the United Nations General Assembly in 1990, and Chairman of the Commonwealth Foundation in 2004.[1][2] A renowned criminal lawyer, he defended some of the landmark cases in Malta during the 1980s.

de Marco died of a heart attack in Msida, Malta on 12 August 2010 at the age of 79.


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  1. "Former President Of Malta Appointed Chairperson Of The Commonwealth Foundation", The Commonwealth, 9 September 2004,
  2. "Commonwealth Foundation". Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2017-06-09.

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