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Dom Mintoff

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8th Prime Minister of Malta
In office
21 June 1971 – 22 December 1984
Monarch Elizabeth II
President Anthony Mamo
Anton Buttigieg
Albert Hyzler (Acting)
Agatha Barbara
Governor-General Maurice Henry Dorman
Anthony Mamo
Preceded by Giorgio Borg Olivier
Succeeded by Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici
In office
11 March 1955 – 26 April 1958
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor Robert Laycock
Preceded by Giorgio Borg Olivier
Succeeded by Position Abolished
Personal details
Born 6 August 1916
Bormla, Malta
Died 20 August 2012(2012-08-20) (aged 96)
Tarxien, Malta
Political party Labour Party
Moyra de Vere Bentinck
(m. 1947; died 1997)
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Domenico Mintoff, KUOM (Maltese: Duminku Mintoff; often called il-Perit, "the Architect"; 6 August 1916 – 20 August 2012) 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.

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

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

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