The PLPN Bedfellow

A little visual reminder for Malta’s political parties busy washing their hands of any links to Gaddhafi. What follows is a list of the years Gaddhafi spent in power. Those marked blue were years of nationalist government and those marked red were years of labour government.

1969 . 1970 . 1971 . 1972 . 1973 . 1974 . 1975 . 1976 . 1977 . 1978 . 1979 . 1980 . 1981 . 1982 . 1983 . 1984 . 1985 . 1986 . 1987 . 1988 . 1989 . 1990 . 1991 . 1992 . 1993 . 1994 . 1995 . 1996. 1997 . 1998 . 1999 . 2000 . 2001 . 2002 . 2003 . 2004 . 2005 . 2006 . 2007 . 2008 . 2009. 2011

Here’s TIME in 1972 on Mintoff & Gaddhafi: Gaddafi to the rescue

Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi appears willing to support Mintoff financially. Gaddafi has already loaned Malta about $3,000,000 to replenish the government’s diminishing social security fund. Now he seems ready to do more. The end of 170 years of British use of the island would mean eliminating 22,000 full-or part-time jobs and losing a $54 million annual contribution to the economy. Gaddafi recently dispatched a plane to Malta to fly Mintoff to Tripoli.

Made honorary member of the “Xirka Gieh ir-Republika” in 1975.

Made honorary companion of the National Order of Merit in 2004.