“Let’s not lose the hard-earned success” – Beppe Fenech Adami

Son of President Emeritus marks his father’s 86th birthday with an emotional video

Happy birthday papa’. Grazzi ta kollox. Keep going

Posted by Beppe Fenech Adami on Thursday, February 6, 2020

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Today President Emeritus Eddie Fenech Adami celebrates this 86th Birthday. Born on the 7th February 1934, Fenech Adami was Leader of the PN in Opposition, Prime Minister and later President of the Republic of Malta.  His centrist policies were largely based on the precepts of the common good and social justice and this he saw fulfilled in his vision for Malta as part of the European Union.

Beppe Fenech Adami, son of the President Emeritus Friday morning posted a video on social media as a tribute to his father’s legacy. Many have described the video as ‘emotional’ and one ‘which brought memories of the glory days’ of the Nationalist Party. In this video, Beppe Fenech Adami, a PN MP, said that they have always celebrated his father’s birthday at Dar tal-Providenza. “It is always what our father wanted” said Beppe Fenech Adami.

Eddie Fenech Adami has served as Malta’s seventh President between 2004 and 2009. He also served as Malta’s Prime Minister between 1987 and 1996 and again between 1998 and 2004.

He was first co-opted to Parliament in 1969. Fenech Adami had also served within the different structures of the Nationalist Party. He was the President of the General Council and also of the Administrative Council of the PN.

The Nationalist Party under his helm won 4 general elections stretching from 1987 till 2003. These elections all sought different political scenarios. The political battles faced in the late 1980s and early ’90s were totally different from those of the late ’90s and of 2003. The general election of 2003 was an election which had determined whether Malta would become a full member of the European Union or not. Malta eventually became officially a full member of the European Union on the 1st of May 2004.