Former Nationalist MP Renato Agius Muscat passed away this morning, aged 72.

Mr Agius Muscat, who was from Zabbar, was elected to Parliament in 1987. Between 1995 and 1997, he served as mayor on the Zabbar council.

In 1996, he was one of the recipients of a commemorative medal to mark the 75th anniversary of the re-introduction of self-government in 1921.

In a statement, the Nationalist Party expressed its condolences and praised Mr Agius Muscat for his service to the country and the party.

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