Maliq Bushati

Maliq Bey Bushati[1] (8 February 1890 – 20 February 1946) was an Albanian public official and politician. After the Italian invasion of Albania he became an Interior Minister in the Vërlaci government and afterwards Prime Minister of Albania during the Italian occupation from 13 February to 12 May 1943, thus an Axis collaborator.[2]

Maliq Bushati
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18th Prime Minister of Albania
In office
13 February 1943 – 12 May 1943
MonarchVictor Emmanuel III
Preceded byEkrem Libohova
Succeeded byEkrem Libohova
Interior secretary minister of Albania
In office
12 April 1939 – 3 December 1941
Preceded byZef Kadarja
Succeeded byMustafa Kruja
Personal details
Born(1890-02-08)8 February 1890
Shkodër, Scutari Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died20 February 1946(1946-02-20) (aged 56)
Cause of deathExecution by firing squad
Political partyAlbanian Fascist Party
ProfessionPrime Minister

Along with two other Axis Collaborators Lef Nosi and father Anton Harapi, he was sentenced to death by communist Albania.


Maliq was born in Shkodër on 8 February 1890 to Hyssen Beg in the Alibegaj branch of the Bushati family.[3] His father followed military education at the local school and in Istanbul afterwards. He served with the rank of binbaşı in Vilayet of Salonica during the first years of the 20th century, only to die suddenly at a young age in 1903.[4]


  1. ^ Elsie, Robert (2012). "Bushati, Maliq Bey". A Biographical Dictionary of Albanian History. I.B.Tauris. p. 60.
  2. ^ Fischer, Bernd Jürgen (1999). Albania at war, 1939–1945. Purdue University Press. p. 141. ISBN 9781557531414.
  3. ^ Fjalor enciklopedik i viktimave të terrorit komunist (A-Ç) (PDF). Tirana: Instituti i Studimit të Krimeve dhe Pasojave të Komunizmit (ISKK). 2012. pp. 214–215. ISBN 978-9928-168-01-6.
  4. ^ Bushati, Hamdi (2003). Bushatllinjtë (in Albanian). Shkodër: Idromeno. pp. 369–378. ISBN 9789992784129.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Albania
Succeeded by