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Mifta al-Usta Umar (Arabic: مفتاح الاسطى عمر ‎) (1935-22 March 2010)[citation needed] was the General Secretary of Libya's General People's Congress[1] from 15 February 1984 to 7 October 1990. In this role, he was officially Libya's head of state, though Muammar Gaddafi continued to exercise ultimate authority in Libya as "Leader and Guide of the Revolution".

Mifta al-Usta Umar
Head of State of Libya
In office
15 February 1984 – 7 October 1990
Preceded byMuhammad az-Zaruq Rajab
Succeeded byAbdul Razzaq as-Sawsa
Personal details
Died(2010-03-22)22 March 2010

Born in Darna in 1935. Born in Benghazi.

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Ain Shams University in Cairo in 1961. He worked as a physician at Massa Hospital in Al-Bayda and, in 1963, became General Manager of the hospital


  1. ^ Metz, Helen Chapin (2004). Libya. Kessinger Publishing, LLC. p. 198. ISBN 978-1-4191-3012-0.