Bettino Craxi

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Bettino Craxi
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45th Prime Minister of Italy
In office
4 August 1983 – 17 April 1987
President Alessandro Pertini
Francesco Cossiga
Deputy Arnaldo Forlani
Preceded by Amintore Fanfani
Succeeded by Amintore Fanfani
Personal details
Born Benedetto Craxi
(1934-02-24)24 February 1934
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Died 19 January 2000(2000-01-19) (aged 65)
Hammamet, Tunisia
Nationality Italian
Political party Socialist Party
Children Bobo Craxi,
Stefania Craxi
Religion Roman Catholic

Benedetto "Bettino" Craxi (Italian: [betˈtiːno ˈkraksi]; 24 February 1934 – 19 January 2000) was an Italian politician. He was Prime Minister of Italy from 1983 to 1987.

Early life[change | change source]

Craxi was born in Milan on 24 February 1934.[1] His father was a Sicilian lawyer.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jessup, John E. (1998). An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Conflict and Conflict Resolution, 1945-1996. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. p. 140.  (subscription needed)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Amintore Fanfani
Prime Minister of Italy
1983–1987
Succeeded by
Amintore Fanfani
Assembly seats
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of Parliament for Milan (1968–1983)
and for Naples (1983–1992).
Legislatures: V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI

1968–1994
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
European Parliament
Preceded by
None, Parliament established
Member of European Parliament for Northwest Italy
Legislatures: I, III

1979 – 1983
1989 – 1992
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Preceded by
Yasuhiro Nakasone
Chair of the G7
1987
Succeeded by
Amintore Fanfani