Emilio Colombo

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Senator
Emilio Colombo
Emilio Colombo.jpg
40th
Prime Minister of Italy
In office
6 August 1970 – 17 February 1972
President Giuseppe Saragat
Giovanni Leone
Preceded by Mariano Rumor
Succeeded by Giulio Andreotti
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
1 August 1992 – 28 April 1993
Prime Minister Giuliano Amato
Preceded by Vincenzo Scotti
Succeeded by Beniamino Andreatta
In office
4 April 1980 – 4 August 1983
Prime Minister Arnaldo Forlani
Giovanni Spadolini
Amintore Fanfani
Preceded by Attilio Ruffini
Succeeded by Giulio Andreotti
Lifetime Senator
In office
4 February 2003 – 24 June 2013
Constituency Appointment
by President Ciampi
Personal details
Born (1920-04-11)11 April 1920
PotenzaBasilicataItaly             
Died 24 June 2013(2013-06-24) (aged 93)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Christian Democracy
independent (2003-2008)
UDC-independence (2008-current)

Emilio Colombo (11 April 1920 – 24 June 2013) was an Italian politician who was Prime Minister of Italy from 1970 to 1972. In 2003 he was appointed to be an Italian senator-for-life, a seat which he held until his death. In the first five years as senator, he was an independent. During the 16th term of the Senate in 2008-2013, he opted to join the parliamentary group UDC-independence.

Colombo was born on 11 April 1920 in Potenza, Basilicata, Italy. In November 2003, he admitted to have used cocaine (for "therapeutic purposes") over a 12- to 18-month period, and to be a homosexual.[1][2] Colombo died on 24 June 2013 from natural causes in Rome, Italy, aged 93.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Scalfari, Eugenio (27 February 2007). "Casini dica Dico". L'Espresso. Retrieved 20 July 2007. (Italian)
  2. Hooper, John (27 November 2003). "Former PM tells of regular cocaine use". The Age. Melbourne. Retrieved 20 July 2007. 
  3. "È morto Emilio Colombo: aveva 93 anni L'Italia dice addio all'ultimo padre costituente". la Repubblica (in Italian). 24 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.