Giulio Andreotti

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Person.png Giulio Andreotti   PowerbaseRdf-icon.png
(politician)
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Born1919-01-14
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Died2013-05-06 (Age 94)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
NationalityItalian
Alma materLa Sapienza, University of Rome
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Children • Lamberto
• Marilena
• Stefano
• Serena
SpouseLivia Danese
Member ofKnights of Malta, Le Cercle
PartyDC,  PPI,  ED,  Independent,  UDC

Flag of prime minister of Italy.svg Prime Minister of Italy Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
22 July 1989 - 28 June 1992
Preceded byCiriaco De Mita

Flag of prime minister of Italy.svg Prime Minister of Italy Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
29 July 1976 - 4 August 1979
Preceded byAldo Moro
Succeeded byFrancesco Cossiga

Flag of prime minister of Italy.svg Prime Minister of Italy Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
17 February 1972 - 7 July 1973

Employment.png Minister of Culture and the Environment

In office
12 April 1991 - 28 June 1992

Employment.png Minister of State Participation

In office
26 December 1990 - 28 June 1992

[[|x22px|link=Minister of Foreign Affairs]] Minister of Foreign Affairs

In office
4 August 1983 - 22 July 1989
Succeeded byGianni De Michelis

Employment.png Minister of the Interior

In office
11 May 1978 - 13 June 1978
Preceded byFrancesco Cossiga
Succeeded byVirginio Rognoni

Employment.png Minister of the Interior

In office
18 January 1954 - 8 February 1954

Employment.png Minister of the Budget and Planning

In office
23 November 1974 - 29 July 1976

[[|x22px|link=Minister of Defence]] Minister of Defence

In office
14 March 1974 - 23 November 1974

[[|x22px|link=Minister of Defence]] Minister of Defence

In office
15 February 1959 - 23 February 1966
Preceded byAntonio Segni

Employment.png Minister of Industry Commerce and Manufacturing

In office
23 February 1966 - 12 December 1968

Employment.png Minister of the Treasury

In office
1 July 1958 - 15 February 1959

Employment.png Minister of Finance

In office
6 July 1955 - 1 July 1958

Employment.png Minister of Planning and the Budget

In office
23 November 1974 - 29 July 1976

Employment.png Minister of Industry Commerce and Craftmanship

In office
23 February 1964 - 12 December 1968

Employment.png Secretary of the Council of Ministers

In office
1 June 1947 - 18 January 1954

Giulio Andreotti was an Italian politician who has been termed the "ultimate insider of Italian political life".[1] As Prime Minister of Italy, he publicly admitted the existence of Operation Gladio, years after similar revelations from Vincenzo Vinciguerra.[2]

Career

The Economist commented in his obituary about "the other bells, the funeral bells, which rang out rather too often around him and his circle. One of the victims was Giorgio Ambrosoli, a liquidator murdered for his conscientious investigation of the affairs of a Mafia banker, Michele Sindona, whom Mr Andreotti once called the saviour of the lira."

Kidnapping of Aldo Moro

Full article: Kidnapping of Aldo Moro

During the kidnapping of Aldo Moro, Andreotti refused any negotiation with his captors. Moro, during his imprisonment, wrote a statement expressing very harsh judgements against Andreotti.[3]

Murder allegations

On April 6, 1993, Mafia turncoat Tommaso Buscetta told Palermo prosecutors that he had learned from his boss Gaetano Badalamenti that Carmine Pecorelli's murder had been carried out in the interest of Andreotti. The Salvo cousins, two powerful Sicilian politicians with deep ties to local Mafia families, were also involved in the murder. Buscetta testified that Gaetano Badalamenti told him that the murder had been commissioned by the Salvo cousins, as a favor to Andreotti. Andreotti allegedly was afraid that Pecorelli was about to publish information that could have destroyed his political career. Among the information was the complete memorial of Aldo Moro, which would be published only in 1990 and which Pecorelli had shown to general Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa before his death.[4] Dalla Chiesa was also assassinated by Mafia in September 1982.

In 1999, a Perugia court acquitted Andreotti, his right-hand man Claudio Vitalone (a former Foreign Trade Minister), Badalamenti and Giuseppe Calò, as well as the alleged killers Massimo Carminati, one of the founder of the NAR, and Michelangelo La Barbera from the charges brought against them.

On November 17, 2002, on appeal, Andreotti and Badalamenti were sentenced to 24 years for Pecorelli's murder. The sentence, however, was thrown out by the Supreme Court of Cassation on October 30, 2003.

Deep political connections

Andreotti attended Le Cercle.

14 January 1919|6 May 2013| 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Le Cercle/1970 (Washington)2 December 19702 December 1970US
Washington DC
Rockefeller family mansion
Exact dates uncertain
Le Cercle/1980 (Washington)5 December 19807 December 1980US
Washington DC
Madison Hotel


References

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/may/06/giulio-andreotti-prime-minister
  2. http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/725
  3. Moro, Aldo (1978). "Il Memoriale di Aldo Moro" (PDF) (in italiano). Retrieved 17 October 2010.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").
  4. Maria Antonietta, Calabrò. "Intreccio Pecorelli-Moro: già da un anno s'indaga" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 19 October 2010.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").
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