De Mita, Ciriaco Luigi

De Mita, Ciriaco Luigi, 1928–, Italian political leader, premier of Italy (1988–89). A Christian Democrat for most of his political career, he was a member of parliament (1963–94, 1996–2008) and served as industry minister (1973–74), foreign trade minister (1974–76), and minister without portfolio (1976–79) before becoming premier. From 2009 to 2013 De Mita served in the European Parliament.

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