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Cesare Salvi (born 9 June 1948) is an Italian politician who served as Minister of labor and social security.

Cesare Salvi
Cesare Salvi Senato.jpg
Minister of Labor and Social Security
In office
25 April 2000 – 11 June 2001
Prime MinisterGiuliano Amato
Preceded byAntonio Bassolino
Member of the Senate of the Republic
In office
23 April 1992 – 28 April 2008
Personal details
Born (1948-06-09) 9 June 1948 (age 71)
Lecce, Province of Lecce, Italy
Political partyItalian Communist Party
Democratic Party of the Left
Democrats of the Left
Socialism 2000
ProfessionPolitician, University professor


Early lifeEdit

Salvi was born in Lecce on 9 June 1948.[1][2]


Salvi was the spokesperson for the secretary of DS.[3] He was a senator from 1992 to 2008.[1] He was also head of the DS senators.[4]

He served as the relatore (secretary) for one of the four sub-committees (specifically one about the form of government) dealing the future form of the Italian governments under the joint constitutional committee launched during the period of 1997-98.[5][6] He was appointed labor minister to the cabinet headed by then prime minister Giuliano Amato in June 2000.[7] Salvi replaced Antonio Bassolino as labor minister.[8] He was in office until 2001.

Then he served as the head of the judiciary committee at the 14th senate of Italy from 30 May 2001 to 27 April 2006.[1][9] He became the leader of the DS's left wing, ‘Sinistra per il Socialismo’ (Left for Socialism) in the mid-2000s.[10]


Salvi is the author of the following books: Il contenuto del diritto di proprietà. Artt. 832-833 (1994; The content of the property right. Articles 832 to 833), La rosa rossa: Il futuro della sinistra (Ingrandimenti) (2000; The red rose: The Future of the Left (enlargements)) and La responsabilità civile (2005; Responsibility of Civils).[11] He also published a book about cronyism in 2005, The Cost of Democracy.[12]


  1. ^ a b c "Cesare Salvi". Italian Senate. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  2. ^ Ignazi, Piero (2003). "Italy". Wiley. 40 (3–4): 340–347. doi:10.1111/1475-6765.00054-i2.
  3. ^ Carlo Guarnieri; James Newell (2005). Quo Vadis?. Berghahn Books. p. 130. ISBN 978-1-84545-137-0. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  4. ^ Pina, Jorge (10 April 1997). "Government Gets Senate Vote of Confidence". Inter Press Service. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  5. ^ Donovan, Mark (April 2003). "Semi-Presidentialism in Italy: From Taboo to Taboo?" (PDF). PSA. Retrieved 27 February 2013.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Gilbert, Mark (1998). "Transforming Italy's institutions? The bicameral committee on institutional reform". Modern Italy. 3 (1): 49–66. doi:10.1080/13532949808454791.
  7. ^ Mark Gilbert; Gianfranco Pasquino (1 December 2000). Italian Politics, a Review: A Publication of the Conference Group on Italian Politics and the Carlo Cattaneo Institute. Berghahn Books. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-57181-840-9. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  8. ^ Sergio Fabbrini (2008). Italy in the European Union: Redefining National Interest in a Compound Polity. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-7425-5566-2. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Senate bodies". Italian Senate. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  10. ^ Salucci, Lapo (2008). "Left No More: Exit, Voice and Loyalty in the Dissolution of a Party" (PDF). APSA. Retrieved 27 February 2013.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Books by Cesare Salvi". Amazon. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  12. ^ Povoledo, Elisabetta (27 July 2007). "A book grabs attention by depicting Italian politicians as greedy and self-referential". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 February 2013.

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