The Ciampi Cabinet, led by the former Governor of the Bank of Italy Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, was the 50th cabinet of the Italian Republic and the second and final cabinet of the XI Legislature. It held office from 28 April 1993 until 11 May 1994, a total of 377 days, or 1 year and 12 days.
50th Cabinet of Italy
|Date formed||29 April 1993|
|Date dissolved||11 May 1994(377 days)|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Oscar Luigi Scalfaro|
|Head of government||Carlo Azeglio Ciampi|
|No. of ministers||25 (incl. Prime Minister)|
|Total no. of members||30 (incl. Prime Minister)|
|Member parties||Independents, DC, PSI, PSDI, PLI |
PDS, LN, PRI, FdV
|Status in legislature||National unity government|
|Opposition parties||PRC, MSI, Rete|
|Outgoing election||1994 election|
|Legislature term(s)||XI Legislature (1992–1994)|
|Predecessor||Amato I Cabinet|
|Successor||Berlusconi I Cabinet|
It was the first government of the Italian Republic led by a non-Parliamentarian.
Former communists joined the government for the first time since 1947, but they left the government after a few days.
Indeed, on 4 May 1993, a few days later the settlement of the government, the Democratic Party of the Left and the Federation of the Greens withdrew their ministers, in protest against the failed authorization to proceed against Bettino Craxi by the Chamber of Deputies. The PDS ministers were replaced with independents.
The cabinet obtained the confidence in the Chamber of Deputies on 7 May 1993, with 309 votes in favour, 60 against and 182 abstentions, and in the Senate on 12 May 1993, with 162 votes in favour, 36 against and 50 abstentions. The Democratic Party of the Left, the Northern League, the Italian Republican Party and the Greens refrained from voting for confidence in the government.
The government resigned on 13 January 1994.
The government was initially composed of the members of the following parties:
- Independents: Prime Minister, 8 ministers
- Christian Democracy (DC): 8 ministers and 20 undersecretaries
- Italian Socialist Party (PSI): 5 ministers and 10 undersecretaries
- Italian Liberal Party (PLI): 1 minister and 3 undersecretaries
- Italian Democratic Socialist Party (PSDI): 1 minister and 3 undersecretaries
- Italian Republican Party (PRI): 1 undersecretary
Until 4 May 1993, the government was also composed of members of the following parties:
Composition of the GovernmentEdit
- With delegation to the Civil Protection
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