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The D'Alema II Cabinet was the cabinet of the government of Italy from 22 December 1999 to 26 April 2000.

D'Alema II Cabinet
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55th cabinet of Italy
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Date formed22 December 1999 (1999-12-22)
Date dissolved26 April 2000 (2000-04-26) (127 days)
People and organisations
Head of stateCarlo Azeglio Ciampi
Head of governmentMassimo D'Alema
Total no. of ministers26 (incl. Prime Minister)
Member partyDS, PPI, Dem, UDEUR, PdCI, RI, FdV
Abstention:
SDI
Status in legislatureCentre-left coalition
Opposition partyFI, LN, AN, PRC, CCD, CDU
Opposition leaderSilvio Berlusconi
History
Legislature term(s)XIII Legislature (1996 – 2001)
PredecessorD'Alema I Cabinet
SuccessorAmato II Cabinet

Following the exit from the majority of the United Christian Democrats led by Rocco Buttiglione and of the Union for the Republic led by Francesco Cossiga, and in order to allow The Democrats to join the government, Massimo D'Alema resigned and formed a new government. The Italian Democratic Socialists, instead, did not participate to the formation of the cabinet and they decided to abstain in the vote of confidence to the new government.

The government stood in office for only 4 months: after the heavy defeat of The Olive Tree at the 2000 regional elections, D'Alema resigned for an "act of political sensitivity".[1]

The task of forming a new government was entrusted to Giuliano Amato, already minister in the two D'Alema cabinets.

Contents

Party breakdownEdit

MinistersEdit

9
6
4
2
2
2
1
1

Ministers and other membersEdit

Composition of the GovernmentEdit

Portrait Office Name Term Party Undersecretaries
 
Prime Minister
Massimo D'Alema
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Democrats of the Left
Enrico Luigi Micheli (PPI)
Marco Minniti (DS)[a]
Stefano Passigli (DS)[b]
 
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Lamberto Dini
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Italian Renewal
Franco Danieli (DEM)
Umberto Ranieri (DS)
Rino Serri (DS)
Aniello Palumbo (PPI)
(since 30 December 1999)
 
Minister of the Interior
Enzo Bianco
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
The Democrats
Franco Barberi (Ind.)
Massimo Brutti (DS)
Ombretta Fumagalli Carulli (RI)
Severino Lavagnini (PPI)
Alberto Maritati (DS)
 
Minister of Grace and Justice
Oliviero Diliberto
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Party of Italian Communists
Giuseppe Ayala (DS)
Franco Corleone (FdV)
Marianna Li Calzi (RI)
Rocco Maggi (DEM)
 
Minister of Treasury, Budget and Economic Planning
Giuliano Amato
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Independent
Ferdinando De Franciscis (PPI)
Dino Piero Giarda (Ind.)
Giorgio Macciotta (DS)
Roberto Pinza (PPI)
(until 30 December 1999)
Bruno Solaroli (DS)
 
Minister of Finance
Vincenzo Visco
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Democrats of the Left
Natale D'Amico (RI)
Alfiero Grandi (DS)
Mauro Fabris (UDEUR)
(until 30 December 1999)
Armando Veneto (PPI)
(since 30 December 1999)
 
Minister of Defense
Sergio Mattarella
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Italian People's Party
Paolo Guerrini (PdCI)
Romano Misserville (UDEUR)
(until 30 December 1999)
Roberto Pinza (PPI)
(since 30 December 1999)
Gianni Rivera (DEM)
Massimo Ostillio (UDEUR)
 
Minister of Public Education
Luigi Berlinguer
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Democrats of the Left
Giuseppe Gambale (DEM)
Nadia Masini (DS)
Giovanni Polidoro (PPI)
Carla Rocchi (FdV)
 
Minister of Public Works
Willer Bordon
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
The Democrats
Antonio Bargone (Ind.)
Mauro Fabris (UDEUR)
(since 30 December 1999)
Armando Veneto (PPI)
(until 30 December 1999)
Gianni Francesco Mattioli (FdV)
Salvatore Ladu (PPI)
 
Minister of Agricultural and Forestry Policies
Paolo De Castro
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
The Democrats
Roberto Borroni (DS)
Aniello Di Nardo (DEM)
 
Minister of Transport and Navigation
Pier Luigi Bersani
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Democrats of the Left
Giordano Angelini (DS)
Luca Danese (UDEUR)
Mario Occhipinti (DEM)
 
Minister of Communications
Salvatore Cardinale
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Union of Democrats for Europe
Vincenzo Maria Vita (DS)
Michele Lauria (PPI)
 
Minister of Industry, Commerce and Craftsmanship
Enrico Letta
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Italian People's Party
Gabriele Cimadoro (DEM)
Lanfranco Turci (DS)
Gianfranco Morgando (PPI)
(since 30 December 1999)
Aniello Palumbo (PPI)
(until 30 December 1999)
 
Minister of Labour and Social Security
Cesare Salvi
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Democrats of the Left
Claudio Caron (PdCI)
Adolfo Manis (RI)
Raffaele Morese (Ind.)
Rosario Olivo (DS)
 
Minister of Foreign Trade
Piero Fassino
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Democrats of the Left
Silvia Barbieri (DS)
Gianfranco Morgando (PPI)
(until 30 December 1999)
 
Minister of Health
Rosy Bindi
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Italian People's Party
Monica Bettoni Brandani (DS)
Fabio Di Capua (DS)
Antonino Mangiacavallo (RI)
 
Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities
Giovanna Melandri
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Democrats of the Left
Giampaolo D'Andrea (PPI)
Maretta Scoca (UDEUR)
Adriana Vigneri (DS)
(until 30 December 1999)
 
Minister of the Environment
Edo Ronchi
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Federation of the Greens
Valerio Calzolaio (DS)
Nicola Fusillo (PPI)
 
Minister of University, Scientific Research and Technology
Ortensio Zecchino
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Italian People's Party
Antonino Cuffaro (PdCI)
Luciano Guerzoni (DS)
Vincenzo Sica (DEM)
 
Minister for Institutional Reforms
(without portfolio)
Antonio Maccanico
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
The Democrats
Dario Franceschini (PPI)
 
Minister for Equal Opportunities
(without portfolio)
Laura Balbo
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Federation of the Greens
 
Minister of Regional Affairs
(without portfolio)
Katia Bellillo
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Party of Italian Communists
Luciano Caveri (UV)
 
Minister for Parliamentary Relations
(without portfolio)
Agazio Loiero
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Union of Democrats for Europe
Elena Montecchi (DS)
 
Minister of Public Function
(without portfolio)
Franco Bassanini
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Democrats of the Left
Raffaele Cananzi (PPI)
Adriana Vigneri (DS)
(since 30 December 1999)
 
Minister of Social Solidarity
(without portfolio)
Livia Turco
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Democrats of the Left
 
Minister of Community Policies
(without portfolio)
Patrizia Toia
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Italian People's Party
 
Secretary of the Council of Ministers
Enrico Luigi Micheli
22 December 1999 – 26 April 2000
Italian People's Party
  1. ^ With delegation to information and publishing, the 2000 Jubilee, the CESIS, and furthermore delegated to represent the President of the Council at the COPACO.
  2. ^ With delegation to technological innovation.

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