D'Alema I Cabinet

The D'Alema I Cabinet was the cabinet of the government of Italy from 21 October 1998 to 22 December 1999.

D'Alema I Cabinet
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54th Cabinet of Italy
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Date formed21 October 1998 (1998-10-21)
Date dissolved22 December 1999 (1999-12-22) (428 days)
People and organisations
Head of stateOscar Luigi Scalfaro
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Head of governmentMassimo D'Alema
No. of ministers26 (incl. Prime Minister)
Total no. of members29 (incl. Prime Minister)
Member partyDS, PPI, UDR, RI, PdCI, FdV, SDI
Status in legislatureCentre-left coalition
Opposition partyFI, AN, LN, PRC, CCD
Opposition leaderSilvio Berlusconi
History
Legislature term(s)XIII Legislature (1996 – 2001)
PredecessorProdi I Cabinet
SuccessorD'Alema II Cabinet

Prodi I Cabinet fell in 1998 when the Communist Refoundation Party withdrew its support to Prodi. This led to the formation of a new government led by Massimo D'Alema as Prime Minister. There are those who claim that D'Alema deliberately engineered the collapse of the Prodi government to become Prime Minister himself.[citation needed] As the result of a vote of no confidence in Prodi's government, D'Alema's nomination was passed by a single vote. This was the first and so far, the only occasion in the history of the Italian republic on which a vote of no confidence had ever been called; the Republic's many previous governments had been brought down by a majority "no" vote on some crucially important piece of legislation (such as the budget).

Party breakdownEdit

MinistersEdit

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Ministers and other membersEdit

Composition of the GovernmentEdit

Portrait Office Name Term Party Undersecretaries
 
Prime Minister
Massimo D'Alema
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Democrats of the Left
Franco Bassanini (DS)
Marco Minniti (DS)[a]
 
Deputy Prime Minister[b]
Sergio Mattarella
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Italian People's Party
 
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Lamberto Dini
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Italian Renewal
Valentino Martelli (UDR)
Umberto Ranieri (DS)
Rino Serri (DS)
Patrizia Toia (PPI)
 
Minister of the Interior
Rosa Russo Iervolino
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Italian People's Party
Franco Barberi (Ind.)
Alberto La Volpe (SDI)
Diego Masi (UDR)
(until 10 March 1999)
Alberto Gaetano Maritati (DS)
Giannicola Sinisi (PPI)
Adriana Vigneri (DS)
 
Minister of Grace and Justice
Oliviero Diliberto
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Party of Italian Communists
Giuseppe Ayala (DS)
Franco Corleone (FdV)
Marianna Li Calzi (RI)
Maretta Scoca (UDR)
 
Minister of Treasury, Budget and Economic Planning
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
21 October 1998 – 13 May 1999
Independent
Stefano Cusumano (UDR)
(until 26 Apr. 1999)
Natale D'Amico (RI)
Dino Piero Giarda (Ind.)
Laura Pennacchi (DS)
(until 09 July 1999)
Giorgio Macciotta (DS)
Roberto Pinza (PPI)
Bruno Solaroli (DS)
(since 27 Sept. 1999)
 
Giuliano Amato
13 May 1999 – 22 December 1999
Independent
 
Minister of Finance
Vincenzo Visco
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Democrats of the Left
Ferdinando De Franciscis (PPI)
Fausto Vigevani (DS)
Gian Franco Schietroma (SDI)
(since 04 Aug. 1999)
 
Minister of Defence
Carlo Scognamiglio
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Democratic Union for the Republic
Fabrizio Abbate (PPI)
Massimo Brutti (DS)
Paolo Guerrini (PdCI)
Gianni Rivera (RI)
 
Minister of Public Education
Luigi Berlinguer
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Democrats of the Left
Teresio Delfino (UDR)
(until 04 Aug. 1999)
Nadia Masini (DS)
Carla Rocchi (FdV)
Sergio Zoppi (PPI)
 
Minister of Public Works
Enrico Luigi Micheli
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Italian People's Party
Antonio Bargone (DS)
Mauro Fabris (UDR)
Gianni Francesco Mattioli (FdV)
 
Minister of Agricultural and Forestry Policies
Paolo De Castro
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Independent
Roberto Borroni (DS)
Nicola Fusillo (PPI)
 
Minister of Transport and Navigation
Tiziano Treu
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Italian Renewal
Giordano Angelini (DS)
Luca Danese (UDR)
 
Minister of Communications
Salvatore Cardinale
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Democratic Union for the Republic
Vincenzo Maria Vita (DS)
Michele Lauria (PPI)
 
Minister of Industry, Commerce and Craftsmanship
Pier Luigi Bersani
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Democrats of the Left
Umberto Carpi (DS)
Gianfranco Morgando (PPI)
 
Minister of Labour and Social Security
Antonio Bassolino
21 October 1998 – 21 June 1999
Democrats of the Left
Claudio Caron (PdCI)
Bianca Maria Fiorillo (RI)
Raffaele Morese (Ind.)
Luigi Viviani (DS)
 
Cesare Salvi
21 June 1999 – 22 December 1999
Democrats of the Left
 
Minister of Foreign Trade
Piero Fassino
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Democrats of the Left
Antonello Cabras (DS)
 
Minister of Health
Rosy Bindi
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Italian People's Party
Monica Bettoni Brandani (DS)
Antonino Mangiacavallo (RI)
 
Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities
Giovanna Melandri
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Democrats of the Left
Giampaolo D'Andrea (PPI)
Agazio Loiero (UDR)
 
Minister of the Environment
Edo Ronchi
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Federation of the Greens
Valerio Calzolaio (DS)
 
Minister of University, Scientific Research and Technology
Ortensio Zecchino
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Italian People's Party
Antonino Cuffaro (PdCI)
Luciano Guerzoni (DS)
 
Minister for Institutional Reforms
(without portfolio)
Giuliano Amato
21 October 1998 – 13 May 1999
Independent
 
Antonio Maccanico
13 May 1999 – 22 December 1999
The Democrats
 
Minister for Equal Opportunities
(without portfolio)
Laura Balbo
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Federation of the Greens
 
Minister of Regional Affairs
(without portfolio)
Katia Bellillo
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Party of Italian Communists
 
Minister for Parliamentary Relations
(without portfolio)
Gian Guido Folloni
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Democratic Union for the Republic
Elena Montecchi (DS)
 
Minister of Public Function
(without portfolio)
Angelo Piazza
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Italian Democratic Socialists
Gianclaudio Bressa (PPI)
 
Minister of Social Solidarity
(without portfolio)
Livia Turco
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Democrats of the Left
 
Minister of Community Policies
(without portfolio)
Enrico Letta
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Italian People's Party
 
Secretary of the Council of Ministers
Franco Bassanini
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Democrats of the Left
  1. ^ With delegation to information and publishing.
  2. ^ With delegation to security services.

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