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Giorgio La Malfa (born 13 October 1939 in Milan)[1] is an Italian politician.

Giorgio La Malfa
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Minister of Budget and Economic Planning
In office
4 April 1980 – 1 December 1982
Prime MinisterFrancesco Cossiga
Arnaldo Forlani
Giovanni Spadolini
Preceded byBeniamino Andreatta
Succeeded byGuido Bodrato
Minister of European Affairs
In office
22 April 2005 – 17 May 2006
Prime MinisterSilvio Berlusconi
Preceded byRocco Buttiglione
Succeeded byEmma Bonino
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
25 May 1972 – 14 April 1994
In office
9 May 1996 – 14 March 2013
Personal details
Born (1939-10-13) 13 October 1939 (age 80)
Milan, Italy
NationalityItalian
Political partyItalian Republican Party
(1972–2011)
ProfessionPolitician, University professor

BiographyEdit

La Malfa was born in Milan, the son of Ugo La Malfa, a long-time Italian political leader and minister.[2]

La Malfa served as secretary of the Italian Republican Party from 1987 to 1993, when he stood down and was indicted to face trial over a corruption scandal.[3][4] He returned to politics in 1994,[5] and has since 2001 been president of the party.[6] From 2001 to 2005 he was President of the Finances Commission of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.[7] He was Italian minister for European Union Affairs from April 2005[8] until the elections of April 2006, when the centre-right coalition lost its majority; La Malfa was nonetheless elected to Parliament.[9] La Malfa was re-elected to the Chamber in the 2008 Italian general election with The People of Freedom, but on 24 September 2009 he announced his detachment from the Berlusconi IV Cabinet through a letter published by Corriere della Sera.[10]

On 8 June 2011 he was expelled from PRI by the party's college of arbitrators, for having voted against the Berlusconi Cabinet on 14 December 2010.

BibliographyEdit

  • Le innovazioni nella teoria dello sviluppo (1970)
  • L'Italia al bivio, ristagno o sviluppo (1985, with E. Grilli and P. Savona)
  • Le ragioni di una svolta (1992, with G. Turani)
  • L'Europa legata: i rischi dell'euro (2000)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Della Vedova, Benedetto (11 October 2003). "Catallassi: Benedetto Della Vedova intervista Giorgio La Malfa" (in Italian). Radio Radicale.
  2. ^ "'Il metro e' anche di mio padre Ugo La Malfa'" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 24 November 1996.
  3. ^ Cowell, Alan (3 March 1993). "Web of Scandal: A special report.; Broad Bribery Investigation Is Ensnaring the Elite of Italy". New York Times.
  4. ^ "5 former party chiefs to go on trial in Italy". Toledo Blade. 25 May 1994.
  5. ^ "BERLUSCONI ALLA CAMPAGNA D' EUROPA". La Repubblica. 30 May 1994.
  6. ^ "Nasce il premier all'italiana. Oggi il voto finale" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. 14 October 2005.
  7. ^ "Pensioni. Pezzotta: questa non è una riforma. Sabato la decisione sullo sciopero generale". RAI News. 30 September 2003. Archived from the original on 2011-06-13.
  8. ^ Scherer, Steve (23 April 2005). "Berlusconi Heads New Government, Ends Coalition Fight". Bloomberg.
  9. ^ Mistichelli, Stefania (11 April 2006). "Le Marche avranno 24 parlamentari" (in Italian). Il Quotidiano.
  10. ^ La Malfa: Berlusconi addio Sono deluso da questo governo

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