Giovanni Goria

Giovanni Giuseppe Goria (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanni dʒuˈzɛppe ɡoˈriːa]; (30 July 1943 – 21 May 1994) was an Italian politician.[1] He served as the 46th prime minister of Italy from 1987 until 1988.

Giovanni Goria
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Prime Minister of Italy
In office
29 July 1987 – 13 April 1988
PresidentFrancesco Cossiga
DeputyGiuliano Amato
Preceded byAmintore Fanfani
Succeeded byCiriaco De Mita
Minister of Finance
In office
28 June 1992 – 21 February 1993
Prime MinisterGiuliano Amato
Preceded byRino Formica
Succeeded byVincenzo Visco
Minister of Agriculture
In office
12 April 1991 – 28 June 1992
Prime MinisterGiulio Andreotti
Preceded byVito Saccomandi
Succeeded byGiovanni Angelo Fontana
Minister of Budget
In office
18 April 1987 – 28 July 1987
Prime MinisterAmintore Fanfani
Preceded byPier Luigi Romita
Succeeded byEmilio Colombo
Minister of Treasury
In office
1 December 1982 – 28 July 1987
Prime MinisterAmintore Fanfani
Bettino Craxi
Amintore Fanfani
Preceded byBeniamino Andreatta
Succeeded byGiuliano Amato
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
20 June 1976 – 29 July 1992
Personal details
Giovanni Giuseppe Goria

(1943-07-30)30 July 1943
Asti, Kingdom of Italy
Died21 May 1994(1994-05-21) (aged 50)
Asti, Italy
Political partyChristian Democracy
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
SpouseEugenia Obermitto


Background and early lifeEdit

Goria was born in Asti (Piedmont).

Goria joined the Christian Democracy in 1960 and entered local politics. He was elected to the chamber of deputies in 1976. He was undersecretary of the budget from 1981 until 1983 and then became treasury minister. He became known for his easygoing style and his adeptness at television appearances.

Prime Minister of ItalyEdit

Following the elections of 1987, in which his party did well, Goria became Prime Minister (the youngest his country had seen since World War II), as a protégé of party chairman (and prime ministerial successor) Ciriaco De Mita. He was forced to resign in 1988 after the Parliament refused to pass his budget.

Later political rolesEdit

Goria was elected to the European Parliament in 1989. He resigned in 1991 to become Italian minister of agriculture. He remained in that position until 1992 when he became finance minister.

He resigned in 1993 during a corruption scandal which ruined his party. Goria himself was charged with corruption. His trial began in early 1994. He was acquitted of one charge, but his trial was still in progress when he died suddenly of lung cancer in his native Asti.[2]


  1. ^ West European economic handbook, Euromonitor Publications Limited, 1987, P.38
  2. ^ "Aveva 51 anni, fu capo del governo a 44. E' morto Goria, il piu' giovane premier". La Stampa (in Italian). 22 May 1994. Retrieved 30 September 2010.[dead link]

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Political offices
Preceded by Minister of Treasury
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Budget
Succeeded by
Preceded by Prime Minister of Italy
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Vito Saccomandi
Minister of Agriculture
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Finance
Succeeded by