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The Spadolini II Cabinet, led by Giovanni Spadolini, was the 40th cabinet of the Italian Republic.

Spadolini II Cabinet
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40th cabinet of Italy
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Date formed23 August 1982 (1982-08-23)
Date dissolved1 December 1982 (1982-12-01)
People and organisations
Head of stateSandro Pertini
Head of governmentGiovanni Spadolini
Total no. of ministers28 (incl. Prime Minister)
Member partiesDC, PSI, PSDI, PRI, PLI
Status in legislatureCoalition government
Pentapartito
Opposition partiesPCI, MSI, PR, PdUP
History
Legislature term(s)VIII Legislature (1979–1983)
PredecessorSpadolini I Cabinet
SuccessorFanfani V Cabinet

The government remained in office from 23 August 1982 to 1 December 1982. This government was also known as the "Photocopy government",[1] as identical to the previous Spadolini Cabinet.

The cabinet fell due to the so-called "Lite delle comari" (lyricism of the comedians), i.e. a political conflict between the ministers Beniamino Andreatta and Rino Formica about the "divorce" between Minister of Treasury and Bank of Italy.[2]

Contents

Party breakdownEdit

15
7
3
2
1

Ministers and other membersEdit

Composition of the GovernmentEdit

Portrait Office Name Term Party Undersecretaries
  Prime Minister Giovanni Spadolini 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Italian Republican Party
  Minister of Foreign Affairs Emilio Colombo 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Christian Democracy Bruno Corti (PSDI)
Raffaele Costa (PLI)
Mario Fioret (DC)
Roberto Palleschi (PSI)
  Minister of the Interior Virginio Rognoni 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Christian Democracy Marino Corder (DC)
Angelo Maria Sanza (DC)
Francesco Spinelli (PSI)
  Minister of Grace and Justice Clelio Darida 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Christian Democracy Giuseppe Gargani (DC)
Domenico Raffaello Lombardi (DC)
Gaetano Scamarcio (PSI)
  Minister of Budget and Economic Planning Giorgio La Malfa 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Italian Republican Party Emilio Rubbi (DC)
  Minister of Finance Rino Formica 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Italian Socialist Party Giuseppe Amadei (PSDI)
Francesco Colucci (PSI)
Paolo Enrico Moro (DC)
Rodolfo Tambroni Armaroli (DC)
  Minister of Treasury Beniamino Andreatta 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Christian Democracy Carlo Fracanzani (DC)
Giuseppe Pisanu (DC)
Eugenio Tarabini (DC)
Angelo Tiraboschi (PSI)
Claudio Venanzetti (PRI)
  Minister of Defence Lelio Lagorio 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Italian Socialist Party Bartolomeo Ciccardini (DC)
Martino Scovacricchi (PSDI)
Amerigo Petrucci (DC)
  Minister of Public Education Guido Bodrato 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Christian Democracy Antonino Drago (DC)
Franca Falcucci (DC)
Giuseppe Fassino (PLI)
Sisinio Zito (PSI)
  Minister of Public Works Franco Nicolazzi 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Italian Democratic Socialist Party Mario Casalinuovo (PSI)
Giorgio Santuz (DC)
  Minister of Agriculture and Forests Giuseppe Bartolomei 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Christian Democracy Mario Campagnoli (DC)
Fabio Fabbri (PSI)
  Minister of Transport Vincenzo Balzamo 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Italian Socialist Party Antonio Caldoro (PSI)
Dino Riva (PSDI)
Elio Tiriolo (DC)
  Minister of Post and Telecommunications Remo Gaspari 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Christian Democracy Giorgio Bogi (PRI)
Pino Leccisi (DC)
Gaspare Saladino (PSI)
  Minister of Industry, Commerce and Craftsmanship Giovanni Marcora 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Christian Democracy Gianni Fontana (DC)
Enrico Novellini (PSI)
Francesco Rebecchini (DC)
  Minister of Health Renato Altissimo 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Italian Liberal Party Maria Magnani Noya (PSI)
Bruno Orsini (DC)
  Minister of Foreign Trade Nicola Capria 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Italian Socialist Party Baldassare Armato (DC)
Enrico Rizzi (PSDI)
  Minister of Merchant Navy Calogero Mannino 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Christian Democracy Giovanni Nonne (PSI)
Francesco Patriarca (DC)
  Minister of State Holdings Gianni De Michelis 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Italian Socialist Party Silvestro Ferrari (DC)
Delio Giacometti (DC)
  Minister of Labour and Social Security Michele Di Giesi 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Italian Democratic Socialist Party Mario Costa (DC)
Angelo Cresco (PSI)
Mario Gargano (DC)
Piergiovanni Malvestio (DC)
  Minister of Cultural and Environmental Heritage Vincenzo Scotti 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Christian Democracy Pietro Mezzapesa (DC)
  Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Nicola Signorello 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Christian Democracy Enrico Quaranta (PSI)
  Minister of Regional Affairs
(without portfolio)
Aldo Aniasi 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Italian Socialist Party
  Minister for the Coordination of Scientific and Technological Research
(without portfolio)
Giancarlo Tesini 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Christian Democracy
  Minister for the Coordination of Community Policies
(without portfolio)
Lucio Abis 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Christian Democracy
  Minister for the Coordination of Civil Protection
(without portfolio)
Giuseppe Zamberletti 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Christian Democracy
  Minister of Public Function
(without portfolio)
Dante Schietroma 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Italian Democratic Socialist Party Francesco Quattrone (DC)
  Minister for Extraordinary Interventions in the South
(without portfolio)
Claudio Signorile 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Italian Socialist Party Salvatore Urso (DC)
  Minister for Parliamentary Relations
(without portfolio)
Luciano Radi 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Christian Democracy
  Secretary of the Council of Ministers Vittorio Olcese 23 August 1982 – 1 December 1982 Italian Republican Party

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