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Scalfaro, Oscar Luigi

(ōs`kär lo͞oē`jē skäl`färō), 1918–2012, Italian political leader, president of Italy (1992–99). A lawyer, Scalfaro aided jailed antifascists during World War II. In 1946 he was elected to the postwar assembly that established the Italian Republic, and in 1948, in the general election, Scalfaro, a Christian Democrat, won a seat in the lower house, where he served until 1992. Beginning in 1966, he was a minister in several governments, most notably interior minister from 1983 to 1987. Elected president at a tense political time—amid corruption investigations that led to the disbanding of the Christian Democrats in 1994—and serving during a period that saw the formation of four governments and a number of political crises, Scalfaro remained a respected, steadfast presence. In 1999 he was appointed senator for life.
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Nominato a capo del governo da Oscar Luigi Scalfaro mentre le inchieste della magistratura su un esteso impianto di finanziamenti illeciti e di tangenti stavano spazzando via il sistema dei partiti che aveva retto l'Italia dalla fine della seconda guerra mondiale, Ciampi fu il primo "tecnico" a sedere a Palazzo Chigi senza essere membro del Parlamento o legato a una qualche forza politica specifica.
Italy: Former Italian president Oscar Luigi Scalfaro died overnight at the age of 93, media announced Sunday.
De la Fondazione Ezio Franceschini fue presidente hasta el 1992 el honorable Oscar Luigi Scalfaro y, despues de su elevacion a la presidencia de la Republica italiana, ha sido presidente el honorable Marcello Olivi hasta el 2004.
Incluso hubo un articulo llamado <<La schifosa vita>>--La mugrienta vida--, que quiza fue escrito en 1992 por Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Presidente de la Republica.
The cast of political characters in this decade comprised some familiar faces, namely, those of Andreotti, Craxi, and Occhetto, as well as many newcomers, including Christian Democrats Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Francesco Cossiga, and Romano Prodi; Socialist Giuliano Amato; magistrate-turned-politician Antonio De Pietro; the Northern League's Umberto Bossi; the neo-fascist Gianfranco Fini; the Margherita's Francesco Rutelli; and the Olive Tree coalition's Massimo D'Alema (along with Prodi).
As you know, each visit strengthens a friendship that is very important to our country," Khatami told reporters after lunching with Italy's President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro.
11 Kyodo Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi and Italian President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro agreed Monday to expand their countries' cooperation in a wide variety of fields including politics, the economy and culture, Japanese government officials said.
President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro summoned Mr D'Alema to the presidential palace where he was expected to ask him to try to piece together and lead a governing majority in Parliament.
Italian President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro discussed human rights issues with Chinese President Jiang Zemin on Tuesday, a day after saying an impromptu prayer at Tiananmen Square to the victims of a 1989 military crackdown, Italian sources said.
They were given a warm welcome by interior minister Giorgio Napolitano and Italian president Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, who said that `the doors must be wide open' to people living with persecution.
Only a few days before the vote, italian President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro visited Tirana where he publicly urged Albanians to put their trust in the "cure of the good doctor, Berisha.
Italian President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro attended the Mass along with hundreds of priests from Rome, where the pope holds the title of bishop.