Goria, Giovanni

Goria, Giovanni,

1943–94, Italian political leader, premier of Italy (1987–88). A Christian Democrat, he was first elected to parliament in 1976. Goria served as treasury minister (1982–87), budget minister (1987), agriculture minister (1991–92), and finance minister (1992–93), and was a member of the European parliament (1989–91). He became premier following a snap election called in the wake of Bettino CraxiCraxi, Bettino
, 1934–99, Italian political leader. Craxi joined the Italian Socialist party in 1957, eventually becoming deputy secretary (1970) and general secretary (1976).
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's resignation, and resigned after battles with parliament over his proposed budget. Accused of corruption while finance minister, Goria was cleared of one charge but died during his trial on another.
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