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Giuliano Amato

Date and place of birth: May 13th, 1938, Turin, Italy.

Current position: Judge of the Constitutional Court , since Sep. 12, 2013. He was appointed by the former President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano.

Previous: Member of the Chamber of Deputies in 1983. In 1987-1988 deputy Prime Minister and Treasury Minister (1987-1989), deputy Secretary general of PSI (1989-1992). Prime Minister from June 1992 to April 1993. From Nov. 1994 to May 1997 President of the Antitrust Authority. Minister for the Constitutional reforms (Oct. 1998-May 1999) and then Treasury and Economy Minister (May 1999-Apr. 2000), in Massimo D’Alema’s Cabinet. Prime Minister, from Apr. 2000 to Jun. 2001. In May 2001 member of the Senate. From 2002 to 2003 deputy President of the Convention on Europe’s future. From 2006 to 2008 Interior Minister in the Prodi’s Cabinet.

Education: Degree in Law from Pisa University, master from New York Columbia University

What you should know: Jurist and politician, he has been twice Prime Minister and many times Minister. Professor of compared constitutional law at Rome University, he started his political career in the ’70, in the Socialist Party (PSI). He was elected for the first time as a member of the Chamber of Deputies in 1983. As Prime Minister in 1992-1993, a particularly difficult time for Italy’s economy, he reduced the budget’s deficit and reviewed State partecipation in the economic system. He went back to active politics in 1998, after his term as Antitrust’s President, first becoming Minister for Constitutional reforms and then Treasury and Economy Minister in Massimo D’Alema’s Cabinet. After D’Alema resigned he replaced him as Prime Minister.

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