Former Italian president Ciampi (95) died

Former Italian president Ciampi (95) died

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Ex-president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi of Italy on Friday at the age of 95 in Rome, died, reported Italian media. Ciampi was president of the country from may 1999 to may 2006.

Previously, he was in the nineties, among others, prime minister and minister of Finance. He was also the boss of the central bank, from 1979 to 1993.

The term of office of president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi was under more in the character of the protection of the Italian constitution.

He refused several legislative proposals to signs that the government of prime minister Silvio Berlusconi tried to implement. So he turned against the efforts of the premier to the power of the Public Prosecutor to reduce it.

President with soul

Among the Italian people was Ciampi is very popular. The Italians called him ‘presidente con anima’, the president with soul. He was praised for his simplicity, peacefulness, and integrity.

Ciampi was on 9 december 1920 in Livorno born and studied philosophy and law. He went in 1946 to the central bank’s work. There, kicked it in October 1979 to president.


Ciampi stayed on until 1993, when he became the first non-mp prime minister was. After a year, the partijloze Ciampi his dismissal, after a division in the parliament about the time of elections. In the governments of Romano Prodi and Massimo d’alema received Ciampi and then the opportunity as minister of the treasury to prove it.

With a large majority, parliament opted Ciampi in 1999 to the president. He had especially to thank for his good performance as a minister. He played such an important role in the piloting of ItaIië in the group of euro-area countries.

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