Giovanni Goria

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Giovanni Goria
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46th Prime Minister of Italy
In office
28 July 1987 – 13 April 1988
President Francesco Cossiga
Deputy Giuliano Amato
Preceded by Amintore Fanfani
Succeeded by Ciriaco De Mita
Italian Minister of Finance
In office
28 June 1992 – 21 February 1993
Prime Minister Giuliano Amato
Preceded by Rino Formica
Succeeded by Vincenzo Visco
Italian Minister of Treasury
In office
1 December 1982 – 28 July 1987
Prime Minister Amintore Fanfani
Bettino Craxi
Preceded by Beniamino Andreatta
Succeeded by Giuliano Amato
Italian Minister of Agriculture
In office
12 April 1991 – 28 June 1992
Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti
Preceded by Vito Saccomandi
Succeeded by Giovanni Angelo Fontana
Personal details
Born Giovanni Giuseppe Goria
(1943-07-30)30 July 1943
Asti, Piedmont, Kingdom of Italy
Died 21 May 1994(1994-05-21) (aged 50)
Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Christian Democracy

Giovanni Giuseppe Goria (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanni dʒuˈzɛppe ɡoˈriːa]; 30 July 1943 – 21 May 1994) was an Italian politician[1]. He served as the 46th Prime Minister of Italy from 1987 until 1988.


Background and early life[edit]

Goria was born in Asti (Piedmont).

Goria joined the Democrazia Cristiana in 1960 and entered local politics. He was elected to the chamber of deputies in 1976. He was undersecretary of the budget from 1981 until 1983 and then became treasury minister. He became known for his easygoing style and his adeptness at television appearances.

Prime Minister of Italy[edit]

Following the elections of 1987, in which his party did well, Goria became Prime Minister (the youngest his country had seen since World War II), as a protégé of party chairman (and prime ministerial successor) Ciriaco de Mita. He was forced to resign in 1988 after the Parliament refused to pass his budget.

Later political roles[edit]

Goria was elected to the European Parliament in 1989. He resigned in 1991 to become Italian minister of agriculture. He remained in that position until 1992 when he became finance minister.

He resigned in 1993 during a corruption scandal which ruined his party. Goria himself was charged with corruption. His trial began in early 1994. He was acquitted of one charge, but his trial was still in progress when he died suddenly of lung cancer in his native Asti.[2]


  1. ^ West European economic handbook, Euromonitor Publications Limited, 1987, P.38
  2. ^ "Aveva 51 anni, fu capo del governo a 44. E' morto Goria, il piu' giovane premier". La Stampa (in Italian). 1994-05-22. Retrieved 2010-09-30. [dead link]
Political offices
Preceded by
Beniamino Andreatta
Italian Minister of Treasury
Succeeded by
Giuliano Amato
Preceded by
Pier Luigi Romita
Italian Minister of Budget
Succeeded by
Emilio Colombo
Preceded by
Amintore Fanfani
President of the Italian Council of Ministers
Succeeded by
Ciriaco De Mita
Preceded by
Vito Saccomandi
Italian Minister of Agriculture
Succeeded by
Gianni Angelo Fontana
Preceded by
Salvatore Formica
Italian Minister of Finances
Succeeded by
Vincenzo Visco
Italian Chamber of Deputies
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of Parliament for Cuneo
Legislatures: VII, VIII, IX, X, XI

1976 – 1993
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
European Parliament
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of European Parliament for Northwest Italy
Legislature: III

1989 – 1991
Succeeded by
Title jointly held