D'Alema I Cabinet

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First D'Alema cabinet
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54th Cabinet of Italy
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Date formed 21 October 1998
Date dissolved 22 December 1999
(427 days)
People and organizations
Head of government Massimo D'Alema
Head of state Oscar Luigi Scalfaro
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Total number of ministers 25
Member party Democrats of the Left (DS)
Italian People's Party (PPI)
Greens
Democratic Union (UD)
Party of Italian Communists (PdCI)
History
Election(s) 1996 election
Outgoing election 2001 election
Legislature term(s) 9 May 1996 - 30 May 2001 (XIII)
Incoming formation D'Alema I Cabinet formation, 1998
Outgoing formation D'Alema II Cabinet formation, 1999
Previous Prodi I Cabinet
Successor D'Alema II Cabinet

The D'Alema I Cabinet was the cabinet of the government of Italy from 21 October 1998 to 22 December 1999.

Prodi I Cabinet fell in 1998 when the Communist Refoundation Party withdrew its support to Prodi. This led to the formation of a new government led by Massimo D'Alema as Prime Minister. There are those who claim that D'Alema deliberately engineered the collapse of the Prodi government to become Prime Minister himself.[citation needed] As the result of a vote of no confidence in Prodi's government, D'Alema's nomination was passed by a single vote. This was the first and so far, the only occasion in the history of the Italian republic on which a vote of no confidence had ever been called; the Republic's many previous governments had been brought down by a majority "no" vote on some crucially important piece of legislation (such as the budget).

Composition[edit]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister   Massimo D'Alema 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 Democrats of the Left
Minister of Finance   Vincenzo Visco 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 Democrats of the Left
Minister of Industry and Commerce   Pier Luigi Bersani 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 Democrats of the Left
Minister of Education   Luigi Berlinguer 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 Democrats of the Left
Minister of Labour and Social Security   Antonio Bassolino 21 October 1998 21 June 1999 Democrats of the Left
  Cesare Salvi 21 June 1999 22 December 1999 Democrats of the Left
Minister of Cultural Heritage   Giovanna Melandri 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 Democrats of the Left
Minister of International Trade   Piero Fassino 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 Democrats of the Left
Minister of Foreign Affairs   Lamberto Dini 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 RI
Minister of Transports   Tiziano Treu 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 RI
Minister of the Interior   Rosa Russo Iervolino 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 PPI
Minister for Health   Rosy Bindi 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 PPI
Minister of Public Works   Enrico Micheli 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 PPI
Minister of University and Research   Ortensio Zecchino 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 PPI
Minister of Treasury and Budget   Carlo Azeglio Ciampi 21 October 1998 13 May 1999 Independent
  Giuliano Amato 13 May 1999 22 December 1999 Independent
Minister of Agriculture   Paolo De Castro 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 Independent
Minister of Defense   Carlo Scognamiglio 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 UD
Minister of Communications   Salvatore Cardinale 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 UD
Minister of Justice   Oliviero Diliberto 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 Communist (PdCI)
Minister of Environment and Protection of Land and Sea   Edo Ronchi 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 Greens

Ministers without portfolio[edit]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Minister for Regional Affairs   Katia Bellillo 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 Communist (PdCI)
Minister of Equal Opportunities   Laura Balbo 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 Greens
Minister of Social Solidarity   Livia Turco 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 Democrats of the Left
Minister of Parliament   Gian Guido Folloni 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 UD
Minister of Communitary Policies   Enrico Letta 21 October 1998 22 December 1999 PPI