Fabrizio Cicchitto

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Fabrizio Cicchitto in Campi Salentina

Fabrizio Cicchitto (Rome, October 26, 1940) is an Italian politician.

Career[edit]

Fabrizio Cicchitto entered politics during the earlier 1960s, supporting the Marxist left wing of Riccardo Lombardi in the Italian Socialist Party and then becoming secretary of the party's youth organization (Federazione Giovanile Socialista Italiana, Italian Young Socialist Federation). Cicchitto also became sympathetic to Eurocommunism and the Historic Compromise path taken by the Italian Communist Party (PCI), while being highly critical of Christian Democracy (DC) itself, as well as of the American CIA and the Italian Servizio Informazioni Difesa. According to him, DC would have taken profit from the Red Brigades' activities and the Aldo Moro case to cut off relations with the PCI.

In 1981, he confessed being a member of the masonic lodge Propaganda Due (P2).[1] Shortly after this move, Cicchitto was excluded from the Socialist Party. Readmitted toward the end of the Eighties, he followed the policies of Bettino Craxi and held minor posts throughout the Mani pulite-Tangentopoli scandals that saw the disestablishment of most Italian political parties. Cicchitto joined Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right party Forza Italia, leading its social-democratic wing We Blue Reformers. He had been a Socialist member of either the Italian Chamber of Deputies or the Italian Senate for three successive terms. He is currently the vice-president of Forza Italia's group in the Chamber, and national deputy-coordinator of the party from 2003.

He has contributed to steps taken by Italy in its adoption of the European Monetary System and the Maastricht Treaty, and has taken part in debates over privatization in the country. Since 1998, Cicchitto contributes editorials to Il Giornale, and is currently a member of the editorial staff for Avanti!.

In November 2009 he founded Reformism and Freedom (REL), a "reformist" and mainly social-democratic think tank within The People of Freedom (PdL). After the split of PdL, Cicchitto joined the New Centre-Right party.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Grand Master's Conspiracy". Time Magazine. 1981-06-08. 

Works[edit]

  • Il pensiero economico cattolico
  • Politiche nuove per l'industria italiana
  • Dall'utopia al potere
  • Rapporto pubblico e privato e modernizzazione dell' industria italiana
  • Rodolfo Morandi, il partito e la democrazia industriale
  • Il governo Craxi
  • Storia del centro-sinistra
  • Riflessioni sulla fine della prima repubblica e sulla sinistra di governo
  • De Gasperi e Togliatti, due protagonisti
  • La DC dopo il primo ventennio
  • Le scelte dei democratici
  • Dal centro-sinistra all'alternativa
  • Il grande inganno
Italian Senate
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of Italian Senate
Legislatures
XI

1992 – 1994
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Italian Chamber of Deputies
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of Italian Chamber of Deputies
Legislatures
VII, VIII

1976 – 1983
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Member of Italian Chamber of Deputies
Legislatures
XIV, XV, XVI

2001 – present
Incumbent