Renato Altissimo

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Renato Altissimo (born 4 October 1940) is an Italian former politician and minister.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Portogruaro, near Venice.

Altissimo was a member of the Italian Liberal Party (Partito Liberale Italiano, PLI), a small party which served as a junior partner in several governing coalitions.[1]

A long time follower of party leader Valerio Zanone, Altissimo served as PLI's national secretary from 1986, succeeding Alfredo Biondi. He resigned in March 1993 after being accused of implication in a corruption scandal; he denied any wrongdoing.[2]

Altissimo was also Health Minister in the governments of Francesco Cossiga (1979–1980) I, Giovanni Spadolini I and II (1980–1981), and Amintore Fanfani (1982–1983) V. He served as Minister for Industry and Trade with Bettino Craxi (first Government 1983 - 1986).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amid Scandal, Italy's Premier Faces Chaos in Parliament". Los Angeles Times. March 17, 1993. Retrieved May 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Another Italian leader quits amid scandal". Observer-Reporter. March 17, 1993. Retrieved May 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hijack handling causes Italy crisis". St. Joseph Gazette. October 16, 1985. Retrieved May 27, 2011. 


Political offices
Preceded by
Tina Anselmi
Italian Minister of Health
1979–1980
Succeeded by
Aldo Aniasi
Preceded by
Aldo Aniasi
Italian Minister of Health
1981–1983
Succeeded by
Costante Degan
Preceded by
Filippo Maria Pandolfi
Italian Minister of Trade and Industry
1983–1986
Succeeded by
Valerio Zanone