|Minister of Justice|
28 April 2013 – 22 February 2014
|Prime Minister||Enrico Letta|
|Preceded by||Paola Severino|
|Succeeded by||Andrea Orlando|
|Minister of the Interior|
16 November 2011 – 28 April 2013
|Prime Minister||Mario Monti|
|Preceded by||Roberto Maroni|
|Succeeded by||Angelino Alfano|
|Commissioner of Bologna|
28 January 2010 – 16 May 2011
|Preceded by||Flavio Delbono|
|Succeeded by||Virginio Merola|
|Born||22 October 1943|
|Alma mater||Sapienza University of Rome|
Annamaria Cancellieri (born 22 October 1943) is the former Italian minister of Interior and the former justice minister.
Early life and education
Cancellieri worked for the ministry of interior beginning in 1972. She then worked as a Prefetto (prefect) in Bologna, Vicenza, Bergamo, Brescia, Catania and Genova. She retired from the provincial-level government representation. She was subsequently appointed special commissioner of the municipalities of Bologna (in February 2010) and of Parma (in October 2011), temporarily taking over from the mayors in the wake of political scandals.
Her term in the Monti cabinet ended on 27 April 2013 when Enrico Letta announced that she would serve as justice minister in his cabinet. The following day her tenure as justice minister began and she replaced Paola Severino in the post. Andrea Orlando replaced her in the post in February 2014 when the Renzi cabinet was formed.
Italian court reform
In 2013, Cancellieri and Letta's government went ahead with Severino's (and Monti government's) reform of Italian courts initially planned in 2012. This overdue reform was deemed necessary by a number of people in order to streamline the functioning of some of the State's courts and was part of an effort by the Italian authorities to reduce the spending of public money. However, some harsh debate arose as cases occurred in which Cancellieri ordered to close efficient courts (e.g. the court of Bassano del Grappa, one of the quickest in Italy) merging them with slower, less efficient courts. The decree was also passed in contrast to the requests of various authorities of Bassano and Veneto, and even in contrast to the Italian Parliament's official stand. The closing of the court of Bassano was later confirmed by the Constitutional Court of Italy with the reason that "the courts of Bassano and Belluno could not be balanced within the same province..." despite the fact that Bassano and Belluno are not in the same province and the Court's judgement was thus based on a false premise.
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