De Gasperi VIII Cabinet

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De Gasperi VIII Cabinet
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7th cabinet of Italy
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Date formed 16 July 1953
Date dissolved 17 August 1953
People and organisations
Head of state Luigi Einaudi
Head of government Alcide De Gasperi
No. of ministers 17
Total no. of ministers 17
Member party Christian Democracy
History
Predecessor De Gasperi VII Cabinet
Successor Pella Cabinet

The De Gasperi VIII Cabinet held office from 16 July to 17 August 1953, a total of just 32 days. It was the first government of the Republic to fall at its inaugural Parliamentary vote of confidence, having been submitted to Parliament by President Luigi Einaudi.[1]

It is one of the shortest cabinets in Italian history.

Parties involved in the cabinet[edit]

The government was composed by the following parties:

Party Ideology Leader
Christian Democracy (DC) Christian democracy Alcide De Gasperi

Investiture votes[edit]

Investiture votes for De Gasperi VIII Cabinet
House of Parliament Vote Parties Votes
Senate of the Republic YesY Yes DC (116)
116 / 237
N No PCI (51), PSI (26), PNM (16), MSI (9), PSDI (9), UP (4), PLI (3), SVP (2), Others (1)
121 / 237
Chamber of Deputies YesY Yes DC (263)
263 / 590
N No PCI (143), PSI (75), PNM (40), MSI (29), PSDI (19), PLI (13), PRI (5), SVP (3)
327 / 590

Composition[edit]

Office Name Party Term
Prime Minister Alcide De Gasperi Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Deputy Prime Minister Attilio Piccioni Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Minister of the Interior Amintore Fanfani Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Minister of Foreign Affairs Alcide De Gasperi Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Minister of Grace and Justice Guido Gonella Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Minister of Finance Ezio Vanoni Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Minister of Treasury Giuseppe Pella Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Minister of Budget Giuseppe Pella Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Minister of Defence Giuseppe Codacci Pisanelli Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Minister of Industry and Commerce Silvio Gava Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Minister of Foreign Trade Paolo Emilio Taviani Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Minister of Agriculture and Forests Rocco Salomone Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Minister of Public Works Giuseppe Spataro Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Minister of Labour and Social Security Leopoldo Rubinacci Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Minister of Public Education Giuseppe Bettiol Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Minister of Transports Giuseppe Togni Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Minister of Merchant Navy Bernardo Mattarella Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Minister of Telecommunications Umberto Merlin Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Minister of the Fund for the South Pietro Campili Christian Democracy (1953–1953)
Secretary of the Council of Ministers Giulio Andreotti Christian Democracy (1953–1953)

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