Tina Anselmi

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Tina Anselmi
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Minister of Health
In office
March 11, 1978 – August 4, 1979
Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti
Preceded by Luciano Dal Falco
Succeeded by Renato Altissimo
Personal details
Born (1927-03-25) March 25, 1927 (age 89)
Castelfranco Veneto, Treviso, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Democrazia Cristiana

Tina Anselmi, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI[1] (born 25 March 1927) is an Italian politician, and a notable member of the Italian resistance movement during the World War II.


Tina Anselmi was born in Castelfranco Veneto, province of Treviso.

She joined the resistance movement in 1944, aged 17, after having witnessed the hanging of a group of young partisans by the nazi-fascists. She was part of the Cesare Battisti brigade, and that year also joined the Christian Democracy. After the World War II, she acted in Christian trade unions, was vice-president of the European Female Union and in charge of Christian Democracy youth. From 1968 to 1987 she was Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, re-elected for five time in the Venice-Treviso district. She served three times as undersecretary to the Department of Work and in 1976 she became the first female to be member of an Italian cabinet, being chosen by Giulio Andreotti as Minister for Labour. Successively she also had a couple experiences as Minister for Health.

Tina Anselmi is best known in Italy, however, for having been the main proposer of the Italian law on equal opportunities, a matter she always fought for in her political life. In 1981, she headed the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry on the P2 Masonic Lodge (Commissione parlamentare d’inchiesta sulla Loggia massonica P2), and wrote the final majority report that was approved in 1984.[2]

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Preceded by
Luciano Dal Falco
Italian Minister of Health
Succeeded by
Renato Altissimo