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Bettino Craxi
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45th Prime Minister of Italy
In office
4 August 1983 – 17 April 1987
President Sandro Pertini
Francesco Cossiga
Deputy Arnaldo Forlani
Preceded by Amintore Fanfani
Succeeded by Amintore Fanfani
Secretary of the Italian Socialist Party
In office
15 July 1976 – 11 February 1993
Preceded by Francesco De Martino
Succeeded by Giorgio Benvenuto
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
5 June 1968 – 15 April 1994
Constituency Milan (1968–83; 1992–94)
Naples (1983–92)
Member of the European Parliament
In office
18 June 1989 – 30 February 1992
Constituency North-West Italy
In office
10 June 1979 – 4 August 1983
Constituency North-West Italy
Personal details
Benedetto Craxi

(1934-02-24)24 February 1934
Milan, Lombardy, Kingdom of Italy
Died 19 January 2000(2000-01-19) (aged 65)
Hammamet, Tunisia
Political party Italian Socialist Party
Anna Maria Moncini
(m. 1959; died 2000)
Children Bobo Craxi
Stefania Craxi
Alma mater University of Milan

Benedetto "Bettino" Craxi ( 24 February 1934 – 19 January 2000) was an Italian politician. He was Prime Minister of Italy from 1983 to 1987.

Early life

Craxi was born in Milan on 24 February 1934. His father was a Sicilian lawyer.

Political offices
Preceded by
Amintore Fanfani
Prime Minister of Italy
Succeeded by
Amintore Fanfani
Assembly seats
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of Parliament for Milan (1968–1983)
and for Naples (1983–1992).
Legislatures: V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI

Succeeded by
Title jointly held
European Parliament
Preceded by
None, Parliament established
Member of European Parliament for Northwest Italy
Legislatures: I, III

1979 – 1983
1989 – 1992
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Preceded by
Yasuhiro Nakasone
Chair of the G7
Succeeded by
Amintore Fanfani

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