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Bettino Craxi
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45th Prime Minister of Italy
In office
4 August 1983 – 17 April 1987
President Alessandro Pertini
Francesco Cossiga
Deputy Arnaldo Forlani
Preceded by Amintore Fanfani
Succeeded by Amintore Fanfani
Personal details
Benedetto Craxi

(1934-02-24)24 February 1934
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Died 19 January 2000(2000-01-19) (aged 65)
Hammamet, Tunisia
Nationality Italian
Political party Socialist Party
Children Bobo Craxi,
Stefania Craxi

Benedetto "Bettino" Craxi (Italian: [betˈtiːno ˈkraksi]; 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.

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