De Mita, Ciriaco Luigi, 1928–, Italian political leader, premier of Italy (1988–89). A Christian Democrat for most of his political career, he was a member of parliament (1963–94, 1996–2008) and served as industry minister (1973–74), foreign trade minister (1974–76), and minister without portfolio (1976–79) before becoming premier. In 2009 De Mita was elected to the European Parliament.
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