Goria, Giovanni, 1943–94, Italian political leader, premier of Italy (1987–88). A Christian Democrat, he was first elected to parliament in 1976. Goria served as treasury minister (1982–87), budget minister (1987), agriculture minister (1991–92), and finance minister (1992–93), and was a member of the European parliament (1989–91). He became premier following a snap election called in the wake of Bettino Craxi's resignation, and resigned after battles with parliament over his proposed budget. Accused of corruption while finance minister, Goria was cleared of one charge but died during his trial on another.
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