Arnaldo Forlani

Arnaldo Forlani

Infobox Prime Minister
name = Arnaldo Forlani

order = 63rd
President of the Council of Ministers of Italy
president = Alessandro Pertini
term_start = 18 October 1980
term_end = 28 June 1981
predecessor = Francesco Cossiga
successor = Giovanni Spadolini
order2 = Minister of Foreign Affairs
term_start2 = July 29, 1976
term_end2 = August 4, 1979
predecessor2 = Mariano Rumor
successor2 = Franco Maria Malfatti
primeminister2 = Giulio Andreotti
birth_date = Birth date and age|1925|12|8|mf=y
birth_place = Pesaro, Marche
nationality = Italian
death_date =
death_place =
party = Christian Democracy

Arnaldo Forlani (born December 8, 1925) is an Italian politician who served as Prime Minister of Italy from October 18, 1980 through May 26, 1981. [ [ 1981: Italy in crisis as cabinet resigns] accessed 23 January 2008]


Forlani was born in Pesaro, Marche.

After the degree in law, Forlani began his career as politician in 1948, holding the position of provincial leader of Italian Christian Democratic Party in Pesaro. In 1954 he became member of the central directive of DC.

He was first elected to the chamber of deputies in 1958 and served as foreign minister from 1976 to 1979. In 1969 he had been elected as president of D.C.

As prime minister he had to deal with corruption scandals within his party, an earthquake in southern Italy and a renewed bout of leftwing terrorism. He was known as an unflamboyant politician who attempted to stay out of the factionalism in his party. During his presidency, the list of who belonged to the secret lodge P2 was published. However, the lateness with which they were published gained Forlani heavy criticism (in particular from the Italian Communist Party). He was therefore compelled to resign from the position, staying away from spotlight of politics for a certain period.

In the two governments led by Bettino Craxi (of Partito Socialista Italiano) in the 1980s, Forlani was vice prime minister. Italian historians of the period have suggested that Craxi, Forlani and Giulio Andreotti had signed a secret pact to control the politics of Italy: from the initials of their surnames, this pact was named CAF.Fact|date=July 2007 During the Tangentopoli scandal, Forlani was charged of having received illegal funds, and subsequently retired from public politics.

His former spokesman, Pier Ferdinando Casini, is considered Forlani's politics direct heir.


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