Cesare Salvi

Giuliano Amato Lecce Antonio Bassolino
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Cesare Salvi
Cesare Salvi Senato.jpg
Minister of Labor and Social Security
In office
25 April 2000 – 11 June 2001
Prime MinisterGiuliano Amato
Preceded byAntonio Bassolino
Member of the Senate of the Republic
In office
23 April 1992 – 28 April 2008
Personal details
Born (1948-06-09) 9 June 1948 (age 72)
Lecce, Province of Lecce, Italy
Political partyItalian Communist Party
Democratic Party of the Left
Democrats of the Left
Socialism 2000
ProfessionPolitician, University professor

Cesare Salvi (born 9 June 1948) is an Italian politician who served as Minister of labor and social security.

Early life

Salvi was born in Lecce on 9 June 1948.[1][2]


Salvi was the spokesperson for the secretary of DS.[3] He was a senator from 1992 to 2008.[1] He was also head of the DS senators.[4]

He served as the relatore (secretary) for one of the four sub-committees (specifically one about the form of government) dealing the future form of the Italian governments under the joint constitutional committee launched during the period of 1997-98.[5][6] He was appointed labor minister to the cabinet headed by then prime minister Giuliano Amato in June 2000.[7] Salvi replaced Antonio Bassolino as labor minister.[8] He was in office until 2001.

Then he served as the head of the judiciary committee at the 14th senate of Italy from 30 May 2001 to 27 April 2006.[1][9] He became the leader of the DS's left wing, ‘Sinistra per il Socialismo’ (Left for Socialism) in the mid-2000s.[10]


Salvi is the author of the following books: Il contenuto del diritto di proprietà. Artt. 832-833 (1994; The content of the property right. Articles 832 to 833), La rosa rossa: Il futuro della sinistra (Ingrandimenti) (2000; The red rose: The Future of the Left (enlargements)) and La responsabilità civile (2005; Responsibility of Civils).[11] He also published a book about cronyism in 2005, The Cost of Democracy.[12]


  1. ^ a b c "Cesare Salvi". Italian Senate. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  2. ^ Ignazi, Piero (2003). "Italy". Wiley. 40 (3–4): 340–347. doi:10.1111/1475-6765.00054-i2.
  3. ^ Carlo Guarnieri; James Newell (2005). Quo Vadis?. Berghahn Books. p. 130. ISBN 978-1-84545-137-0. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  4. ^ Pina, Jorge (10 April 1997). "Government Gets Senate Vote of Confidence". Inter Press Service. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  5. ^ Donovan, Mark (April 2003). "Semi-Presidentialism in Italy: From Taboo to Taboo?" (PDF). PSA. Retrieved 27 February 2013.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Gilbert, Mark (1998). "Transforming Italy's institutions? The bicameral committee on institutional reform". Modern Italy. 3 (1): 49–66. doi:10.1080/13532949808454791.
  7. ^ Mark Gilbert; Gianfranco Pasquino (1 December 2000). Italian Politics, a Review: A Publication of the Conference Group on Italian Politics and the Carlo Cattaneo Institute. Berghahn Books. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-57181-840-9. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  8. ^ Sergio Fabbrini (2008). Italy in the European Union: Redefining National Interest in a Compound Polity. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-7425-5566-2. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Senate bodies". Italian Senate. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  10. ^ Salucci, Lapo (2008). "Left No More: Exit, Voice and Loyalty in the Dissolution of a Party" (PDF). APSA. Retrieved 27 February 2013.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Books by Cesare Salvi". Amazon. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  12. ^ Povoledo, Elisabetta (27 July 2007). "A book grabs attention by depicting Italian politicians as greedy and self-referential". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 February 2013.