Seven-time Italian PM Andreotti dies

Rome, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Giulio Andreotti, the man who was seven times prime minister of Italy, has died at the age of 94, family sources said.

Andreotti was a leading member of Italy’s now defunct Christian Democracy party, which dominated post-war Italy for decades.

He was a lawmaker in every Italian parliament since 1946 and was made a senator-for-life in 1991.

He was accused of being involved in a murder and having mafia ties in the late 1990s, but was later acquitted of both charges.

Andreotti had been ill for some time, Italian media said.

–IANS/RIA Novosti


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