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 Adone Zoli

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Adone Zoli

Birth
Cesena, Provincia di Forli, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Death 20 Feb 1960 (aged 72)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Predappio, Provincia di Forli, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Memorial ID 125339877 View Source
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Adone Zoli-He was a centre-left Italian politician and member of the Christian Democratic Party. He served as the 36th Prime Minister of Italy from 1957-1958. Zoli was born in Cesena, in the province of Forlì-Cesena. He was elected to the Italian Senate from 1948 to 1960. He was Minister of Justice in 1951 in Alcide De Gasperi's 7th government, Minister of Taxation in 1954 under Amintore Fanfani and Minister of Economical Balance under the first government led by Antonio Segni. As prime minister, a law was passed in October 1957 that extended compulsory pension insurance to small farmers, sharecroppers and tenant farmers, while a law of 13 March 1958 extended pension insurance to fishermen. Zoli, an anti-fascist, resigned the post of Prime Minister soon after it became clear that he would have needed to rely on the votes of the neo-fascist Italian Social Movement to form a majority in the Parliament. He was then convinced by President of the Republic, Giovanni Gronchi, to remain in the post until the natural dissolution of the Italian Parliament in 1958. Zoli was the sole Italian Senator in office to become Prime Minister. He died in 1960.

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