(2013) Giulio Andreotti's Funeral

Giulio Andreotti, who has died aged 94, was the most controversial figure in the political life of what came to be known as Italy's First Republic (from 1946 to the political and constitutional turmoil of 1992-94). As a senior Christian Democrat, he played a leading part in all significant political watersheds while never taking a major political initiative. Magistrates asked parliament 27 times for permission to investigate Andreotti, and 27 times parliament rejected the request. In 1990 the great Tangentopoli ("bribesville") affair brought down the Christian Democratic party along with the other four parties that made up almost all the governments of the First Republic. Andreotti appeared to survive unscathed from the corruption investigations of the Tangentopoli affair, but the past was catching up with him. In March of that year, his righthand man in Sicily, Salvo Lima, was murdered by the mafia. Andreotti was later accused by Tommaso Buscetta, a mafia supergrass, of having been involved with organised crime. In 1999 the court ruled he was not guilty. In 2002 the court of appeal overturned the verdict and condemned Andreotti to 24 years in jail. Finally, in 2003, the court of cassation, the country's court of last resort, overturned the sentence.

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Giulio Andreotti, seven-time Italian prime minister who dominated the political scene for decades, died at the of aged 94, Rome May 2013.
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Giulio Andreotti, seven-time Italian prime minister who dominated the political scene for decades, died at the of aged 94, Rome May 2013.
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Giulio Andreotti, seven-time Italian prime minister who dominated the political scene for decades, died at the of aged 94, Rome May 2013.
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A crowd gathered outside the church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini to pay its last respects to the seven-time prime minister, who died at the age of 94. Among the mourners were many members of the former Christian Democrat party. May 2013 Rome.
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Piero Grasso, is an Italian anti-mafia magistrate and politician, former President of the Italian Senate.In 1984 he was appointed associate judge in the first 'maxiprocesso', the big trial
against the Sicilian Mafia, with 475 defendants. Then he became Head of the National Antimafia Directorate, May 2013, Rome.
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The Mayor of Rome Gianni Alemanno, May 2013 Rome.
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Maurizio Lupi member of the New Centre-Right, and Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, May 2013, Rome.
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Maurizio Lupi member of the New Centre-Right, and Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, May 2013, Rome.
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The funeral of life senator Giulio Andreotti was held privately. A crowd gathered outside the church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini to pay its last respects to the seven-time prime minister, who died at the age of 94. Among the mourners were many members of the former Christian Democrat party. May 2013 Rome.
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The funeral of life senator Giulio Andreotti was held privately. A crowd gathered outside the church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini to pay its last respects to the seven-time prime minister, who died at the age of 94. Among the mourners were many members of the former Christian Democrat party. May 2013 Rome.
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The funeral of life senator Giulio Andreotti was held privately. A crowd gathered outside the church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini to pay its last respects to the seven-time prime minister, who died at the age of 94. Among the mourners were many members of the former Christian Democrat party. May 2013 Rome.
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The funeral of life senator Giulio Andreotti was held privately. A crowd gathered outside the church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini to pay its last respects to the seven-time prime minister, who died at the age of 94. Among the mourners were many members of the former Christian Democrat party. May 2013 Rome.
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The funeral of life senator Giulio Andreotti was held privately. A crowd gathered outside the church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini to pay its last respects to the seven-time prime minister, who died at the age of 94. Among the mourners were many members of the former Christian Democrat party. May 2013 Rome.
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The funeral of life senator Giulio Andreotti was held privately. A crowd gathered outside the church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini to pay its last respects to the seven-time prime minister, who died at the age of 94. Among the mourners were many members of the former Christian Democrat party. May 2013 Rome.
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The funeral of life senator Giulio Andreotti was held privately. A crowd gathered outside the church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini to pay its last respects to the seven-time prime minister, who died at the age of 94. Among the mourners were many members of the former Christian Democrat party. May 2013 Rome.
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The funeral of life senator Giulio Andreotti was held privately. A crowd gathered outside the church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini to pay its last respects to the seven-time prime minister, who died at the age of 94. Among the mourners were many members of the former Christian Democrat party. May 2013 Rome.
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