Salvatore Lima, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Salvatore Lima

Italian politician

Date of Birth: 23-Jan-1928

Place of Birth: Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Date of Death: 12-Mar-1992

Profession: politician

Nationality: Italy

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Salvatore Lima

  • Salvatore Achille Ettore Lima (Italian: [salva'to?re 'li?ma]; 23 January 1928 – 12 March 1992) was an Italian politician from Sicily who was associated with, and murdered by, the Sicilian Mafia.
  • He is often just referred to as Salvo Lima. According to the pentito (Mafia defector) Tommaso Buscetta, Lima’s father, Vincenzo Lima, was a member of the Mafia, but it is not known whether Lima himself was a "made member" of Cosa Nostra.
  • In the final report of the first Italian Antimafia Commission (1963–1976) Lima was described as one of the pillars of Mafia power in Palermo. During his long career with the Christian Democrat party (DC - Democrazia Cristiana) that began in the 1950s, Lima was first allied with the faction of Amintore Fanfani and after 1964 with the one of Giulio Andreotti, seven times prime minister and a member of almost every post-war Italian government.
  • That shift earned him a seat in the national parliament in 1968. Lima was often referred to as Andreotti's "proconsul" on Sicily.
  • Under Andreotti Lima once held a cabinet post.
  • At the time of his death he was a member of the European Parliament.
  • Lima rarely spoke in public or campaigned during elections, but usually he would manage to gain large support from seemingly nowhere when it came to voting day.

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