Civil servant of party, assistant of the town hall of Milan in the years 1960, it was appointed of 1972 with 1994. Secretary of the Italian Socialist party (PSI) of 1976 with 1992, craftsman of the rise of his party, it manages to supplant the Communists of Enrico Berlinguer like force the main thing of the Italian left wing. He succeeds in shaking the domination of the Christian Democrat on the Italian political life.
It fur president of the council of 1983 with 1987. It fur a very pragmatic head of government, who did not hesitate to adopt very given resolutions with regard to the United States at the time of the military crisis of Sigonella. Its standpoint very muscular and its declarations often breakable soon attracted to him the antipathy of the majority of the politicians of the Italian Communist party (NCV) and of the Christian Democrat (cd.).
He was accused in 1992 - then condemned to 27 years and half of prison, including 10 final years - within the framework of the operation Mani pulite for a half-dozen of businesses of illicit financing of political party and corruption. Patient, it flees in Tunisia, where it dies in exile in 2000.
Bettino Craxi remains in Italy a discussed character, his adversaries regarding it as the symbol of political corruption, his/her political friends and heirs denouncing his persecution by an arbitrary magistrature.
His/her son Bobo (Vittorio) Craxi was appointed party Nouveau PSI of 2001 with 2006, before creating a new centrist party, I Socialisti, and since May 17th 2006 is under-secretary of state to the Foreign affairs of the second government of Romano Prodi. His/her Stefania daughter since 2001 is 2001 appointed Forza Italia, the party of Silvio Berlusconi. ----
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