|Minister of State|
|Prime Minister||Silvio Berlusconi|
6 May 1934|
Democratic Italian Movement|
Early life and education
Berlinguer was born in Sassari on 6 May 1934. He holds a law degree.
Berlinguer began his career at Italian ministry of foreign affairs in 1959. He served as the head of the press office of the ministry. He was the Italian ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1966 to 1983. From 1983 to 1985 he served as the general manager of the emigration department of the foreign ministry. In 1985, he was appointed diplomatic advisor to the Italian President Francesco Cossiga. Then he became the secretary general and spokesman for the Italian presidency and served in the post until 1992. He was appointed state minister to the first cabinet of Silvio Berlusconi in 1994 and was in office until 1995. He was also the member of the council of state. In 1996, Berlinguer's movement, Movimento Italiano Democratico (MID), joined Rinnovamento Italiano which in turn was part of the Ulivo coalition for the general elections.
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