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President of Italy


Giorgio NapolitanoGiorgio Napolitano

Date of Birth: 29 June 1925
Birth Place: Naples, Italy
Political Party: Italian Communist Party, Democrats of the Left
Arrival in Power: 15 May 2006
Religion: Atheism
Profession: Politician

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Giorgio Napolitano was born in Naples, Italy, in 1925. He is the current President of Italy. He studied at the University of Naples Federico II. He became involved in politics during his university years, when he joined an anti-fascist student group. In 1945 he joined the Italian Communist Party. He was elected for the first time to parliament in 1953, he would be re-elected straight through 1996. From 1996 to 1998 he was Minister of the Interior. From 1999 to 2004 he was a member of the European Parliament. In 2006 he was elected by the Italian parliament to become the next president.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giorgio_Napolitano

Updated on: December 21, 2011

 

 

Prime Minister of Italy


Mario MontiMario Monti

Date of Birth: 19 March 1943
Birth Place: Varese, Italy
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 16 November 2011
Religion: Roman Catholic
Profession: NA

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Mario Monti was born in Varese, Italy, in 1943. He is the current Prime Minister of Italy. He studied economics at the Bocconi University and also at Yale University. He taught economics at the universities of Turin and Bocconi in Milan. In 1989 he became the rector of Bocconi University. He was appointed in 1995 as European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Services, Customs and Taxation. In 1999 he moved on to become the European Commissioner for Competition. He was appointed as a Senator by the Italian President on November 9th 2011. When Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resigned a week later, Monti was asked to form a caretaker government until the next elections. He was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Italy on November 16th 2011.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Monti

Updated on: February 26, 2012

 

 

Former Prime Minister of Italy


Silvio BerlusconiSilvio Berlusconi

Date of Birth: 29 September 1936
Birth Place: Milan, Italy
Political Party: People of Freedom
Arrival in Power: 8 May 2008
Religion: Roman Catholicism
Profession: Businessman

Biography:


Silvio Berlusconi was born in Milan, Italy, in 1936. He is the current Prime Minister of Italy, he has served in this post on two previous occasions. He studied law at the University of Milan. Before joining politics he had an extremely successful business career, which has seen him become the 74th richest man in the world. His main fortune was made in the media industry. He was first elected to parliament in 1994 and became prime minister a few months later, this lasted until 1995 when his coalition collapsed. He ran in the 1996 elections but his party was defeated. He ran again in the 2001 elections and this time achieved victory and became prime minister for a second time. He lost the 2006 elections, but returned in the 2008 elections when the previous government collapsed and he was re-elected as prime minister for a third time.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvio_Berlusconi

Updated on: December 21, 2011