Beatrice Lorenzin

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Beatrice Lorenzin
Beatrice Lorenzin daticamera.jpg
Minister of Health
Assumed office
28 April 2013
Prime Minister Enrico Letta
Matteo Renzi
Preceded by Renato Balduzzi
Personal details
Born (1971-10-14) 14 October 1971 (age 42)
Nationality Italian
Political party People of Freedom (2009–2013)
New Centre-Right

Beatrice Lorenzin (born 14 October 1971) is an Italian politician, who has been serving as the minister of health since late April 2013.

Early life[edit]

Lorenzin was born in Rome on 14 October 1971.[1]


Lorenzin was a member of the People of Freedom party which she joined in 1996.[2] She was elected to the city council of Rome in October 1997.[2] In April 1999 she became Lazio regional coordinator of the Party's youth movement.[2] In May 2001, she was also elected town councilor of Rome.[2] Then she was appointed head of the adult group of Forza Italia and served in the post until 2006.[3] She has been a member of the Italian parliament since 2008.[4]

She was appointed minister of health to the cabinet led by prime minister Enrico Letta on 28 April 2013.[5][6] Lorenzin succeeded Renato Balduzzi in the post.[7]

In November 2013, she left the People of Freedom party and joined the New Centre-Right led by Angelino Alfano.[8][9] Lorenzin continued to serve as the minister of health in the cabinet formed by Matteo Renzi in February 2014.[10]


  1. ^ "XVI Legislatura". Italian Parliament. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "I nuovi responsabili della Salute". Medical Network XIII (2). 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "LORENZIN Beatrice". Who's who. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Roe, Alex (29 April 2013). "Who Are Italy’s New Ministers?". Italy Chronicles. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "PDL secretary Alfano new deputy PM and Interior minister". AGI. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Virgo, Paul (27 April 2013). "Letta hails strong cabinet with 'record' women presence". La Gazzetta Del Mezzogiorno (Rome). ANSA. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Govt bios: other ministers". La Gazetta del Mezzogiorno (Rome). ANSA. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Lorenzin. Berlusconi rimane nostro leader. Schifani Agen Press 17 November 2013
  9. ^ Kevin Lees (18 November 2013). "What the Alfano-Berlusconi split means for Italian politics". Suffragio. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  10. ^ Andrew Frye; Chiara Vasarri (22 February 2014). "Renzi Sworn in as Italian Premeir After Toppling Letta". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 

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