Carlo Vizzini

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Carlo Vizzini (born 28 April 1947, in Palermo) is an Italian politician.

Political life[edit]

Vizzini was Secretary of the Italian Democratic Socialist Party from 1992 to 1993, Minister of Mails, and Minister for Cultural Assets and Activities (1987–88), and was a member of the Italian Senate from Sicily for Forza Italia and latterly The People of Freedom (PdL). Vizzini was a leading member of one of Forza Italia's social-democratic factions, a group known as the Reformist Inititiative Circles. The faction was succeeded by the social-democratic European Reformists when Forza Italian merged in the PdL. In 1992, as leader of the Social Democrats Italian, Italian is one of the three founders (along with Bettino Craxi and Achille Occhetto) of the Party of European Socialists.

He was a member of the Italian Antimafia Commission from 2001-2009. In 2008 he became vice president of the Commission, but relinquished his position in June 2009 after being accused of having been bribed by Massimo Ciancimino (has declared publicly and in judicial proceedings do not know him), the son of Vito Ciancimino, former mayor of Palermo convicted for membership of the Mafia. He is charged with aiding and abetting Cosa Nostra. On 7 January 2013, the Prosecutor of Palermo formally requested that the storage of the investigation opened against the senator. [1]

In November 2011 Vizzini left the PdL and joined the Italian Socialist Party.[2][3]

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Preceded by
Antonio Cariglia
Secretary of the Italian Democratic Socialist Party
1992-1993
Succeeded by
Enrico Ferri