|Minister of Economic Development|
|Prime Minister||Enrico Letta|
|Preceded by||Corrado Passera|
|Succeeded by||Federica Guidi|
|11th Mayor of Padova|
|Preceded by||Giustina Mistrello Destro|
|9th Mayor of Padova|
|Preceded by||Paolo Giaretta|
|Succeeded by||Giustina Mistrello Destro|
24 July 1950 |
|Political party||Democratic Party|
After two terms as mayor of Padua (1993–1995, when he replaced Paolo Giaretta, and 1995–1999), he was defeated by Giustina Mistrello Destro in 1999. From 2000 to 2004 he was floor leader of the Democrats of the Left in the Regional Council of Veneto, where he was elected as the most voted regional deputy in the 2000 regional election.
In 2004 Zanonato defeated incumbent Giustina Mistrello Destro and was elected for the third time Mayor of Padua with an absolute majority of 51.9% at the first round.
In 2009 Zanonato defeated Marco Marin and was elected mayor of Padua for the fourth time in the second round run off winning 52% of the vote.
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