Francesco Saverio Romano

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Francesco Saverio Romano
Francesco Saverio Romano daticamera.jpg
Minister of Agriculture
In office
23 March 2011 – 16 November 2011
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Preceded by Giancarlo Galan
Succeeded by Mario Catania
Personal details
Born (1964-12-24) 24 December 1964 (age 50)
Palermo
Nationality Italian
Political party Forza Italia
(2013-present)
Other political
affiliations
Christian Democracy
(until 1994)
Italian People's Party
(1994-1995)
United Christian Democrats
(1995-2002)
Union of Christian and Centre Democrats
(2002-2010)
The Populars of Italy Tomorrow
(2010-2013)
Alma mater University of Palermo

Francesco Saverio Romano (born 24 December 1964) is an Italian politician, who served as the minister of agriculture in 2011.

Early life and education[edit]

Romano was born in Palermo on 24 December 1964.[1] He holds a law degree, which he received from the University of Palermo in 1988.[1] He was a board member of the Opera Universitaria.[1] He became a member of the Christian Democracy party when he was a university student.[1]

Career[edit]

Romano became a member of the provincial council of Palermo in 1990.[1] From 1993 to 1994 he served as the councillor for viability.[1] From 1997 to 2001 he was the president of IRCAC, a credit institution in Sicily.[1] He was elected to the Chamber of Deputies from his constituency, Bagheria, in 2001.[1] He was the secretary of state for labour in the third cabinet of Silvio Berlusconi.[1] He was reelected to the Chamber in the 2008 elections.[1] Romano left Christian Democracy party in September 2010.[2]

On 23 March 2011, he was appointed agriculture minister to the fourth cabinet led by Berlusconi in a cabinet reshuffle.[3] Romano replaced Giancarlo Galan in the post.[4] Romano's term ended on 16 November 2011 and he was replaced by Mario Catania as agriculture minister.[5][6]

Controversy[edit]

Just before his appointment as agriculture minister Romano was under investigation due to allegations about Mafia association and corruption.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Il Ministro". Agricoltura Italian Online. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "New Agro Minister sworn in despite president's reservations". La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno. ANSA. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Italian minister Francesco Saverio Romano accused of mafia links". The Australian (Rome). AFP. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Italy, new agriculture minister, with polemics". GreenMed. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Francesca Giuliani (16 November 2011). "The Who's Who of the Monti Government". i-Italy. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Romano Francesco Saverio - PT". Italian Parliament. Retrieved 4 June 2013.