Giancarlo Galan

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Giancarlo Galan
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Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities
In office
23 March 2011 – November 2011
Preceded by Sandro Bondi
Italian Minister of Agriculture
In office
16 April 2010 – 23 March 2011
Preceded by Luca Zaia
Succeeded by Francesco Saverio Romano
President of Veneto
In office
1995–2010
Preceded by Aldo Bottin
Succeeded by Luca Zaia
Personal details
Born (1956-09-10) 10 September 1956 (age 58)
Padua, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Forza Italia
(2013-present)
Other political
affiliations
Italian Liberal Party
(1973-1994)
Forza Italia
(1994-2009)
The People of Freedom
(2009-2013)
Residence Padua

Giancarlo Galan (Padua, 10 September 1956) is an Italian politician.[1]

Political career[edit]

After having been a Liberal activist in the 1970s and the 1980s,[citation needed] he was not active in politics until he joined Forza Italia since its foundation in 1994. In the same year he was elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

In 1995 he ran successfully for the President of the Veneto Region. He was re-elected in 2000 and 2005. He was not re-candidated by Berlusconi's party in 2010, as the Region's presidency was deemed to go a Northern League politician.

He was Minister of Agriculture in Silvio Berlusconi's fourth cabinet since 16 April 2010 to 23 March 2011, filling the place vacated by Luca Zaia (Northern League), who had been elected president of the Veneto Region at his place. He also served as Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities. On 4 June 2014 Venice Magistracy requested the Parliament for authorization to proceed against Galan for bribery, extortion and money laundering in the framework of the inquiry about the MOSE_Project.[2]On 21 June 2014 the Parliament approved the request and Galan was conducted to the Opera prison in Milan.[3]

References[edit]

Assembly seats
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
Legislatures
XII

1994 - 1995
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
Legislatures
XVII

2013 -
Incumbent
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of the Italian Senate
Legislatures
XV

2006
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of the Italian Senate
Legislatures
XVI

2008
Succeeded by
Title jointly held