Giancarlo Galan

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Giancarlo Galan
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7th President of Veneto
In office
23 April 1995 – 21 April 2010
Preceded by Franco Frigo
Succeeded by Luca Zaia
Minister of Agriculture
In office
16 April 2010 – 23 March 2011
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Preceded by Luca Zaia
Succeeded by Francesco Saverio Romano
Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities
In office
23 March 2011 – 16 November 2011
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Preceded by Sandro Bondi
Succeeded by Lorenzo Ornaghi
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
(1970s–1980s)
Forza Italia
(1994–2009)
The People of Freedom
(2009–2013)
Forza Italia
(2013–present)
Residence Padua

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

Political career[edit]

After having been an activist of the Italian Liberal Party in the 1970s and the 1980s,[2][3][4] 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 Chamber of Deputies.

In 1995 he ran successfully for President of Veneto. He was re-elected in 2000 and 2005. He did not stand for re-election in 2010, when the centre-right coalition supported Luca Zaia of Liga VenetaLega Nord for President.

He was Minister of Agriculture in Silvio Berlusconi's fourth cabinet from 2010 to 2011, filling the place vacated by Zaia. He later served as Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities for a few months in 2011.

In 2013 he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies and, consequently, chairman of the Culture Committee.

In June 2014 a tribunal in Venice asked the Parliament for an authorization to proceed against Galan for bribery, extortion and money laundering in the framework of the inquiry about the MOSE Project.[5] The Parliament approved the request: Galan was led to a prison in Milan[6] and later granted house arrest in his villa near Padua.[7]

References[edit]

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

1994–1995
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
XVII Legislature

2013–
Incumbent
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of the Italian Senate
XV Legislature

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

2008
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Political offices
Preceded by
Sandro Bondi
Italian Minister of Culture
2011
Succeeded by
Lorenzo Ornaghi