Maurizio Lupi

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Maurizio Lupi
Maurizio Enzo Lupi daticamera.jpg
Minister of Infrastructure and Transport
In office
28 April 2013 – 20 March 2015
Prime Minister Enrico Letta
Matteo Renzi
Preceded by Corrado Passera
Succeeded by Graziano Delrio
Personal details
Born (1959-10-03) 3 October 1959 (age 55)
Milano
Nationality Italian
Political party People of Freedom (2009–2013)
New Centre-Right
Religion Roman Catholicism[1]

Maurizio Lupi (born 3 October 1959) is an Italian politician, who is a member of the New Centre-Right (NCD) and has served as minister of infrastructure and transport between 28 April 2013 and 20 March 2015.

Early life and education[edit]

Lupi was born in Milano on 3 October 1959.[2][3] He has a degree in political science.[3]

Career[edit]

Lupi served as a member of the municipal council of Milan from 1993 to 1997 and until 1996 he was vice president of the council.[4] He has been a member of the Italian parliament since the XIV legislative period or 2001.[2][4] He served as deputy house speaker until 28 April 2013 when he was appointed minister of infrastructure and transport in the Letta cabinet.[5] He replaced Corrado Passera in the post.[6] Lupi joined the New Centre-Right formed by Angelino Alfano in November 2013.[7][8] Lupi continued to serve as the minister of infrastructure and transport in the cabinet formed by Matteo Renzi in February 2014.[9]

On 19 March 2015 he announced that he would step down as minister on the following day due to a scandal involving public works on infrastructure in which his name was cited several times.[10] Lupi's tenure as infrastructure and transport minister ended next day when he resigned from the post and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi accepted it.[11]

Views[edit]

In the Letta cabinet, Lupi was one of two members of the powerful Catholic pressure group, namely Comunione e Liberazione.[1] He is a strong supporter of the “TAV” project that would connect Italy and France via high-speed rail.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Lupi is married and has three children.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b James Walston (1 May 2013). "Italy’s fragile new government is unlikely to stay for the long haul". London School of Economics. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Scheda di attività". Senato. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Alex Roe (29 April 2013). "Who Are Italy’s New Ministers?". Italy Chronicles. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "LUPI Maurizio Enzo". Who's who. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Lupi resigns as deputy house speaker". Eni Today. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Francesca Giuliani (16 November 2011). "The Who's Who of the Monti Government". i-Italy. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Kevin Lees (18 November 2013). "What the Alfano-Berlusconi split means for Italian politics". Suffragio. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Italy's Maurizio Lupi to step down after being embroiled in corruption scandal". The Telegraph. Reuters. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  9. ^ Andrew Frye; Chiara Vasarri (22 February 2014). "Renzi Sworn in as Italian Premeir After Toppling Letta". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Giada Zampano (19 March 2015). "Italian Infrastructure Minister Maurizio Lupi Will Resign". The Wall Street Journal (Rome). Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Italy: Transport minister resigns amid major corruption scandal". Euronews. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Italy: a new political Government (finally) in place" (PDF). Fleishman Hillard. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013.