Paolo Cirino Pomicino

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Paolo Cirino Pomicino (born 3 September 1939) is an Italian politician, and was elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies in the 2006 General election representing the Christian Democracy for Autonomies.

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Cirino Pomicino was born in Naples. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery and entered Democrazia Cristiana (Italian Christian Democracy, or DC) for which he became first a member of Naples' city council, and then member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies in 1976, a position he held until 1994.

A member of Giulio Andreotti's corrente (political movement within DC), he was under minister of the Public Functions (1988-1989) and Minister of the Economical Balance (1989-1992). He was nicknamed o' ministro ("The minister" in Neapolitan dialect).[1] During his membership of DC, he has been convicted for illegal financing (sentenced to 1 year and 8 months) and he negotiated (thereby admitting guilt) 2 months for corruption and hidden funds. He was also involved in the scandal of the funds management for the reconstruction after the 1980 Irpinia earthquake.

Previously he was a Member of the European Parliament for the Southern region, elected on the Popular Alliance-UDEUR ticket. He sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, and was a member of the Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan and EU-Uzbekistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, and for relations with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia and a substitute for the Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union (including Libya). His attendance to the European Parliament plenary sessions, however, ranks among the lowest, with a mere 44 presences between 2004 and 2006.[2]

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