Paolo Gentiloni

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Gentiloni Silveri Paolo
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Minister of Communications
In office
17 May 2006 – 8 May 2008
Prime Minister Romano Prodi
Preceded by Mario Landolfi
Succeeded by Claudio Scajola (minister of Economic development)
Personal details
Born (1954-11-22) 22 November 1954 (age 59)
Cuneo, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Democratic Party
(since 2007)
Other political
affiliations
The Daisy
(2002-2007)
Profession Journalist

Paolo Gentiloni (born 22 November 1954 in Rome) is an Italian politician, member of the Democratic Party party and former Italian Minister of Communications.

Biography[edit]

He is a professional journalist and has a degree in political sciences.

He became Francesco Rutelli’s spokesman in 1993 and was Jubilee and Tourism Councillor in the Rome City Council. He has coordinated numerous election campaigns and was a founding member of the Margherita party. He was the party’s communications spokesman for five years.

In 2001, he was elected Member of Parliament and during the XIV legislature he was Chairman of the Broadcasting Services Watchdog Committee.

Elected to the Chamber of Deputies in the XV legislature, he was a member of the Olive Tree Parliamentary Group. Between 2006 and 2008 he has been Minister for Communications in Romano Prodi’s second government.

One of the 45 members of the national founding committee of the Democratic Party in 2007, he was re-elected in 2008 and 2013 to the Chamber of Deputies (XVI and XVII legislature) where he is a member of the Democratic Parliamentary Group.

On December 5, 2012 he announced his participation in the primary elections which on April 6, 2013, will select the center-left candidate for Mayor of Rome.

Italian Chamber of Deputies
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Deputy for Constituency II – Piedmont 2
2001–2006
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Deputy for Constituency XV – Lazio 1
2006-2008
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Deputy for Constituency XV – Lazio 1
2008-2013
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Deputy for Constituency XV – Lazio 1
2013 onward
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Mario Landolfi
Italian Minister of Communications
2006–2008
Succeeded by
Claudio Scajola
as Minister of Economic development
Party political offices
New title Coordinator of the Democratic Party for Communications
2007–2009
Title abolished
New title Head of Communications Department of the Democratic Party
2009 onward
Incumbent

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