Piero Marrazzo

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Piero Marrazzo
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President of Lazio
In office
2005–2009
Deputy Esterino Montino
Preceded by Francesco Storace
Succeeded by Renata Polverini
Personal details
Born (1958-07-29) 29 July 1958 (age 56)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Democratic Party
Residence Rome

Piero Marrazzo (born in Rome on July 29, 1958) is an Italian journalist and politician. He served as the President of Lazio, one of the twenty regions of Italy, from 2005 to 2009.

Piero Marrazzo is the son of Giuseppe Marrazzo (a field journalist noted for his investigations on mafia) and Italian-American Luigia Spina. He was a political activist during his youth, leading towards reformist socialism, and obtained a degree in jurisprudence. He went on to become a prominent TV journalist, working for twenty years for RAI, on programmes such as TG2 and TG3, heading the Tuscany journalistic department of RAI, working with Giovanni Minoli (on programmes such as "Cronaca in Diretta", "Drugstories", and "Format"), and finally becoming the anchorman for eight consecutive years of "Mi Manda Rai Tre", for which he is most remembered.[citation needed] In November 2004 he left his job to run for presidency of Lazio as the candidate of centre-left coalition L'Unione; he won the April 2005 regional elections attracting 50.7% of votes.

He suspended himself from his role on Saturday, October 24, 2009 after 4 carabinieri officers allegedly tried to blackmail him with video footage, purporting to reveal him in a bedroom with a transsexual prostitute, where a limited quantity of cocaine was also present. Marrazzo admitted the meeting and said that the move paved the way for his resignation.[1]

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  1. ^ Transsexual blackmail plot forces Governor of Lazio to step down

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Media related to Piero Marrazzo at Wikimedia Commons

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