Sergio Mattarella

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Sergio Mattarella
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Constitutional Judge of Republic
Assumed office
11 October 2011
Minister of Defence
In office
22 December 1999 – 20 June 2001
Preceded by Carlo Scornamiglio
Succeeded by Antonio Martino
Minister of Education
In office
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Preceded by Giovanni Galloni
Succeeded by Gerardo Bianco
Personal details
Born (1941-07-23) 23 July 1941 (age 73)
Palermo, Italy
Political party Democratic Party (2007-present)
Other political
Christian Democracy (1970-1994)
Italian People's Party (1994-2002)
The Daisy (2002-2007)
Alma mater University of Palermo
Profession Politician
Religion Roman Catholic

Sergio Mattarella (born 23 July 1941) is an Italian politician.[1]


Mattarella was born in Palermo . He is son of Bernardo Mattarella and brother of Piersanti Mattarella, both politician into Democrazia Cristiana.

He was elected deputy in 1983 by the left wing of Democrazia Cristiana; when It was dissolved, he joined the Italian popular party, then Democracy is Freedom – Daisy and now Democratic Party. He was minister for relations with parliament during Giovanni Goria and Ciriaco De Mita governments and Italian Minister of Education into the sixth Andreotti's cabinet. He resigned when the Parliament approved Mammì's Act about television market.

From 1992 to 1994 was director of Il Popolo, the newspaper of his party, and after the Italian referendum, 1993 he wrote the new electoral system act. After the 1996 general elections he was President of Italian Popular Party parliamentarian committee; when Massimo D'Alema became new Prime Minister, Mattarella was named as his vice-premier. In 1999 he became Defense Minister and kept this position under Giuliano Amato second government. He was re-elected in 2001 and 2006 general elections.

In 2011 he was appointed by the Parliament judge in the Constitutional Court.


  1. ^ Bayley, Paul (2004-03-30). Cross-cultural perspectives on parliamentary discourse. John Benjamins Publishing Company. pp. 170–. ISBN 978-90-272-2700-3. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gaetano Gifuni
Italian Minister of relations with Parliament
28 July 1987 – 22 July 1989
Succeeded by
Egidio Sterpa
Preceded by
Giovanni Galloni
Italian Minister of Public Instruction
22 July 1989 – 27 July 1990
Succeeded by
Gerardo Bianco
Preceded by
Salvatore TatarellaRoberto Maroni 1994 - 1995
Italian Deputy Prime Minister
21 October 1998 – 21 December 1999
Succeeded by
Gianfranco Fini 2001 - 2006
Preceded by
Carlo Scognamiglio Pasini
Italian Minister of Defense
22 December 1999 – 10 June 2001
Succeeded by
Antonio Martino