Valerio Zanone

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Valerio Zanone (born 22 January 1936) is an Italian politician, who was secretary and president of the Italian Liberal Party. He was also a senator of the Democratic Party.

Biography[edit]

Zanone was born in Turin.

He graduated in philosophy at the University of Turin. After entering the Italian Liberal Party (Partito Liberale Italiano, PLI), he was regional councellor in Piedmont, and then member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies from 1976 (being confirmed until 1994). In 1976 he was appointed as national secretary of PLI, and was later president of the same.

In 1985 Zanone was appointed a Minister of Ecology in the first Bettino Craxi cabinet, and later was Minister of Industry under Craxi's second tenure (1986–1987), and Minister of Defence in Giovanni Goria and Ciriaco De Mita cabinets (1987–1989). He was also mayor of Turin for a year and a half (1990–1991).

After the Tangentopoli scandal and the dissolution of PLI, he formed a centre-left movement in Piedmont (Unione Liberaldemocratica). Later he participated in the foundation of L'Ulivo coalition and adhered to the The Daisy centre party.

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Italian Senate
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Senator
Legislatures: XV

2006–2008
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Italian Chamber of Deputies
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Deputy
Legislatures
VII, VIII, IX, X

1976–1990
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Deputy
Legislatures: XI

1992–1994
Political offices
Preceded by
Maria Magnani Noya
Mayor of Turin
1990–1991
Succeeded by
Giovanna Cattaneo Incisa
Party political offices
Preceded by
Agostino Bignardi
Secretary of Italian Liberal Party
1976–1985
Succeeded by
Alfredo Biondi