Adriana Poli Bortone

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Adriana Poli Bortone
Minister of Agriculture
In office
10 May 1994 – 17 January 1995
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Preceded by Alfredo Luigi Diana
Succeeded by Walter Luchetti
Personal details
Born (1943-08-25) 25 August 1943 (age 74)
Lecce, Italy
Political party Italian Social Movement (until 1995)
National Alliance (1995−2009)
I the South (2009−2014)
Brothers of Italy (2014−2015)
Forza Italia (since 2016)
Alma mater Bachelor's degree in Literature

Adriana Poli Bortone (born 25 August 1943 in Lecce) is an Italian politician and was a Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2008.[1] She represented Southern Italy. She was mayor of Lecce until 2007.[2]

Biography[edit]

In 1965 she became Assistant lecturer in Latin literature at the University of Lecce. In 1985 she became an associate professor in the same matter.

From 1967 to 1998 she was Member of Lecce Municipal Council and from 1981 to 1990 National secretary for women of the Italian Social Movement. From 1990 to 2000 she also was Member of the national executive of MSI and subsequently of National Alliance.

She was elected for the first time to the Chamber of Deputies in 1983 and in 1994 she was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Chamber. In 1994 she also served as Agriculture Minister in the Berlusconi I Cabinet. In 1998 she was elected Mayor of Lecce, and she was re-confirmed in 2002.

In the 1999 European Parliament election she was elected MEP with AN, while in the 2008 general election she was elected to the Senate with The People of Freedom. In 2009 she left the PdL to found her party, named I the South. In the 2013 general election she was candidate for the Senate in Apulia with Great South, but she wasn't re-elected.

In 2014 Adriana Poli Bortone joined Brothers of Italy,[3] but she left the party in 2015, when Forza Italia candidated her for the regiona election in Apulia, while FdI decided to support the candidacy of Francesco Schittulli. Finally, she gained the 14% of the votes and she wasn'teven elected in the Regional Council. Subsequently, on 29 febbraio 2016, she declared to join Forza Italia.[4]

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Italian Chamber of Deputies
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Deputy
1983–1999
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
European Parliament
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of Parliament
1999–2008
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Italian Senate
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Senator for Apulia
2008 – 2013
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Political offices
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Vice-President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
1994
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Preceded by
Alfredo Luigi Diana
Italian Minister of Agriculture
1994–1995
Succeeded by
Walter Luchetti
Preceded by
Stefano Salvemini
Mayor of Lecce
1998–2007
Succeeded by
Paolo Perrone

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