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 73)
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)

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



  • 1981-1990: National secretary for women of the MSI-DN
  • 1990-1995: Member of the national executive of MSI-DN
  • 1995-2000: Member of the national executive of the AN
  • since 1998: Member of Lecce Municipal Council (1967–1998) and Mayor of Lecce
  • Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy (1983–1999), vice-chairman of the Special Committee on Telecommunications and the Broadcasting System, vice-chairman of the Federconsorzi Special Committee, member of the Bureau of the interparliamentary committee
  • 1994: Vice-Chairman of the Chamber
  • 1994-95: Agriculture Minister
  • 2003: Chairman of the Agency for the Mediterranean Cultural Heritage
  • since 1999: Member of the European Parliament
  • Ambassador of Peace

See also: European Parliament election, 2004 (Italy)

External links[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Adriana POLI BORTONE". European Parliament website. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Biogpraphia". Adriana Poli Bortone website. Retrieved 18 February 2011.