Arno Kompatscher

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Arno Kompatscher
Arno Kompatscher 2015.jpg
Governor of South Tyrol
Assumed office
9 January 2014
Preceded by Luis Durnwalder
Personal details
Political party SVP

Arno Kompatscher (born March 19, 1971) is an Italian politician, governor of South Tyrol and from 15 June 2016 president of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol.[1]


Kompatscher was born in Völs am Schlern, South Tyrol. After compulsory military service in the Italian Army Alpini corps, he studied jurisprudence at the University of Innsbruck and the University of Padua. In 2000 he was elected deputy-mayor of his home town and in 2005 he was elected mayor. In 2010 he was once more elected mayor.

In spring 2013 he won the South Tyrolean People's Party (SVP) primary election, becoming the lead candidate for the 2013 provincial elections.[2] The provincial elections on October 27, 2013, were won by the SVP which received 131,236 votes (45.7 %).[3] Kompatscher received the most preference votes of all candidates elected to the provincial legislature, namely 81,107 from the SVP voters.[4]


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