|President of Liguria|
14 April 2005 – 11 June 2015
|Preceded by||Sandro Biasotti|
|Succeeded by||Giovanni Toti|
|Minister of Transports|
17 May 1996 – 21 October 1998
|Preceded by||Giovanni Caravale|
|Succeeded by||Tiziano Treu|
|Member of Chamber of Deputies|
9 May 1996 – 29 May 2001
29 May 2001 – 27 May 2006
|Constituency||9 - Genova, (Liguria)|
27 April 1954 |
|Political party||Democratic Party
|Italian Communist Party
Democratic Party of the Left
Democrats of the Left
After graduating with a degree in electronic engineering, in the eighties he worked as a researcher for the company Elsag-Bailey. He became interested in politics from a young age, adhering to the Italian Communist Party with which he took his first steps in politics and he held the first public office, becoming secretary of the federation Genoese party from 1989 to 1990.
He later joined the Democratic Party of the Left, with which he was elected to Parliament and has held the position of national coordinator of local authorities (1994-1996) and the Democrats of the Left, of which he was chief economist from 1998 to 2000. With the Communist Party, he became councilor (1981-1993) and Commissioner for Transport (1983-1985). He was deputy mayor of Genoa (1990-1992, during the tenure of Romano Merlo) From 3 December 1992 to 19 May 1993 was Mayor of Genoa.
In 1996 he was elected Member of the PDS and in the same year, appointed by Romano Prodi as Minister of Transport and Navigation. Two years after, Massimo D'Alema appointed him a member of the budget committee of the Chamber of Deputies.
On 14 October 2007 he was elected to the Constituent National Democratic Party, a political project in which he personally participated since its first design and was a member of the committee that drafted the Manifesto of Values.
|Minister of Transports
|President of Liguria
2005 – 2015
|Italian Chamber of Deputies|
Title jointly held
|Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
Title jointly held
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