Flavio Zanonato

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Flavio Zanonato
Member of the European Parliament
for North-East Italy
In office
1 July 2014 – 2 July 2019
Minister of Economic Development
In office
28 April 2013 – 22 February 2014
Prime MinisterEnrico Letta
Preceded byCorrado Passera
Succeeded byFederica Guidi
Mayor of Padua
In office
14 June 2004 – 10 June 2013
Preceded byGiustina Destro
Succeeded byMassimo Bitonci
In office
6 June 1993 – 27 June 1999
Preceded byPaolo Giaretta
Succeeded byGiustina Destro
Personal details
Born (1950-07-24) 24 July 1950 (age 73)
Padua, Italy
Political party Italian:
Democratic Party
Party of European Socialists
SpouseLella Zanonato
ChildrenAlessandro Zanonato
RelativesAnna Zanonato (grand-daughter)
Alma materUniversity of Padua

Flavio Zanonato (born 24 July 1950 in Padua) is an Italian politician. He is the former mayor of Padua.


A long-time member of the Italian Communist Party and of its successor parties, he joined the Democratic Party.

After two terms as mayor of Padua (1993–1995, when he replaced Paolo Giaretta, and 1995–1999), he was defeated by Giustina Mistrello Destro in 1999. From 2000 to 2004 he was floor leader of the Democrats of the Left in the Regional Council of Veneto, where he was elected as the most voted regional deputy in the 2000 regional election.[1]

In 2004 Zanonato defeated incumbent Giustina Mistrello Destro and was elected for the third time Mayor of Padua with an absolute majority of 51.9% at the first round.[2]

In 2009 Zanonato defeated Marco Marin and was elected mayor of Padua for the fourth time in the second round run off winning 52% of the vote.[3]

In March 2021, at the age of 70, Zanonato graduated in Philosophy at the University of Padua.

Minister of Economic Development, 2013–2014[edit]

From April 2013 to February 2014 he was minister of economic development in the cabinet of Prime Minister Enrico Letta.[4]

Member of the European Parliament, 2014–2019[edit]

Zanonato became a Member of the European Parliament in the 2014 European elections. In Parliament, he was a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. In addition to his committee assignments, he served as a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Western Sahara[5] and the European Parliament Intergroup on Integrity (Transparency, Anti-Corruption and Organized Crime).[6] He joined the Article 1 – Democratic and Progressive Movement in 2017.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Portale Unico – Un universo di informazioni
  2. ^ "2004 Elections". La Repubblica. 2004. Retrieved 23 June 2009.
  3. ^ "2009 Elections". Ministero dell'Interno. June 2009. Archived from the original on 25 June 2009. Retrieved 23 June 2009.
  4. ^ "Italy's new cabinet lineup". Xinhua. Rome. 28 April 2013. Archived from the original on May 2, 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  5. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on Western Sahara.
  6. ^ Members of the European Parliament on Integrity (Transparency, Anti-Corruption and Organized Crime) European Parliament.

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