Flavio Zanonato

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Flavio Zanonato
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Minister of Economic Development
In office
Prime Minister Enrico Letta
Preceded by Corrado Passera
Succeeded by Federica Guidi
11th Mayor of Padova
In office
Preceded by Giustina Mistrello Destro
Succeeded by Ivo Rossi
9th Mayor of Padova
In office
Preceded by Paolo Giaretta
Succeeded by Giustina Mistrello Destro
Personal details
Born (1950-07-24) 24 July 1950 (age 66)
Padua, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Lella Zanonato
Children Alessandro Zanonato
Relatives Anna Zanonato (grand-daughter)

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]

From April 2013 to February 2014 he was minister of economic development in Letta Cabinet.[4]

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. Retrieved 23 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Italy's new cabinet lineup". Xinhua. Rome. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 

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