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|Secretary of Communist Refoundation Party|
7 maggio 2006 – 27 July 2008
|Preceded by||Fausto Bertinotti|
|Succeeded by||Paolo Ferrero|
|Member of the Chamber of Deputies|
9 May 1996 – 28 April 2008
|Born||26 August 1957|
|Political party||PCI (1974–1991)|
SEL (since 2009)
Francesco "Franco" Giordano (born 26 August 1961) is an Italian politician.
Born in Bari, he became a member of the Italian Communist Party in 1974. In 1985-1987 he was member of the national leadership of Federation of Young Italian Communists, and, in 1987-1990, of the local PCI leadership of the province of Bari. When the latter was turned into the more social democratic-oriented Democratic Party of the Left, Giordano moved to the Communist Refoundation Party (PRC).
In 1992 Giordano became a national leader of PRC and, in 1996, he was elected for the first time at the Italian Chamber of Deputies. His seat was confirmed in the 2001 and 2006 elections.
President of PRC's group of deputies from October 1998, he was named vice-secretary of the party in 2001 by Fausto Bertinotti. After the latter's election as President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Giordano became national secretary of PRC on 7 May 2006.