|Secretary of the Council of Ministers|
Assumed office |
1 June 2018
|Prime Minister||Giuseppe Conte|
|Preceded by||Maria Elena Boschi|
16 December 1966|
Cazzago Brabbia, Italy
|Political party||Lega Nord|
|Alma mater||Bocconi University|
Giancarlo Giorgetti is an Italian politician from Lombardy.
In the early 1990s he joined Lega Lombarda and Lega Nord. Elected to the Chamber of Deputies for the first time in 1996, he was re-elected in 2001, 2006, 2008 and 2013. From 2001 to 2006, he was the chairman of the Budget Committee in the Chamber. Within the party, he was national secretary of Lega Lombarda from 2002 to 2012, and he has been deputy federal secretary of Lega Nord since 2016.
Giorgetti was described by The New York Times as a powerful aide to Umberto Bossi, founder and federal secretary of Lega Nord from 1991 to 2012, and by The Economist as his "dauphin". In 2010, The Guardian described him as an "influential member of Berlusconi's Northern League party", where Berlusconi stood erroneously for Bossi. Under Matteo Salvini, Bossi's opponent and new federal secretary of Lega Nord since 2013, Giorgetti continued to be one of the most influential members of the party.
- Donadio, Rachel (September 15, 2010). "A New Power Broker Rises in Italy". The New York Times: Europe. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
“As a member of the league, I should say that I want to vote tomorrow,” said Giancarlo Giorgetti, the chairman of the Lower House budget committee and one of Mr. Bossi’s most powerful deputies.
- "Bossi's boots: Its leader gravely ill, the Northern League faces an uncertain future". The Economist. Apr 22, 2004. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
Two years ago, Mr Bossi called Giancarlo Giorgetti, the 37-year-old secretary of the Lombard League, the original core of the party, his “dauphin”.
- Matt Scott (27 January 2010). "Questions remain over Notts County affairs ahead of court date". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
It is strongly possible that the contact was made on the recommendation of Giancarlo Giorgetti, an influential member of Berlusconi's Northern League party who just so happens to be a massive Saints fan.
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