Graziano Delrio

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Graziano Delrio
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Minister of Infrastructure and Transport
Assumed office
2 April 2015
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Preceded by Maurizio Lupi
State Secretary to the Prime Minister
In office
22 February 2014 – 2 April 2015
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Preceded by Filippo Patroni Griffi
Succeeded by Claudio De Vincenti
Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomy
In office
28 April 2013 – 22 February 2014
Prime Minister Enrico Letta
Preceded by Piero Gnudi
Succeeded by Maria Carmela Lanzetta
Personal details
Born (1960-04-27) 27 April 1960 (age 55)
Reggio nell’Emilia
Nationality Italian
Political party Democratic Party
Religion Roman Catholicism

Graziano Delrio (born 27 April 1960) is an Italian medical doctor and politician, who has served in the government of Italy as minister of infrastructure and transport since 2 April 2015. He previously served as the State Secretary to the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

He was minister for regional affairs and autonomy from 28 April 2013 to 22 February 2014 as part of the Letta Cabinet. He also served as the mayor of Reggio Emilia.

Early life and education[edit]

Delrio was born in Reggio nell’Emilia on 27 April 1960.[1][2][3] He holds a degree in medicine and studied in the UK and Israel.[2] His specialization is in endocrinology.[4][5]


Delrio worked at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia as a faculty member and researcher.[6] He is the founder and former director of the Giorgio la Pira Association, which was founded to promote cultural contact between Italy and the Middle East.[2][6] He is a senior member of the Democratic Party.[7][8] In 1999, he became a member of the municipal council of the Reggio Emilia province.[5] In 2000, he was elected to the regional board and served as the president of the health and social politics commission for the province and as the member of the environment and territory commission.[6]

In 2004, he became a member of the Margherita Party and was elected as the mayor of Reggio Emilia for the Unione Party.[5] He was the president of national association of Italian municipalities until July 2013 when the mayor of Turin, Piero Fassino, was elected to the post.[9][10] On 28 April 2013, Delrio was appointed minister for regional affairs and autonomy to the cabinet led by the Prime Minister Enrico Letta.[11] On 22 February 2014, he was appointed state secretary to the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's office.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Delrio is married and has nine children.[4][12]


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  2. ^ a b c Roe, Alex (29 April 2013). "Who Are Italy’s New Ministers?". Italy Chronicles. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "The new Italian government of Prime Minister Enrico Letta". Cosmopolis. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
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  5. ^ a b c d "The team of the Renzi government" (PDF). Intel Group. February 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "Our Image of Learning, Our Responsibility". NAREA Newsletter. 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Letta hails strong cabinet with 'record' women presence". ANSAmed. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Italy ex-PM Prodi put forward for presidential vote". News Asia. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Tough Economy Has Italy Pushing Lesser-Known Destinations in New ‘Jewels of Italy’ Campaign". Atlanta Black Star. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Fassino new head of Italian mayors". Life in Italy (Rome). ANSA. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Italy's cabinet ministers". Europe (Rome). 28 April 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  12. ^ Carolyn Edwards; Lella Gandini; George Forman (13 December 2011). The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Experience in Transformation. ABC-CLIO. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-313-35962-0. Retrieved 12 July 2013.