Ignazio Corrao

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Ignazio Corrao
Member of the European Parliament
for Italian Islands
Assumed office
20 July 2014
Personal details
Born (1984-01-14) 14 January 1984 (age 37)
Rome, Italy
Political partyFive Star Movement
WebsiteOfficial website

Ignazio Corrao (born 14 January 1984) is an Italian politician for the Five Star Movement and he is a member of the European Parliament since 2014. Corrao was born in Rome and grew up in Alcamo, Sicily.

Education and Career[edit]

He consecuted law degree from the University of Palermo[1] and qualified as a lawyer at the Italian Court of Appeal. In the 2014 European Parliament election he was elected to the European Parliament in the Italian Islands (European Parliament constituency),[2] getting the highest number of preference votes among the Five Star Movement candidates.[3]

In June he was elected the first leader of the Five Star Movement's group in Parliament, becoming one of the youngest representatives to get this role in the European Union.[4] Considered one of first political exponents of the “Erasmus generation”, he has gained various experiences of work, study and volunteering abroad at a very young age.[5]

In December 2020, he joined the Greens/EFA group together with his colleagues Rosa D'Amato, Eleonora Evi and Piernicola Pedicini.[6]


  1. ^ Ignazio Corrao Beppegrillo.it. Retrieved 19 Januar 2014. Archived at Internet Archive.
  2. ^ "Dipartimento per gli Affari Interni e Territoriali". elezionistorico.interno.gov.it.
  3. ^ "Elezioni 2014, anche in Sicilia Pd vince e stacca i 5 Stelle. Ma Forza Italia al 20%". Il Fatto Quotidiano. 26 May 2014.
  4. ^ "M5S, Ignazio Corrao sarà capo-delegazione al Parlamento Europeo". Il Fatto Quotidiano. 1 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Corrao, un grillino a Bruxelles con zaino e autostop". LaStampa.it.
  6. ^ "Greens/EFA group welcomes four Italian MEPs". Greens/EFA group. 2020-12-09. Retrieved 2020-12-12.

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