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
OccupationLawyer
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]

References[edit]

  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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