Italo Bocchino (born 6 July 1967) is an Italian politician and journalist.
Bocchino was born at Naples, and in his youth he was a member of the Italian Social Movement (or MSI, a post-fascist formation) and worked as a spokesman for the member of parliament Giuseppe Tatarella, and subsequently as a journalist for Il Secolo d'Italia.
In 1996, 2001 and 2006 he was elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies for Alleanza Nazionale, the party founded by Gianfranco Fini to replace MSI. In 2005 he was the centre-right candidate to the presidency of Campania region, but was defeated by Antonio Bassolino. In 2007 he founded Con, a conservative magazine.
Despite having been elected to the Italian Parliament into the People of Freedom lists in 2008, Bocchino in 2010 followed Gianfranco Fini to found Future and Freedom, a centre-right party which aims to counter Silvio Berlusconi's predominance in the Italian right area. Within the party, he is the founder of the Generation Italy movement.
- Bocchino, Italo; Orazio Abbamonte (2006). L'esperienza della politica. Un dialogo. ISBN 88-498-1344-9.
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|Italian Chamber of Deputies|
Title jointly held
|Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
XIII, XIV, XV, XVI
1996 – present
|Party political offices|
|New political party||Chamber of Deputies Group Leader of Future and Freedom
Bendetto Della Vedova
|Vice President of Future and Freedom
|President of Future and Freedom
Acting for Gianfranco Fini