Linda Lanzillotta

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Linda Lanzillotta
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Vice-President of Senate
Assumed office
21 March 2013
President Pietro Grasso
Preceded by Domenico Nania
Minister for Regional Affairs and Local Communities
In office
May 2006 – 2008
Prime Minister Romano Prodi
Preceded by Enrico La Loggia
Succeeded by Raffaele Fitto
Personal details
Born (1948-09-07) 7 September 1948 (age 67)
Nationality Italian
Political party Democratic Party
(2007-2009; 2015-present)
Other political
The Daisy
Alliance for Italy
Civic Choice
Website Official website

Linda Lanzillotta (born 7 September 1948) is an Italian politician. She was the minister for regional affairs and local communities between 2006 and 2008.

Early life[edit]

Lanzillotta was born in Cosenza on 7 September 1948.[1]


Lanzillotta is a manager and academic.[1] From 1970 to 1982 she worked at the ministry of the budget and economic planning.[2] She was a member of the Roma city council between 1997 and 1999.[2] During this period she was the commissioner for economic, financial and budgetary policy.[3] She served as the secretary general to the Prime Minister’s office for one year between 2000 and 2001.[2] She was a faculty member at Rome 3 University from 2001 to 2005.[2] She taught courses on public management at the university.[4]

She was appointed minister for regional affairs and local communities in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Romano Prodi in May 2006.[5] Her tenure lasted until 2008. She was the member of the Italian chamber of deputies for Alliance for Italy.[6][7] She became a member of the Italian senate in February 2013[1] and is the vice-president of the senate.[8][9]

In addition, she is the founder and president of GLOCUS, an independent think tank,[1][2] which she established in 2007 to promote reformist policies in Italy.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d "Linda Lanzillotta". Italian Senate. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Points for a progressive European agenda" (PDF). GLOCUS. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Daniel Drosdoff (1999). "Cities flex financial muscle". Inter-American Development Bank. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Special presentation" (PDF). Center for American Progress. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Silvia Aloisi; Francesca Piscioneri (18 May 2006). "Prodi forms government". Times of Malta. Reuters. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Workshop agenda Etno. 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  7. ^ Nick Squires (29 September 2010). "Berlusconi survives crucial confidence vote". The Guardian (Rome). Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Minister of Foreign Affairs pays a working visit to Rome". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cyprus. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Senate Bodies". Italian Senate. 22 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Visit of the Minister for Regional Affairs and Local Autonomies, Linda Lanzillotta" (PDF). IE News. April 2007. Retrieved 22 December 2013.