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A senator for Liga Veneta–Lega Nord from Veneto in 1996–2001, he was chairman of the party's group from 1999 to 2000 and in 1999 he was the party's candidate for the post of President of the Italian Republic. In 1999 and 2004 he was candidate for Mayor of Padua. In 2002–2005 he was federal president of the party and from 2004 to 2006 under-secretary in Silvio Berlusconi's governments.
Gasperini is also known for having been the defendant in trial of Serenissimi.
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