Mario Landolfi

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Mario Landolfi
Minister of Communications
In office
23 April 2005 – 17 May 2006
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Preceded by Maurizio Gasparri
Succeeded by Paolo Gentiloni
Personal details
Born (1959-06-06) 6 June 1959 (age 58)
Mondragone, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Alleanza Nazionale

Mario Landolfi (born 6 June 1959) is an Italian politician, served as a member of the parliament and minister of communications.

Early life[edit]

Landolfi was born in Mondragone, the province of Caserta, on 6 June 1959.[1]


Landolfi was a council member of Mondragone beginning in 1983.[1] He became a member of the Italian parliament in June 2001, being part of the Alleanza Nazionale (AN) party.[2] In addition, Landolfi served as the spokesman of the AN.[3][4] He was the member of the chamber of deputies during the 12th and 13th legislatures.[2] He served as the member of different parliamentary commissions.[2] He was appointed minister of communications to the cabinet led by prime minister Silvio Berlusconi in a reshuffle on 23 April 2005, replacing another AN deputy Maurizio Gasparri in the post.[5][6][7] On 17 May 2006, Landolfi's term ended, and Paolo Gentiloni became the new minister of communications.[8]

Landolfi was appointed president of the state television watchdog, Commissione vigilanza, after leaving office in 2006.[9]


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  2. ^ a b c Ruffino, Elissa (30 September 2005). "Honorable Mario Landolfi to attend NIAF Gala". NIAF. Washington DC. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Italy's new FM Fini completes political transformation". EUbusiness. 19 November 2004. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Italian Economic Policy and Challenges Under Berlusconi III". Wikileaks. 9 May 2005. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Outgoing minister clears path for WiMAX". TeleGeography. 28 April 2005. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Grant Amyot; Luca Verzichelli (2006). The end of the Berlusconi era?. Berghahn Books. p. 109. ISBN 978-1-84545-266-7. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Italy: Berlusconi III Sworn In; Likely To Be Confirmed This Week". Wikileaks. 26 April 2005. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Biography of Speakers". International Telecommunications Union. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Dines, Martin; Sergio Rigoletto (November 2012). "Country cousins: Europeanness, sexuality and locality in contemporary Italian television" (PDF). Modern Italy. 17 (4): 479–491. doi:10.1080/13532944.2012.706999. Retrieved 22 April 2013.