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|Minister of Defence|
28 April 2013 – 22 February 2014
|Prime Minister||Enrico Letta|
|Preceded by||Giampaolo Di Paola|
|Succeeded by||Roberta Pinotti|
|Born||24 July 1961|
San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
|Political party||Forza Italia (1999–2009)|
People of Freedom (2009–2013)
Civic Choice (2013)
Populars for Italy (2014–present)
Mario Mauro (born 24 July 1961) is an Italian politician and a university teacher of history. He is the former minister of Defense, having served in the Letta Cabinet from 2013 to 2014. From 1999 to 2013, he was a member of the European Parliament and he is a member of the Italian movement Communion and Liberation.
Early life and education
Mauro began his career as teacher in southern Italy after graduation and until 1999 he continued to serve as a teacher and established establish the Public Social Services University Research Centre. He was first elected to the European Parliament in 1999 with the PPE-DE group. From 1999 to 2004 he was vice president for the education and culture commission. On 2 July 2004, he was elected one of the 14 vice presidents of the parliament. His tenure as vice president lasted until 2009. In June 2009, he was elected again to the parliament. He assumed the post of the leader of the Italian centre-right MEPs for the period of 2009-2013.
In addition to his position as European Parliamentary, he held the following positions: representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) against racism, xenophobia and discrimination, with special reference to discrimination against Christians from 2009 to 2011 and professor contracted at the European University of Rome[clarification needed] since 2008.
In 2013, Mauro resigned from Il Popolo della Libertà and joined Civic Choice (SC). He was elected senator on With Monti for Italy's lists, a coalition between Civic Choice, Union of the Centre and Future and Freedom. He was elected the leader of SC parliamentary group in the Senate. He was replaced in the European Parliament by Susy De Martini.
On 28 April 2013, Mauro was sworn in as defense minister in the grand coalition cabinet of Enrico Letta. After internal rifts inside the Civic Choice party, Mauro left it in November 2013 and launched the new Populars for Italy.
Mauro is married to Giovanna, they have three children, Francesca, Romana and Angelo.
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|Party political offices|
|New office|| Leader of the People of Freedom in the European Parliament
Giovanni La Via
| Leader of the Civic Choice in the Senate
Giampaolo Di Paola
| Minister of Defence