|Member of the Senate of the Republic|
|Assumed office |
|Italian Minister of Communications|
11 July 2001 – 23 April 2005
|Prime Minister||Silvio Berlusconi|
|Preceded by||Salvatore Cardinale|
|Succeeded by||Paolo Gentiloni|
|Born||18 June 1956|
|Political party||Forza Italia|
|Italian Social Movement|
The People of Freedom
|Spouse(s)||Amina Fiorillo (1980s-present)|
|Residence||Rome, Lazio, Italy|
18 July 1956
|Occupation||politician, ex journalist|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
Gasparri was member of the Italian Social Movement and National Alliance. During the course of his career he has served as Minister of Communications (2001 to 2005 in the Berlusconi II Cabinet). It was during his time in this role that he pushed for the law known popularly as the "legge Gasparri". In the XVI legislature he is the president of the senators of The People of Freedom.
Alongside Ignazio La Russa, Gasparri is considered a leader of the AN mainstream faction Destra Protagonista. Gasparri worked as a journalist, becoming editor in chief of the"Secolo d'Italia" - the Italian Social Movement's daily paper.
In the wake of Barack Obama's election in November 2008, Gasparri declared on RAI that "with Obama in the White House, perhaps al-Qaeda is happier". Gasparri was heavily criticized for the declaration by the Italian Democratic Party.
- 1986 - Adolfo Urso: L'età dell'intelligenza, ed. Settimo Sigillo
- 2005 - Fare il futuro, intervista a cura di Lucilla Parlato
- 2007 - Il cuore a destra, ed. Rubbettino
- on YouTube (2008-11-05). Retrieved on 2013-08-24.
- Repubblica.it, ed. (5 November 2008). "Obama, gaffe sprint di Gasparri "Al Qaeda ora forse è più contenta"". Retrieved 5 November 2008.
Corriere.it, ed. (5/11/2008). ""Obama? Ora Al Qaeda più contenta" Bufera sulle parole di Gasparri". Retrieved 5/11/2008. Check date values in:
- LaStampa, 5/11/2008
| Italian Minister of Communications
2001 - 2006
Title jointly held
| Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
2001 - present
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