Maurizio Gasparri

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Maurizio Gasparri
Murizio Gasparri datisenato 2018.jpg
Member of the Senate of the Republic
Assumed office
April 2008
Italian Minister of Communications
In office
11 July 2001 – 23 April 2005
Prime MinisterSilvio Berlusconi
Preceded bySalvatore Cardinale
Succeeded byPaolo Gentiloni
Personal details
Born (1956-06-18) 18 June 1956 (age 63)
Rome, Italy
NationalityItaly Italian
Political partyForza Italia
Other political
Italian Social Movement
National Alliance
The People of Freedom
Spouse(s)Amina Fiorillo (1980s-present)
ResidenceRome, Lazio, Italy
Maurizio Gasparri
Maurizio Gasparri

(1956-07-18) 18 July 1956 (age 62)
Occupationpolitician, ex journalist
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)

Maurizio Gasparri (Rome, 18 July 1956) is an Italian politician.

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.

Following a weak showing in the regional elections of 2005, Gasparri was on 25 April 2006 replaced in Berlusconi's third Cabinet by Mario Landolfi.

Gasparri is against jus soli, Same-sex marriage and LGBT adoption.[1]

Obama controversy[edit]

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".[2][3][4][5] Gasparri was heavily criticized for the declaration by the Italian Democratic Party.[6]


  • 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


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  2. ^ Gasparri su Obama: Sarà contenta Al Qaeda on YouTube (2008-11-05). Retrieved on 2013-08-24.
  3. ^, ed. (5 November 2008). "Obama, gaffe sprint di Gasparri "Al Qaeda ora forse è più contenta"". Retrieved 5 November 2008.
  4. ^, ed. (5/11/2008). ""Obama? Ora Al Qaeda più contenta" Bufera sulle parole di Gasparri". Retrieved 5/11/2008. Check date values in: |accessdate=, |date= (help)
  5. ^
  6. ^ LaStampa, 5/11/2008

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Political offices
Preceded by
Salvatore Cardinale
Italian Minister of Communications
2001 - 2006
Succeeded by
Mario Landolfi
Assembly seats
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies

2001 - present