Roberto Cota

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Roberto Cota
Roberto Cota - 2011.jpg
President of Piedmont
In office
Preceded by Mercedes Bresso
Succeeded by Sergio Chiamparino
Personal details
Born (1968-07-13) 13 July 1968 (age 49)
Novara, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Lega Nord

Roberto Cota (Novara, 13 July 1968) is the leader of Lega Nord Piemont and a leading member of Lega Nord.

After a degree in law, Cota joined the party in 1990. In 2000 he was elected to the Regional Council of Piedmont and was President of it until 2005. In 2001 he was elected regional secretary of Lega Nord Piemont.

After having served as Under-Secretary of Productive Activities in Berlusconi II Cabinet[1] (since the end of December 2004) and later in Berlusconi III Cabinet, he was first elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies in 2006. Re-elected in 2008, he was elected floor leader of Lega Nord in the Chamber.

On 30 March 2010 he was elected President of the Piedmont Region.[2][3] On 17 June 2010 he resigned from Italian Chamber of Deputies.

His election as president of the Piedmont was canceled on February 11, 2014.


  1. ^ La Stampa website (September 8, 2005). "Italy's Northern League hails Muslim imam's expulsion". BBC Monitoring Europe. 
  2. ^ "Debate over abortion pill erupts again in Italy". EuroNews. April 3, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ "ITALIAN ROW OVER FRENCH ROMA DEPORTS CONTINUES". ANSA English Corporate News Service. September 17, 2010. 
Italian Chamber of Deputies
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies

2006 – 2010
Succeeded by
Title jointly held