Willer Bordon

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Willer Bordon
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Minister of Public Works
In office
December 1999 – April 2000
Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema
Preceded by Enrico Luigi Micheli
Succeeded by Nerio Nesi
Minister of Environment
In office
April 2000 – 2001
Prime Minister Giuliano Amato
Preceded by Edo Ronchi
Succeeded by Altero Matteoli
Personal details
Born (1949-01-16)16 January 1949
Muggia, Italy
Died 14 July 2015(2015-07-14) (aged 66)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Radical Party
Communist Party
Democratic Party of the Left
Democratic Alliance
Democratic Union
Italy of Values
The Democrats
The Daisy
Democratic Union for Consumers

Willer Bordon (16 January 1949 – 14 July 2015) was an Italian, academic, businessman and former politician who served in different cabinet posts at the end of the 1990s and 2000s.

Early life[edit]

Bordon was born in Muggia, Trieste, on 16 January 1949.[1]


Bordon was the mayor of Muggia for eleven years.[2] In 1987, he was elected to the Italian parliament,[2] being a deputy for Trieste.[3] He founded Democratic Alliance, a small centre-left party, in 1992.[2] He resigned from the party in June 1994 following the poor achievement in the general election.[4] Later he joined the Margherita party.[5] From 1998 to 1999 he served as the minister for public works.[2] He was appointed minister of environment to the cabinet led by Prime Minister Giuliano Amato in April 2000.[6] Bordon replaced Edo Ronchi as minister of environment.[6][7]

Bordon also served as the member of the Italian senate.[8] In 2008 Bordon retired from the Senate.[9] After leaving politics, he became the president of the Enalg SpA.[10] In addition, he also began to work as a professor of political science at La Sapienza University.[9]


Bordon died at the age of 66 on 14 July 2015.[9]


  1. ^ "Willer Bordon". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Italian Greens Lose Environment Ministry". Environment News Service. Rome. 2 May 2000. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Carol Mershon; Gianfranco Pasquino (1995). Italian Politics: Ending the First Republic. Boulder, CA: Westview Press. Retrieved 30 November 2013.  – via Questia (subscription required)
  4. ^ Richard L. Wentworth (15 June 1994). "Italy's Left Crumbles After European Voting". The Christian Science Monitor. Rome. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "“RAI With Ketchup” Jibe at Italian Premier’s Media Menu". The Guardian. 4 March 2003. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Stanley, Alessandra (27 April 2004). "Italy's New Cabinet Bears a Striking Resemblance to the Old One". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Italian prime minister sworn in". BBC. 26 April 2000. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Bernd Bergman (18 November 2007). "Government survival is in Dini’s hands". l'Occidentale. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c "Willer Bordon, former minister, dies". Ansa. Rome. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Agreement between Alitalia and Solena Group". AvioNews. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 

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