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Piero Franco Rodolfo Fassino (born 7 October 1949 in Avigliana, Piedmont) is an Italian politician with the Democratic Party. He was Mayor of Turin from 2011 until 2016 and is a former national secretary of the Democrats of the Left party.
|38th Mayor of Turin|
16 May 2011 – 20 June 2016
|Preceded by||Sergio Chiamparino|
|Succeeded by||Chiara Appendino|
|Minister of Justice|
26 April 2000 – 11 June 2001
|Prime Minister||Giuliano Amato|
|Preceded by||Oliviero Diliberto|
|Succeeded by||Roberto Castelli|
|Minister of Foreign Trade|
21 October 1998 – 26 April 2000
|Prime Minister||Romano Prodi|
|Preceded by||Augusto Fantozzi|
|Succeeded by||Enrico Letta (Industry, Commerce and Craftsmanship)|
|Born||7 October 1949|
|Spouse(s)||Anna Maria Serafini|
|Alma mater||University of Turin|
Early life and educationEdit
Fassino registered with the Youth Communist Federation of Turin in 1968, becoming their secretary three years later.
In 1975 he was elected as Member of the City Council of the Piedmont regional capital, a position he remained in for ten years. From 1985 to 1990 he held a position as Provincial Councillor, also in Turin.
He was also secretary of the provincial Italian Communist Party (PCI) federation of Turin from 1983 to 1987, when he was elected as member of the National Secretary's Office of the party, first as the Secretary's Office Coordinator, then as Responsible of Organization, during the period where the party was transformed from the PCI into the Democratic Party of the Left (PDS).
From 1991 to 1996 he was International Secretary of the new party; his first election to the Chamber of Deputies (the lower house of the Italian parliament) was in 1994. Re-elected in 1996, he was appointed in 1998 as Minister for Foreign Commerce in the government headed by Massimo D'Alema. From 2000, he was Minister of Justice in the Giuliano Amato government.
Candidate as vice-premier of The Olive Tree coalition in a ticket with former Rome Mayor Francesco Rutelli for the 2001 general elections in Italy won by the House of Freedoms rival coalition, he was still re-elected as a Member of Parliament.
In 2001, during the National Party Congress of the Democrats of the Left, he was elected as secretary (a position of leader in Italian political parties). He was then re-elected in February 2005, during the party congress.
He received the America Award from the Italy-USA Foundation in 2010.
Fassino is married to Anna Maria Serafini, who was elected in Italian Senate (the second chamber of the Italian parliament) in 2006.
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- Members of the Council European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).
| Minister of Foreign Trade
as Minister of Industry, Commerce and Craftsmanship
| Minister of Justice
| Mayor of Turin
|Party political offices|
| Secretary of the Democrats of the Left
as Secretary of the Democratic Party
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