Mario Borghezio: Wikis


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Mario Borghezio (born on 3 December 1947 in Turin) is an Italian politician, often accused of having xenophobic ideas.

He is Member of the European Parliament for North-West with the Lega Nord, part of the Non-Inscrits and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and its Committee on Petitions.

He is a substitute for the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection.

On December 17, 2005, Borghezio came back into the news after having been injured by some No Tav activists when they recognized him aboard a train from Turin to Venice. Because of the riot, he needed to undergo an operation for a fractured nasal septum. That morning he had participated in a counter-protest against the NO TAV movement in the Susa Valley.[1]

On September 11, 2007, he was arrested by Belgian police for participating in protest against islamization of Europe.[2][3]


Controversy and Convictions

In 1993 he was sentenced to pay a fine of 750,000 lire for private violence on a child in relation to an incident dating back to 1991, when he was detained by the arm a vendor Moroccan illegally in Italy, of 12 years to deliver it to the police.[4]

In July 2005, Borghezio was found guilty of arson, for having set fire to the pallets of some immigrants while they were sleeping under a bridge in Turin during a vigilante raid. For this he was sentenced to two months and twenty days, which converted into a fine of 3,040.[5][6]

Quotes and Facts

In an interview published on 7 February 2006 on an Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera, Borghezio declared: "«Sul palco mi trasformo, dico quello che mi viene su dalla pancia. È qualcosa di eccitante. [...]. Di più, quasi un orgasmo» that can be roughly translated as "On stage at political rallies I can transform myself, I say everything that comes out of my stomach. It's exciting. No, more, it's almost an orgasm".[7]



See also: European Parliament election, 2004 (Italy)

Borghezio in Popular Culture

Borgezio was parodized by Rai 3 State TV channel's satyrical show La Lavanderia. The show constantly featured a section called "Borghezio caffé". Parodyzing the sitcom CCaméra Café the skits were rapresenting Borgezio furious for discovering his own daughter had picked an accent from Southern Italy, thus betraying her Padania heritage.


  1. ^ ‘Borghezio aggredito dagli autonomi’, La Repubblica, 18 December 2005, p. 26.
  2. ^ International Herald Tribune, 11 September, 2007.
  3. ^ ‘Borghezio in cella a Bruxelles, l' Italia protesta’, Corriere della Sera, 12 September 2007.
  4. ^ ‘Leghista violento su minore’, Corriere della Sera, 23 June 1993.
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  6. ^ ‘Provocò un incendio Condannato Borghezio’, La Stampa, 2 July 2005.
  7. ^ ‘Io, Borghezio, un obiettivo vivente’, Corriere della Sera, 7 February 2006.

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