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Rosa Russo Iervolino with Antonio Bassolino

Rosa Russo Iervolino (born 17 September 1936 in Naples) is an Italian politician. She is the current mayor of Naples.

She is a member of the Democratic Coalition (Olive Tree). She was leader of Christian Democratics Weman (1968 al 1978). In 1979 she was senator for Christian Democracy party. In 1993 was the president of Italian People's Party (1994–2002).

She was the Minister of the Public Instruction (1992 - 1994) and the first woman to become Minister of the Interior in Italy (1998 - 1999) and mayor of a big city.

She ran as a candidate for Mayor of Naples in the 2001 municipal election as The Union (centre-left coalition) and she won with 53% of votes. On 29 May 2006, she was confirmed with over 57% of votes.

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Preceded by
Riccardo Misasi
Italian Minister of Public Instruction
Succeeded by
Francesco D'Onofrio
Preceded by
Giorgio Napolitano
Italian Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Enzo Bianco

See also

  • Powerful women in Italy


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