He is a member of the Lega Nord Padania political party. He joined the party from its very beginning and began his political career in 1979 working alongside his Party leader Umberto Bossi. He was District Secretary of the Lega Nord party in Varese and a member of the National Council of the Lega Lombarda party.
During the 15th legislature (2006-2008), he was elected President of the Lega Nord Padania parliamentary group at the Chamber of Deputies. He then became a member of the following parliamentary bodies: 3rd Standing Committee (Foreign and Community Affairs); Parliamentary Committee on the Security of the Republic of Italy; Parliamentary Delegation to the Assembly of the Council of Europe; Parliamentary Delegation to the Assembly of the Western European Union.
During the 16th legislature - the current one - he was re-elected member of the Chamber of Deputies on the ticket of the Lega Nord Padania parliamentary group and appointed as Minister of Interior."Italian Ministry of the InteriorPersonal CV of the minister
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Interior Minister from federalist party, not that of Berlusconi - Italy
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