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Raffaele Lombardo

Raffaele Lombardo
President of Sicily
In office
April 28, 2008 – November 9, 2012
Preceded by Salvatore Cuffaro
Succeeded by Rosario Crocetta
Personal details
Born (1950-10-29) 29 October 1950
Catania, Italy
Political party MPA (2005-present)
Other political
affiliations
DC (1972-1994)
CDC (1994-2002)
UDC (2002-2005)
Residence Catania, Sicily, Italy
Profession Doctor
Religion Christian (Roman Catholic)

Raffaele Lombardo Italian pronunciation: ; (born on 29 October 1950 in Catania) is an Italian politician, former President of Sicily and former Member of the European Parliament for Islands with the Movement for the Autonomies and has sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

In 2005 he split off from the Union of Christian and Centre Democrats (UDC) to form the autonomist Sicilian-based Movement for Autonomy, after he had accused the UDC leadership of being too centralist. On 2008 he was elected as President of Sicily, obtaining over 65% of the regional votes and defeating Anna Finocchiaro of the Democratic Party. On 31 July 2012 he resigned from the presidency because he was under investigation for external contribution with mafia and pork-barrelling, as it appears that he had relationships with some figure of Cosa Nostra. Nevertheless in the following elections he managed to have his 23 years old son Toti elected in the Sicilian Regional Assembly.

Education

Career

External links

  • Raffaele Lombardo's official website
  • European Parliament biography of Raffaele Lombardo
  • Declaration (PDF) of financial interests (Italian)
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