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Enrico Letta Fast Facts

Posted August 3, 2013

Here is a look at the life of former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta.

Personal: Birth date: August 20, 1966

Birth place: Pisa, Italy

Father: Giorgio Letta, a mathematics professor

Mother: Anna (Banchi) Letta

Marriage: Gianna Fregonara

Children: Giacomo, Lorenzo, Francesco

Education: University of Pisa, International Law, 1994; Scuola Superiore "S.Anna," European Community Law, Ph.D., 2007

Religion: Roman Catholic

Other Facts: His uncle, Gianni Letta, was former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's chief of staff.

Center-left Democrat.

Timeline: 1991-1995 - President, European Young Christian Democrats.

1993 - Chief of staff for Foreign Affairs Minister Beniamino Andreatta.

January 1997-November 1998 - Deputy Secretary of the Italian People's Party.

1998-1999 - Minister of European Affairs for Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema.

1999-2001 - Minister of Industry and Commerce.

2001 - Is elected to Italy's Parliament.

January 2002-May 2006 - Head of the Department of National Economy.

2004 - Elected to the European Parliament.

2006-2008 - Secretary to the Council of Ministers for Prime Minister Romano Prodi.

October 2007-February 2009 - Minister of Welfare.

February 2009-October 2009 - Head of the National Department of Welfare.

November 2009-April 2013 - Deputy National Secretary for the Democratic Party.

April 28, 2013 - Is sworn in as Italy's prime minister.

October 2, 2013 - Letta's coalition government survives a confidence vote by a healthy margin, with 235 senators voting in favor to 70 against.

February 14, 2014 - Resigns as prime minister.

September 1, 2015-present - Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po.


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