Raffaele Lombardo


Raffaele Lombardo

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

He is a substitute for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, a member of the Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union (including Libya) and a substitute for the Delegation for relations with Canada.

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.

Education

* 1968: Secondary school-leaving certificate in classical subjects
* Graduate in medicine and surgery
* Specialisation in forensic psychiatry
* Private practice
* 1977: Provincial Secretary of the Catania Youth DC
* Regional Secretary of the Centre Democrats (CCD) for Sicily
* Member of Catania Municipal Council for eight years
* Several terms as Catania Municipal Councillor with responsibility for budget, planning, health, cultural heritage, youth issues, taxation
* Member of the Sicilian Regional Assembly for eight years

Career

* 1991-1992: Member of the Sicilian Regional Executive with responsibility for local authorities
* 2003-2008: President of the Province of Catania
* 1999-2008 Member of the European Parliament
* since 2008: President of Sicily"See also:" European Parliament election, 2004 (Italy)

External links

* [http://www.raffaelelombardo.it Raffaele Lombardo's official website]
* [http://www.europarl.eu.int/members/expert/groupAndCountry/view.do?language=EN&id=4472 European Parliament biography of Raffaele Lombardo]
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