Bruno Tabacci

Bruno Tabacci (born 27 August 1946) is an Italian politician, member of the Chamber of Deputies, now in the centrist electoral list Democratic Centre for the Alliance for Italy party. He was a former member of Democrazia Cristiana Catholic political party. He was also President of the Region of Lombardy from 1987 to 1989.


Tabacci was born in Quistello, Lombardy. Graduated in Economics at University of Parma, he was a freelance consultant in economy and finance.

During the early 1980s he was head of the studies office at the Ministry of Industry together with Giovanni Marcora and, subsequently, head of the Technical Secretariat at the Treasury Office with Giovanni Goria.

From 1970 to 1985 Tabacci was a counsellor for several municipalities in the province of Mantua, including Mantua itself. From 1985 to 1991 he was regional counsellor for Lombardy and President of Regione Lombardia in 1987-1989, during which time he dealt with the disastrous flood in Valtellina (July–September 1987). In 1988 he was President of “Alpe-Adria”, an association of Alpine and Adriatic Regions; an experience of significant international cooperation with areas in Eastern Europe before the fall of the Berlin wall. In 1990 he became President of the Dc council group and then vice-president of the regional council. In 1991 he was President of the Committee for restructuring the livestock sector at the Ministry for Agriculture.

During the XI legislature (1992–1994) he was elected National Parliamentary Deputy for the Christian Democrat party for the Mantua-Cremona constituency; member of the Budget Commission and proposer of the Financial Act 1994 laid out by the Ciampi government.

He was on the board of administration of Eni, Snam, Efibanca. Between 1999-2000 he was president of Autocisa (A15 Parma-La Spezia), from which he resigned when he became a Parliamentary candidate.

He was re-elected Parliamentary Deputy in the XIV legislature for Casa delle Libertà in constituency 9, for Lombardy 3 (Castiglione delle Stiviere). He joined the group UDC (CCD-CDU). In June 2001 he was elected president of the 10th parliamentary commission for production, commerce and tourism.

Tabacci was one of parliament's most active members, introducing bills, such as “New standards in the authority of security, regulation and inspection”, where he was primary signatory, as well as several proposals and amendments concerning energy and immigration issues. On 11 December 2001 he was appointed Coordinator of VAST, committee for the assessment of scientific and technological decisions, by decree from the President of the Chamber.

In August 2002 he was appointed President of the Italian-Mexican co-operation commission.

In 2006 he was re-elected Parliamentary Deputy in the XV legislature for UDC and he became a member of the Treasury commission.

In 2008 he founded the White Rose party, a new Christian Democratic Party, with Savino Pezzotta and senator Mario Baccini.


    Italian Chamber of Deputies
    Preceded by
    Deputy for MantuaCremona
    Legislature XI
    Succeeded by
    Preceded by
    Deputy for Castiglione delle Stiviere
    Legislature XIV
    Succeeded by
    Preceded by
    Title jointly held
    Deputy for Lombardy
    since 2006
    Legislatures XV, XVI
    Political offices
    Preceded by
    Giuseppe Guzzetti
    President of Lombardy
    Succeeded by
    Giuseppe Giovenzana
    Party political offices
    New title Secretary of the White Rose
    New title Spokesperson for Alliance for Italy
    since 2009
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