Guido Crosetto

Guido Crosetto
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Assumed office
23 March 2018
Constituency Piedmont
In office
30 May 2001  14 March 2013
Constituency Piedmont
Personal details
Born (1963-09-19) 19 September 1963
Cuneo, Italy
Political party Christian Democracy
(1985–1994)
Forza Italia
(1994–2009)
The People of Freedom
(2009–2012)
Brothers of Italy
(2012–2015; 2017–present)
Profession Businessman, politician

Guido Crosetto (born 19 September 1963, in Cuneo, Italy) is an Italian businessman and politician, co-founder of Brothers of Italy party.[1]

Biography

Guido Crosetto comes from a family of entrepreneurs from Cuneo, in Piedmont. Due to his father's death, Crosetto could not finish studies in economy at the University of Turin, which he had been attending.

At the University he became a member of the youth wing of the Christian Democracy and in 1988, at only 25 years, Crosetto became economic advisor of Prime Minister Giovanni Goria.

In 1990 he was elected mayor of Marene, the small village near Cuneo where Crosetto lives; he held the office until 2004.

After the 2001 general election he became a deputy of Forza Italia, the political movement founded by media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi. He was re-elected five years later and in 2008 he joined The People of Freedom, the new Berlusconi's party and he was elected again ah the Chamber of Deputies.

During Berlusconi IV Cabinet Crosetto became Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Ignazio La Russa. After Berlusconi's resignation in November 2011, Crosetto criticized the formation of the new cabinet led by the famous economist Mario Monti.

On 17 December 2012 he founded with Giorgia Meloni and Ignazio La Russa, Brothers of Italy, a national conservative party in opposition to the PdL.[2]

References

  1. "Crosetto-Meloni, nasce la destra antiMonti". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  2. "Meloni e Crosetto dicono addio al Cavaliere". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
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