Maurizio Lupi

The Honourable
Maurizio Lupi
MP
Minister of Infrastructures and Transports
In office
28 April 2013  20 March 2015
Prime Minister Enrico Letta
Matteo Renzi
Preceded by Corrado Passera
Succeeded by Graziano Delrio
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Assumed office
28 April 2006
Constituency Lombardy 1
In office
20 May 2001  27 April 2006
Constituency Lombardy 2
Personal details
Born (1959-10-03) 3 October 1959
Milan
Nationality Italian
Political party Us with Italy (2017–present)
Other political
affiliations
Forza Italia (1994–2009)
People of Freedom (2009–2013)
New Centre-Right (2013–2017)
Popular Alternative (2017)
Children 3
Alma mater Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Profession Politician, Communion And Liberation Movement former unofficial political spokesman[1][2][3]

Maurizio Lupi (born 3 October 1959) is an Italian politician that is a member of the Us with Italy (NcI) party and served as Italian Minister of Infrastructures and Transports between 28 April 2013 and 20 March 2015.

Personal Life

Maurizio Lupi was born in Milan, Italy, on 3 October 1959.[4][5] He has a degree in political science at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.[5] Lupi is married and has three children.[6]

Political career

Maurizio Lupi served as a member of the municipal council of Milan from 1993 to 1997 and until 1996 he was vice president of the council.[6] He has been a member of the Italian parliament since the XIV legislative period or 2001.[4][6]

Minister Career

Maurizio Lupi served as deputy house speaker until 28 April 2013 when he was appointed minister of infrastructure and transport in the Letta cabinet.[7] He replaced Corrado Passera.[8] Lupi joined the New Centre-Right formed by Angelino Alfano in November 2013.[9][10] Lupi continued to serve as the minister of infrastructure and transport in the cabinet formed by Matteo Renzi in February 2014.[11]

Resignations

On 19 March 2015 he announced that he would step down as minister on the following day due to a scandal involving public works on infrastructure in which his name was cited several times.[12] Lupi's tenure as infrastructure and transport minister ended next day when he resigned from the post and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi accepted it.[13]

In the Letta cabinet, Lupi was one of two members of the powerful Catholic pressure group, namely Communion and Liberation.[14] He is a strong supporter of the “TAV” project that would connect Italy and France via high-speed rail.[15]

References

  1. "Cl, tutti i ciellini del presidente. Piccola mappa della diaspora del fu potere Celeste - Il Foglio". Ilfoglio.it. 2016-11-22. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  2. "Senza Formigoni e Lupi la rete di Cl è più forte di prima - l'Espresso". Espresso.repubblica.it. 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  3. "Formigoni e Cl: il declino di una lobby?". Indygesto.it. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  4. 1 2 "Scheda di attività". Senato. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  5. 1 2 Alex Roe (29 April 2013). "Who Are Italy's New Ministers?". Italy Chronicles. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  6. 1 2 3 "LUPI Maurizio Enzo". Who's who. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  7. "Lupi resigns as deputy house speaker". Eni Today. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  8. Francesca Giuliani (16 November 2011). "The Who's Who of the Monti Government". i-Italy. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  9. Kevin Lees (18 November 2013). "What the Alfano-Berlusconi split means for Italian politics". Suffragio. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  10. "Italy's Maurizio Lupi to step down after being embroiled in corruption scandal". The Telegraph. Reuters. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  11. Andrew Frye; Chiara Vasarri (22 February 2014). "Renzi Sworn in as Italian Premeir [sic] After Toppling Letta". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  12. Giada Zampano (19 March 2015). "Italian Infrastructure Minister Maurizio Lupi Will Resign". The Wall Street Journal. Rome. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  13. "Italy: Transport minister resigns amid major corruption scandal". Euronews. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  14. James Walston (1 May 2013). "Italy's fragile new government is unlikely to stay for the long haul". London School of Economics. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  15. "Italy: a new political Government (finally) in place" (PDF). Fleishman Hillard. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
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