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Piero Fassino

President of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Chamber of Deputies

Piero Fassino, 70, is a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

Elected for the first time in 1994, re-elected in all following legislatures until 2011 – when he became Mayor of Turin (2011-2016) – and elected again in 2018.

Currently President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Vice-President of the Political Commission, and President of the Italy-France friendship section of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

Piero also served as Under-Secretary of State for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1996-1998), under-Secretary for European Union Policies to the Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Trade (1998-2000), and Minister of Justice (2000-2001). From 2001-2007 Fassino was Leaders of the Left Democrats (DS), the main Italian party of the Progressive Front. In 2007, he was among the founders of the Italian Democratic Party (PD) of which he remains a member.