Born In: Palermo, Kingdom of Italy
Sergio Mattarella is an Italian politician, lawyer, and former judge, who has been serving as the 12th president of Italy since 2015. He served as a member of parliament (MP) from 1983 to 2008, the minister for parliamentary relations from 1987 to 1989, the minister of public education from 1989 to 1990, the minister of defense from 1999 to 2001, and a judge of the ‘Constitutional Court’ from 2011 to 2015. In 2015, he assumed office as the 12th (and the first Sicilian) president of the Italian Republic. Mattarella has been associated with several political parties, such as the 'Christian Democracy,' the 'Italian People's Party,' 'The Daisy,' and the 'Democratic Party.' He later announced he would no longer be associated with any party. The Catholic social and reform movement motivated Mattarella to join politics. Additionally, he has published several scientific research and publications on constitutional law, parliamentary activities, and the government. He has delivered lectures at various conferences on law studies and has taught postgraduate courses at several universities.
Spouse/Ex-: Marisa Chiazzese (m. 1966–2012)
father: Bernardo Mattarella
mother: Maria Buccellato
siblings: Piersanti Mattarella
children: Bernardo Giorgio Mattarella, Francesco Mattarella, Laura Mattarella
Born Country: Italy
City: Palermo, Italy
Notable Alumni: Sapienza University Of Rome
education: Sapienza University Of Rome
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Sergio Mattarella was born on July 23, 1941, into an influential Sicilian family from Palermo, Kingdom of Italy. His anti-fascist father, Bernardo Mattarella, co-founded the 'Christian Democracy' (DC) party. Mattarella's brother, Piersanti Mattarella, was also a 'CD' member and served as the president of Sicily from 1978 until the Sicilian mafia, ‘Cosa Nostra,’ assassinated him in 1980. His other brother, Antonio Mattarella, is the former managing director of the investment banking wing of 'Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'
Sergio Mattarella�was a member of a Catholic lay association called 'Azione Cattolica.' He became part of the 'Palermo Bar Association' in 1967 and practiced primarily as an administrative lawyer.
In 1983, Sergio Mattarella represented the ‘DC’ at the ‘Chamber of Deputies’ and continued as an MP until 2008. He was appointed to the western Sicily constituency.
From July 1987 to July 1989, Sergio Mattarella served as the minister of parliamentary affairs (also relations with parliament) in the administration of ‘DC’ representatives Giovanni Goria and Ciriaco De Mita. In that capacity, he passed the legislative reform of the ‘Prime Minister's Office’ and discontinued secret ballot voting in the parliament.
Sergio Mattarella�supported the next prime minister (1996–1998), economist Romano Prodi, who led the center–left alliance of Italian political parties, named 'The Olive Tree' (L'Ulivo). After the center–left alliance won the 1996 general election, Mattarella became the president of the ‘PPI’ parliamentary group.
During the ‘XIII Legislature,’ Sergio Mattarella led the 'People's and Democratic Parties Parliamentary Group' (from October 1998) and was appointed as the deputy prime minister.
Sergio Mattarella�was married to Marisa Chiazzese from 1996 until her death in 2012. Marisa was the daughter of Lauro Chiazzese, a Roman law professor and the rector of the 'University of Palermo.' Mattarella has three children: Bernardo Giorgio (born in 1968), Laura (born in 1968), and Francesco (born in 1973).
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