Linda Lanzillotta

Linda Lanzillotta
Vice-President of Senate
Assumed office
21 March 2013
President Pietro Grasso
Preceded by Domenico Nania
Minister for Regional Affairs and Local Communities
In office
May 2006  2008
Prime Minister Romano Prodi
Preceded by Enrico La Loggia
Succeeded by Raffaele Fitto
Personal details
Born (1948-09-07) 7 September 1948
Nationality Italian
Political party Democratic Party
(2007-2009; 2015-present)
Other political
The Daisy
Alliance for Italy
Civic Choice
Website Official website

Linda Lanzillotta (born 7 September 1948) is an Italian politician. She was the minister for regional affairs and local communities between 2006 and 2008.

Early life

Lanzillotta was born in Cosenza on 7 September 1948.[1]


Lanzillotta is a manager and academic.[1] From 1970 to 1982 she worked at the ministry of the budget and economic planning.[2] She was a member of the Roma city council between 1997 and 1999.[2] During this period she was the commissioner for economic, financial and budgetary policy.[3] She served as the secretary general to the Prime Minister’s office for one year between 2000 and 2001.[2] She was a faculty member at Rome 3 University from 2001 to 2005.[2] She taught courses on public management at the university.[4]

She was appointed minister for regional affairs and local communities in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Romano Prodi in May 2006.[5] Her tenure lasted until 2008. She was the member of the Italian chamber of deputies for Alliance for Italy.[6][7] She became a member of the Italian senate in February 2013[1] and is the vice-president of the senate.[8][9]

In addition, she is the founder and president of GLOCUS, an independent think tank,[1][2] which she established in 2007 to promote reformist policies in Italy.[10]


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Linda Lanzillotta". Italian Senate. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Points for a progressive European agenda" (PDF). GLOCUS. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  3. Daniel Drosdoff (1999). "Cities flex financial muscle". Inter-American Development Bank. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  4. "Special presentation" (PDF). Center for American Progress. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  5. Silvia Aloisi; Francesca Piscioneri (18 May 2006). "Prodi forms government". Times of Malta. Reuters. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  6. Workshop agenda Etno. 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  7. Nick Squires (29 September 2010). "Berlusconi survives crucial confidence vote". The Guardian. Rome. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  8. "The Minister of Foreign Affairs pays a working visit to Rome". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cyprus. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  9. "Senate Bodies". Italian Senate. 22 December 2013.
  10. "Visit of the Minister for Regional Affairs and Local Autonomies, Linda Lanzillotta" (PDF). IE News. April 2007. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
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