Rosa Russo Iervolino

Rosa Russo Iervolino
Mayor of Naples
In office
13 May 2001  30 May 2011
Preceded by Antonio Bassolino
Succeeded by Luigi de Magistris
Italian Minister of the Interior
In office
21 October 1998  22 December 1999
Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema
Preceded by Giorgio Napolitano
Succeeded by Enzo Bianco
Italian Minister of Public Education
In office
28 June 1992  10 May 1994
Prime Minister Giuliano Amato
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Preceded by Riccardo Misasi
Succeeded by Francesco D'Onofrio
Personal details
Born (1936-09-17) 17 September 1936
Naples, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Democratic Party
Other political
Christian Democracy
Italian People's Party
The Daisy

Rosa Russo Iervolino (born 17 September 1936 in Naples) is an Italian politician.

She was a member of the Democratic Coalition (Olive Tree). She was leader of Christian Democratic Women (1968 to 1978). In 1979 she was senator for Christian Democracy party. In 1993 was the president of Italian People's Party (1994–2002).

She was the Minister of the Public Instruction (1992–1994) and the first woman to become Minister of the Interior in Italy (1998–1999) and mayor of a big city.

She ran as a candidate for Mayor of Naples in the 2001 municipal election for the centre-left coalition and she won with 53% of votes. On 29 May 2006, she was confirmed with over 57% of votes.

During her tenure, Rosa Iervolino has received much criticism from both the Opposition and the Olive Tree, because of the bad administration and municipal official's corruption.

Preceded by
Riccardo Misasi
Italian Minister of Public Instruction
Succeeded by
Francesco D'Onofrio
Preceded by
Giorgio Napolitano
Italian Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Enzo Bianco
Preceded by
Antonio Bassolino
Mayor of Naples
Succeeded by
Luigi de Magistris
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