|9th President of Emilia-Romagna|
Assumed office |
24 November 2014
|Preceded by||Vasco Errani|
|President of the Conference of the Regions and Autonomous Provinces|
Assumed office |
17 December 2015
|Preceded by||Sergio Chiamparino|
1 January 1967|
Early political career
Stefano Bonaccini was born in Modena, on 1 January 1967.
Bonaccini started his political career during 1980s, when he was a member of the peace movements. In 1990 he was appointed assessor in the comune of Campogalliano, near Modena, where he lived; in 1995 he was elected secretary of the Democratic Party of the Left for Modena. In 2007 he became the provincial secretary of the new formed Democratic Party and two years later Bonaccini was elected regional secretary of the PD for Emilia-Romagna.
After the 2010 regional election, Bonaccini was elected regional councilor for the Democratic Party. On 13 December 2013, he was appointed national coordinator for "Local Authorities" in the national secretariat of the PD, under the leadership of Matteo Renzi, who Bonaccini supported in the 2013 primary election.
President of Emilia-Romagna
After the resignation of the Emilia-Romagna long-time President Vasco Errani, Bonaccini run and won the centre-left primary election to become the candidate-President for the Democratic Party, with 60.9% of votes against the former mayor of Forlì, Roberto Balzani.
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