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Alessandro Di Battista (born 4 August 1978) is an Italian politician, deputy of the XVII Legislature of the Italian Republic, with the Five Stars Movement.[1]

Alessandro Di Battista
Alessandro Di Battista 2019.jpg
Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies
In office
15 March 2013 – 22 March 2018
ConstituencyLazio I
Personal details
Born (1978-08-04) 4 August 1978 (age 41)
Rome, Italy
NationalityItalian
Political partyFive Star Movement
Alma materRoma Tre University
ProfessionPolitician, Writer
Websitewww.alessandrodibattista.it

BiographyEdit

Di Battista was born in Rome to parents of Civita Castellana and Vittorio Di Battista. His father was a municipal councilor in the Italian government. Alessandro graduated high school from Liceo Scientifico Statale Farnesina located in Rome. Later on, he graduated from the University of Roma Tre. He also obtained the Level 2 Master in International Protection of Human Rights from Sapienza University of Rome.[2] Later in 2010 he worked for a year as a cooperator in Guatemala, and also collaborated with educational projects in other countries such as Chile.[3]

Political activityEdit

In 2008, Di Battista was a candidate with the list of Friends of Beppe Grillo to the municipal authorities of Rome. Later on Alessandro joined the 5 Star Movement and became a spokesman for Lazio.[4] Later in December 2012 he became a candidate for the parliamentarians of the 5 Star Movement, but did not win. The following year in 2013, Alessandro won the race for deputy of the 5 Star Movement. From 7 May 2013 to July 2015 he was vice president of the commission for Foreign and Community Affairs.[5]

On 7 August 2016, with the coast to coast Constitution, he went on a motorcycle tour to promote the "No" to the referendum on the Renzi-Boschi constitutional reform. On 20 November 2017 he announced that he will not stand for re-election to the next parliamentary elections of 2018, but will remain in the 5 Star Movement.[6] Battista accused Silvio Berlusconi of having ties with the Italian Mafia, leading to a corrupt system while he was in power, stating he has only made it more powerful. [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New legislators rouse Italian politics". The Japan Times. March 26, 2013.
  2. ^ "Alessandro Di Battista, biografia". Biografieonline (in Italian). 14 June 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Momigliano, Anna. "Italy's Left-Wing Populists Won't Stop the Far-Right. They'll Strengthen It". Foreign Policy.
  4. ^ Victoria, Craw. "Five Star Movement Italy: Alessandro di Battista, Virginia Raggi helping to change Italy". www.news.com.au. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  5. ^ Jones, Erik (Feb 2016). The Oxford Handbook of Italian Politics. ISBN 9780199669745.
  6. ^ "Alessandro Di Battista: moglie e figlio, età altezza e curriculum". TheItalianTimes.it (in Italian). 22 November 2018.
  7. ^ Kirchgaessner, Stephanie (20 February 2018). "Accusations about Berlusconi's ties to Sicilian mafia revived". The Guardian.