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Claudio Burlando (Genoa, 27 April 1954) is an Italian politician, and was President of Liguria, until 31 March 2015. He is a member of the Democratic Party, and a former Democrats of the Left member.

Claudio Burlando
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President of Liguria
In office
14 April 2005 – 11 June 2015
Preceded bySandro Biasotti
Succeeded byGiovanni Toti
Minister of Transports
In office
17 May 1996 – 21 October 1998
Prime MinisterRomano Prodi
Preceded byGiovanni Caravale
Succeeded byTiziano Treu
Mayor of Genoa
In office
3 December 1992 – 19 May 1993
Preceded byRomano Merlo
Succeeded byAdriano Sansa
Member of Chamber of Deputies
In office
9 May 1996 – 29 May 2001
In office
29 May 2001 – 27 May 2006
Constituency9 - Genova, (Liguria)
Personal details
Born (1954-04-27) 27 April 1954 (age 65)
Genoa, Italy
Political partyDemocratic Party
Other political
Italian Communist Party
Democratic Party of the Left
Democrats of the Left


After graduating with a degree in electronic engineering, in the eighties he worked as a researcher for the company Elsag-Bailey. He became interested in politics from a young age, adhering to the Italian Communist Party with which he took his first steps in politics and he held the first public office, becoming secretary of the federation Genoese party from 1989 to 1990.

He later joined the Democratic Party of the Left, with which he was elected to Parliament and has held the position of national coordinator of local authorities (1994-1996) and the Democrats of the Left, of which he was chief economist from 1998 to 2000. With the Communist Party, he became councilor (1981-1993) and Commissioner for Transport (1983-1985). He was deputy mayor of Genoa (1990-1992, during the tenure of Romano Merlo) From 3 December 1992 to 19 May 1993 was Mayor of Genoa.

In 1996 he was elected Member of the PDS and in the same year, appointed by Romano Prodi as Minister of Transport and Navigation. Two years after, Massimo D'Alema appointed him a member of the budget committee of the Chamber of Deputies.

On 14 October 2007 he was elected to the Constituent National Democratic Party, a political project in which he personally participated since its first design[1] and was a member of the committee that drafted the Manifesto of Values.


  1. ^ As remembered by Romano Prodi in an article he wrote on La Repubblica on April 22, 2007 [1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Giovanni Caravale
Minister of Transports
Succeeded by
Tiziano Treu
Preceded by
Sandro Biasotti
President of Liguria
2005 – 2015
Succeeded by
Giovanni Toti
Italian Chamber of Deputies
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies

Succeeded by
Title jointly held