Egidio Sterpa

Egidio Sterpa (22 September 1926 – 1 July 2010) was an Italian journalist and politician.

Egidio Sterpa
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Minister for Parliamentary Relations
In office
23 July 1989 – 28 June 1992
Prime MinisterGiulio Andreotti
Preceded bySergio Mattarella
Succeeded byAugusto Barbera
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
20 June 1979 – 14 April 1994
In office
30 May 2001 – 27 April 2006
Member of the Senate
In office
27 April 2006 – 28 April 2008
Personal details
Born(1926-09-22)22 September 1926
Vejano, Italy
Died1 July 2010(2010-07-01) (aged 83)
Milan, Italy
Political partyLiberal (till 1994)
Forza Italia (1994-2009)
OccupationJournalist, politician


Journalistic careerEdit

In 1948, Sterpa founded, along with Pino Rauti and Enzo Erra, La Sfida (The Challenge), the political-cultural magazine of the youth of the Italian Social Movement. The magazine came out on newsstands from 1948 to 1950. In June 1951, Sterpa was arrested and accused of fascist apology; he was released the following month.

He began his professional career in journalism as reporter for Il Tempo, and in 1951, at the age of 25, became editor-in-chief. He later began editor-in-chief for Il Giornale d'Italia until 1958, when he started working for Corriere della Sera. He left the Corriere in 1972, when it began supporting the entry of the Italian Communist Party in the Italian government.[1]

In 1974, he joined Indro Montanelli in the creation of Il Giornale and wrote articles in Montanelli's newspaper since the first issue, until April 2008. From May 2008 to August 2009, Sterpa worked for Libero.

Political careerEdit

He has been elected to the Chamber of Deputies with the Italian Liberal Party from 1979 to 1994. He was a member of the right-wing of the party[2] and became Renato Altissimo's Deputy Secretary.[3] From 1989 to 1992, he has been appointed Minister for Parliamentary Relations in the last two cabinets lead by Giulio Andreotti.

In 1994, Sterpa is one of the first to join Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia, with which he is elected once again Deputy in 2001 and Senator in 2006.

Sterpa has died in Milan on 1 July 2010, at the age of 83.[4]


  1. ^ "Gli anni del "Corriere"". Banca Popolare Pugliese. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  2. ^ "La sfida dei colonnelli: un PLI, cinque concorrenti". La Repubblica. 12 February 1986. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Milano, crisi bloccata". La Repubblica. 13 November 1986. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Addio a Sterpa, giornalista e politico". Corriere della Sera. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2018.

External linksEdit

  • Files about his parliamentary activities (in Italian): VIII, IX, X, XI, XIV, XV legislature