Egidio Sterpa (22 September 1926 – 1 July 2010) was an Italian journalist and politician.
|Minister for Parliamentary Relations|
23 July 1989 – 28 June 1992
|Prime Minister||Giulio Andreotti|
|Preceded by||Sergio Mattarella|
|Succeeded by||Augusto Barbera|
|Member of the Chamber of Deputies|
20 June 1979 – 14 April 1994
30 May 2001 – 27 April 2006
|Member of the Senate|
27 April 2006 – 28 April 2008
|Born||22 September 1926|
|Died||1 July 2010 (aged 83)|
|Political party||Liberal (till 1994)|
Forza Italia (1994-2009)
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.
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.
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 and became Renato Altissimo's Deputy Secretary. From 1989 to 1992, he has been appointed Minister for Parliamentary Relations in the last two cabinets lead by Giulio Andreotti.
- "Gli anni del "Corriere"". Banca Popolare Pugliese. 14 September 2000. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
- "La sfida dei colonnelli: un PLI, cinque concorrenti". La Repubblica. 12 February 1986. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
- "Milano, crisi bloccata". La Repubblica. 13 November 1986. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
- "Addio a Sterpa, giornalista e politico". Corriere della Sera. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2018.