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Erika Stefani (born 18 July 1971 in Valdagno) is an Italian lawyer and politician who has served as the Italian Minister of Regional Affairs and Autonomies since 1 June 2018. A member of Lega Nord, she has also served as a member of the Italian Senate since 15 March 2013.

Erika Stefani
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Minister of Regional Affairs and Autonomies
Assumed office
1 June 2018
Prime MinisterGiuseppe Conte
Preceded byPaolo Gentiloni (acting, as Prime Minister)
Member of the Senate of the Republic
Assumed office
15 March 2013
ConstituencyVeneto 07 (Vicenza)
Personal details
Born (1971-07-18) 18 July 1971 (ageĀ 48)
Valdagno, Vicenza, Italy
Political partyLega Nord
ProfessionLawyer

BiographyEdit

Stefani originally became involved in politics when she stood as a candidate for councillor in the comune of Trissino, in 1999, winning the election. She subsequently joined Lega Nord, and was reelected as councillor in 2009 on the Lega Nord party list. During her latter term, she also served as deputy mayor of Trissino and as councillor for urban planning.

In the Italian general election of 2013, she stood as her party's candidate for the Italian Senate for the constituency of Veneto, and won; she was reelected in the 2018 election for the constituency of Vicenza.

On 1 June 2018, she was sworn in as the Minister of Regional Affairs and Autonomies.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The League and Five Star share the top posts in new Italian govt - France 24". France 24. 2018-06-01. Retrieved 2018-06-05.