Francesco Saverio Romano

Francesco Saverio Romano (born 24 December 1964) is an Italian politician and lawyer. He served as the minister of agricultures in 2011 and a member of the Chamber of Deputies between 2001 and 2018.

Francesco Saverio Romano
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Minister of Agriculture
In office
23 March 2011 – 16 November 2011
Prime MinisterSilvio Berlusconi
Preceded byGiancarlo Galan
Succeeded byMario Catania
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Assumed office
13 October 2022
In office
30 May 2001 – 22 March 2018
Personal details
Born (1964-12-24) 24 December 1964 (age 58)
Political party
Other political
Alma materUniversity of Palermo
ProfessionPolitician, lawyer

Early life and educationEdit

Romano was born in Palermo on 24 December 1964.[1] He holds a law degree, which he received from the University of Palermo in 1988.[1] He was a board member of the Opera Universitaria.[1] He joined the Christian Democracy party when he was a university student.[1]


Romano became a member of the provincial council of Palermo in 1990.[1] From 1993 to 1994 he served as the councillor for viability.[1] From 1997 to 2001 he was the president of IRCAC, a credit institution in Sicily.[1] He was elected to the Chamber of Deputies from his constituency, Bagheria, in 2001.[1] He was the secretary of state for labour in the third cabinet of Silvio Berlusconi.[1] He was reelected to the Chamber in the 2008 elections.[1] Romano left Christian Democracy party in September 2010.[2]

On 23 March 2011, he was appointed agriculture minister to the fourth cabinet led by Berlusconi in a cabinet reshuffle.[3] Romano replaced Giancarlo Galan in the post.[4] He was sworn in as agriculture minister despite being under investigation due to allegations about Mafia association and corruption.[2] Romano's term ended on 16 November 2011 when he was replaced by Mario Catania as agriculture minister.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Il Ministro". Agricoltura Italian Online. Archived from the original on 2 August 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "New Agro Minister sworn in despite president's reservations". La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno. ANSA. 23 March 2011. Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Italian minister Francesco Saverio Romano accused of mafia links". The Australian. Rome. AFP. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Italy, new agriculture minister, with polemics". GreenMed. 24 March 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  5. ^ Francesca Giuliani (16 November 2011). "The Who's Who of the Monti Government". i-Italy. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Romano Francesco Saverio - PT". Italian Parliament. Retrieved 4 June 2013.

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