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Franco Giordano.

Francesco "Franco" Giordano (born 26 August 1961) is an Italian politician.

Born in Bari, he became a member of the Italian Communist Party in 1974. In 1985-1987 he was member of the national leadership of Federation of Young Italian Communists, and, in 1987-1990, of the local PCI leadership of the province of Bari. When the latter was turned into the more social democratic-oriented Democratic Party of the Left, Giordano moved to the Communist Refoundation Party (PRC).

In 1992 Giordano became a national leader of PRC and, in 1996, he was elected for the first time at the Italian Chamber of Deputies. His seat was confirmed in the 2001 and 2006 elections.

President of PRC's group of deputies from October 1998, he was named vice-secretary of the party in 2001 by Fausto Bertinotti. After the latter's election as President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Giordano became national secretary of PRC on 7 May 2006.[1]


  1. ^ Backes, Uwe; Moreau, Patrick (2008). Communist and post-communist parties in Europe. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. p. 236. ISBN 9783525369128. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
Political offices
Party political offices
Preceded by
Fausto Bertinotti
Leader of the Communist Refoundation Party
2006 – 2008
Succeeded by
Paolo Ferrero