Gianni Fontana

Giovanni Angelo Fontana (born 1 April 1944 in Verona) is an Italian politician and lawyer.

Giovanni Angelo Fontana
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Minister of Agriculture
In office
28 June 1992 – 21 March 1993
Prime MinisterGiuliano Amato
Preceded byGiovanni Goria
Succeeded byAlfredo Diana
Member of the Senate
In office
2 July 1987 – 14 April 1994
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
25 May 1972 – 1 July 1987
Personal details
Born (1944-04-01) 1 April 1944 (age 76)
Verona, Veneto, Italy
Political partyDC (until 1994)
DC (2012–present)
Alma materUniversity of Modena and Reggio Emilia
ProfessionPolitician, lawyer


Gianni Fontana graduated in law from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He was elected for the first time in Parliament in 1972. He also served many times as Undersecretary to the Ministries of Public Works, Transport and Industry.

On 28 June 1992 he was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Forestry in the first Amato government, but he resigned on 21 March 1993, the guarantee notice for handling stolen goods and violating the law on party financing.[1]

On 30 March 2012, the National Council of Christian Democracy, convened on the initiative of Clelio Darida and 48 other national councilors who held this role in 1994, elected Giovanni Angelo Fontana to the office of national secretary of the party. The XIX Congress of the DC, held on 10 and 11 November 2012, confirmed Fontana as party secretary.[2][3] In 2018 Fontana was succeeded by Renato Grassi as secretary of DC and he became President of National Council of the party.[4]


External linksEdit

Personal website