Jean-Léonard Touadi (born 25 January 1959 in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo) is a Congolese Italian journalist, author and politician. Touadi was raised in France and immigrated to Italy in 1979. There, he rose to prominence as a television journalist and as Rome's deputy mayor in charge of security.
|Member of the Chamber of Deputies|
8 May 2008 – 14 March 2013
|Born||25 January 1959|
Brazaville, Democratic Republic of Congo
|Political party||IdV (until 2008)|
CP (since 2018)
In the 2008 general election he was elected to the Italian Parliament with Italy of Values (IdV), becoming Italy's second black Member of Parliament (MP) and the first MP from sub-Saharan Africa. On 11 July 2008, few months after his election, he left the IdV and joined the Democratic Party (PD).
He is married to Cristina Bacillieri and they have two daughters: Sophie-Claire (2005) and Sandrine (2007).
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(in Italian) Profile at Italian Chamber of Deputies
|Italian Chamber of Deputies|
Title jointly held
2008 – present
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