List of presidents of the Senate (Italy)

This is a list of the presidents of the Senate of Italy from the Kingdom of Sardinia to the present day.

President of the
Senate of the Republic
Presidente del Senato della Repubblica
Presidente Alberti Casellati Quirinale (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati

since 24 March 2018
StylePresident
Her Excellency
AppointerSenate of the Republic
Term lengthLength of the legislature
Inaugural holderRuggero Settimo
Formation17 March 1861
Websitewww.senato.it

The President of the Senate of the Republic is the presiding officer of the Italian Senate. The President of the Senate is the second highest-ranking office of the Italian Republic (after the President of the Republic).

The President of the Senate represents the Senate to external bodies, regulates debates in the Senate chamber by applying its regulations and the rules of the Italian Constitution, and regulates all the activities of its components in order to ensure that it functions correctly.

The President of the Senate, along with the President of the Chamber of Deputies, must be consulted by the President of the Republic before the latter can dissolve one or both the chambers of the Italian Parliament.

Kingdom of Sardinia (1848–1861)Edit

Parties
  •   Independent
  •   Moderate Party
N. Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Term of office Party Legislature Ref.
Took office Left office Time in office
President of the Senate of the Kingdom
1   Gaspare Coller
(1776–1855)
3 May 1848 30 December 1848 241 days Independent I
(1848)
2   Giuseppe Manno
(1786–1868)
13 February 1849 29 May 1855 6 years, 105 days Moderate Party II
(Jan 1849)
III
(Jul 1849)
IV
(Dec 1849)
V
(1853)
3   Cesare Alfieri di Sostegno
(1799–1869)
8 November 1855 28 December 1860 5 years, 50 days Moderate Party
VI
(1857)
VII
(1860)

Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946)Edit

Parties
N. Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Term of office Party Legislature Ref.
Took office Left office Time in office
President of the Senate of the Kingdom
1   Ruggero Settimo
(1778–1863)
18 February 1861 2 May 1863 2 years, 73 days Independent VIII
(1861)
2   Federico Sclopis
(1798–1888)
24 May 1863 13 October 1864 142 days Independent
3   Giuseppe Manno
(1786–1868)
15 October 1864 7 September 1865 327 days Historical Right
4   Gabrio Casati
(1798–1873)
8 November 1865 2 November 1870 4 years, 359 days Historical Right IX
(1865)
X
(1867)
5   Vincenzo Fardella di Torrearsa
(1808–1889)
5 December 1870 20 September 1874 3 years, 289 days Historical Right XI
(1870)
6   Luigi Des Ambrois
(1807–1884)
15 November 1874 3 December 1874 18 days Independent XII
(1874)
7   Giuseppe Pasolini
(1815–1876)
3 December 1874 3 October 1876 1 year, 305 days Historical Right
8   Sebastiano Tecchio
(1807–1886)
20 November 1876 27 July 1884 7 years, 250 days Historical Left XIII
(1876)
XIV
(1880)
XV
(1882)
9   Giacomo Durando
(1807–1894)
23 November 1884 4 September 1887 2 years, 285 days Historical Right
XVI
(1886)
10   Domenico Farini
(1834–1900)
16 November 1887 15 July 1898 10 years, 241 days Historical Left
XVII
(1890)
XVIII
(1892)
XIX
(1895)
XX
(1897)
11   Giuseppe Saracco
(1821–1907)
10 November 1898 18 October 1904 5 years, 343 days Historical Left XXI
(1900)
12   Tancredi Canonico
(1838–1908)
30 November 1904 20 March 1908 5 years, 343 days Historical Left XXII
(1904)
13   Giuseppe Manfredi
(1828–1918)
20 March 1908 6 November 1918 10 years, 231 days Liberal Union XXIII
(1909)
XXIV
(1913)
14   Adeodato Bonasi
(1838–1920)
18 November 1918 29 September 1919 315 days Liberal Union
15   Tommaso Tittoni
(1855–1931)
1 December 1919 21 January 1929 9 years, 51 days Liberal Union /
Italian Liberal Party /
Independent
XXV
(1919)
XXVI
(1921)
XXVII
(1924)
16   Luigi Federzoni
(1878–1967)
29 April 1929 2 March 1939 9 years, 307 days National Fascist Party XXVIII
(1929)
XXIX
(1934)
17   Giacomo Suardo
(1883–1947)
15 March 1939 28 July 1943 4 years, 135 days National Fascist Party XXX
(no election)
18   Paolo Thaon di Revel
(1857–1948)
2 August 1943 20 July 1944 344 days Independent Abolished Parliament
19   Pietro Tomasi Della Torretta
(1873–1962)
20 July 1944 25 June 1946 1 year, 340 days Independent National Council

Italian Republic (1946–present)Edit

Parties
N. Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Term of office Party Legislature Ref.
Took office Left office Time in office
President of the Senate of the Republic
1   Ivanoe Bonomi
(1873–1951)
8 May 1948 20 April 1951 2 years, 347 days Italian Democratic Socialist Party I
(1948)
2   Enrico De Nicola
(1877–1959)
28 April 1951 24 June 1952 1 year, 57 days Italian Liberal Party
3   Giuseppe Paratore
(1876–1967)
26 June 1952 24 March 1953 271 days Italian Liberal Party
4   Meuccio Ruini
(1877–1970)
25 March 1953 25 June 1953 92 days Independent
5   Cesare Merzagora
(1898–1991)
25 June 1953 7 November 1967 14 years, 135 days Independent II
(1953)
III
(1958)
IV
(1963)
6   Ennio Zelioli-Lanzini
(1899–1976)
8 November 1967 4 June 1968 209 days Christian Democracy
7   Amintore Fanfani
(1908–1999)
5 June 1968 26 June 1973 5 years, 21 days Christian Democracy V
(1968)
VI
(1972)
8   Giovanni Spagnolli
(1907–1984)
27 June 1973 4 July 1976 3 years, 7 days Christian Democracy
(7)   Amintore Fanfani
(1908–1999)
5 July 1976 1 December 1982 6 years, 149 days Christian Democracy VII
(1976)
VIII
(1979)
9   Tommaso Morlino
(1925–1983)
9 December 1982 6 May 1983 148 days Christian Democracy
10   Vittorino Colombo
(1925–1996)
12 May 1983 11 July 1983 60 days Christian Democracy
11   Francesco Cossiga
(1928–2010)
12 July 1983 24 June 1985 1 year, 347 days Christian Democracy IX
(1983)
(7)   Amintore Fanfani
(1908–1999)
9 July 1985 17 April 1987 1 year, 282 days Christian Democracy
12   Giovanni Malagodi
(1904–1991)
22 April 1987 1 July 1987 70 days Italian Liberal Party
13   Giovanni Spadolini
(1925–1994)
2 July 1987 14 April 1994 6 years, 286 days Italian Republican Party X
(1987)
XI
(1992)
14   Carlo Scognamiglio
(1944– )
16 April 1994 8 May 1996 2 years, 22 days Forza Italia XII
(1994)
15   Nicola Mancino
(1931– )
9 May 1996 29 May 2001 5 years, 20 days Italian People's Party XIII
(1996)
16   Marcello Pera
(1943– )
30 May 2001 27 April 2006 4 years, 331 days Forza Italia XIV
(2001)
17   Franco Marini
(1933–2021)
29 April 2006 28 April 2008 1 year, 365 days The Daisy /
Democratic Party
XV
(2006)
18   Renato Schifani
(1950– )
29 April 2008 15 March 2013 4 years, 320 days Forza Italia /
The People of Freedom
XVI
(2008)
19   Pietro Grasso
(1945– )
16 March 2013 23 March 2018 5 years, 7 days Democratic Party XVII
(2013)
20   Elisabetta Casellati
(1946– )
24 March 2018 Incumbent 3 years, 69 days Forza Italia XVIII
(2018)

TimelineEdit

Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946)Edit

Pietro Tomasi della TorrettaPaolo Thaon di RavelGiacomo SuardoLuigi FederzoniTommaso TittoniGiuseppe SaraccoDomenico FariniGiacomo DurandoSebastiano TecchioGiuseppe PasoliniLuigi Des AmbroisVincenzo Fardella di TorrearsaGabrio CasatiGiuseppe MannoFederico SclopisRuggero Settimo

Italian Republic (1946–present)Edit

Elisabetta CasellatiPietro GrassoRenato SchifaniFranco MariniMarcello PeraNicola MancinoCarlo ScognamiglioGiovanni SpadoliniGiovanni MalagodiAmintore FanfaniFrancesco CossigaVittorino ColomboTommaso MorlinoAmintore FanfaniGiovanni SpagnolliAmintore FanfaniEnnio Zelioli-LanziniCesare MerzagoraMeuccio RuiniGiuseppe ParatoreEnrico De NicolaIvanoe Bonomi

See alsoEdit

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