Mario Fasino (July 26, 1920 – January 17, 2017) was an Italian politician, journalist, and one of the co-founders of Christian Democratic Party (DC) in Sicily. He served as the President of the region of Sicily from September 20, 1969, until December 22, 1972. Fasino was elected President of the Sicilian Regional Assembly from 1974 to 1976. In addition to his political career, Fasino, a journalist, was the director of "Voce cattolica", the official publication of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palermo.
|President of Sicily|
September 20, 1969 – December 22, 1972
|Preceded by||Vincenzo Carollo|
|Succeeded by||Vincenzo Giummara|
|President of the Sicilian Regional Assembly|
April 10, 1974 – June 20, 1976
|Preceded by||Angelo Bonfiglio|
|Succeeded by||Pancrazio De Pasquale|
|Born||July 26, 1920|
San Severo, Province of Foggia, Apulia, Italy
|Died||January 17, 2017 (aged 96)|
Fasino was born in 1920 in San Severo, Province of Foggia, Apulia. He was first elected to the Sicilian Regional Assembly in 1951, representing a constituency in Palermo. Fasino would win re-election to the Sicilian Regional Assembly for an additional seven terms during his career.
In 1969, Fasino was elected President of Sicily, the head of the regional government. He led five separate Sicilian governments from 1969 until he left the office of the presidency on December 22, 1972.
Two years later, Fasino was elected President of the Sicilian Regional Assembly, succeeding the outgoing speaker, Angelo Bonfiglio, who had been elected to the national Chamber of Deputies. Fasino headed the Sicilian Regional Assembly as President from 1974 until 1976.
In 1981, Fasino lost re-election to the Sicilian Regional Assembly. However, he returned to the Assembly in 1983 when he was appointed to fill the vacant seat of Mario D'Acquisto, who had been elected to the Chamber of Deputies. Fasino declined to seek re-election to Assembly in 1986, but remained a high-ranking official within the Sicilian regional DC Party. He was also appointed to the Christian Democratic Party (DC) national council.
Fasino later became the President of the Centro di studi filologici e linguistici siciliani (CSFLS) (Center of Philology Studies and Sicilian Language). During the 1990s, Fasino was also appointed to the Sicilian Council of Regional Culture.
- "Addio a Mario Fasino Guidò la Regione dal '69 al '72". Live Sicilia. 2017-01-17. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
- "È morto Mario Fasino, fu presidente della Regione e del Palermo". Giornale di Sicilia. 2017-01-17. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
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