Mario Fasino

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.[1] He served as the President of the region of Sicily from September 20, 1969, until December 22, 1972.[1][2] Fasino was elected President of the Sicilian Regional Assembly from 1974 to 1976.[1] 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.[1][2]

Mario Fasino
President of Sicily
In office
September 20, 1969 – December 22, 1972
Preceded byVincenzo Carollo
Succeeded byVincenzo Giummara
President of the Sicilian Regional Assembly
In office
April 10, 1974 – June 20, 1976
Preceded byAngelo Bonfiglio
Succeeded byPancrazio De Pasquale
Personal details
Born(1920-07-26)July 26, 1920
San Severo, Province of Foggia, Apulia, Italy
DiedJanuary 17, 2017(2017-01-17) (aged 96)
Palermo, Sicily
Political partyDC

BiographyEdit

Fasino was born in 1920 in San Severo, Province of Foggia, Apulia.[2] He was first elected to the Sicilian Regional Assembly in 1951, representing a constituency in Palermo.[1][2] Fasino would win re-election to the Sicilian Regional Assembly for an additional seven terms during his career.[1]

In 1969, Fasino was elected President of Sicily, the head of the regional government.[1] He led five separate Sicilian governments from 1969 until he left the office of the presidency on December 22, 1972.[1]

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.[1][2] Fasino headed the Sicilian Regional Assembly as President from 1974 until 1976.[1]

In 1981, Fasino lost re-election to the Sicilian Regional Assembly.[1][2] 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.[1] Fasino declined to seek re-election to Assembly in 1986, but remained a high-ranking official within the Sicilian regional DC Party.[1] He was also appointed to the Christian Democratic Party (DC) national council.[1]

Fasino later became the President of the Centro di studi filologici e linguistici siciliani (CSFLS) (Center of Philology Studies and Sicilian Language).[1] During the 1990s, Fasino was also appointed to the Sicilian Council of Regional Culture.[1][2]

Mario Fasino died in Palermo, Sicily, on January 17, 2017, at the age of 96.[1][2] His funeral was held at the Santa Maria di Monserrato Church in Palermo.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Addio a Mario Fasino Guidò la Regione dal '69 al '72". Live Sicilia. 2017-01-17. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "È morto Mario Fasino, fu presidente della Regione e del Palermo". Giornale di Sicilia. 2017-01-17. Retrieved 2017-02-11.