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Riccardo Nencini (born 19 October 1959) is an Italian politician.

Riccardo Nencini
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Member of the Senate
Assumed office
15 March 2013
Secretary of Italian Socialist Party
In office
6 July 2008 – 31 March 2019
Preceded byEnrico Boselli
Succeeded byEnzo Maraio
Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transport
In office
28 February 2014 – 1 June 2019
Prime MinisterMatteo Renzi
Paolo Gentiloni
President of the Regional Council of Tuscany
In office
24 May 2000 – 23 April 2010
Member of the European Parliament
In office
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
23 April 1992 – 14 April 1994
Personal details
Born (1959-10-19) 19 October 1959 (age 59)
Barberino di Mugello, Italy
Political partyPSI (until 1994)
SI (1995–2007)
SDI (1995–2007)
PSI (since 2007)
Alma materUniversity of Florence
University of Leicester
ProfessionPolitician, Journalist

Nencini was born at Barberino di Mugello, in the province of Florence. He is the nephew of professional cyclist Gastone Nencini, winner of the 1960 Tour de France. A long-time member of the Italian Socialist Party (PSI), he joined the Italian Socialists (SI) in 1994 and the Italian Democratic Socialists (SDI) in 1998.

From 1994 to 1999 he was member of the European Parliament. From 2000 to 2010 he was President of the Regional Council of Tuscany.

On 5 July 2008 he became Secretary of the Italian Socialist Party.[1]

In 2013 Nencini was elected to the Chamber of Deputies among the ranks of the Democratic Party. From 28 February 2014 to 1 June 2018 he served as Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transport in the governments led by Matteo Renzi and Paolo Gentiloni.

In the 2018 general election he was elected Senator in the uninominal constituency of Arezzo.

In 2019 he left the office of PSI Secretary and was appointed President of the party.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Riccardo Nencini: "Socialisti determinanti in Toscana"". Toscana News 24. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
  2. ^ [ Da Salerno alla guida dei socialisti: Maraio è il nuovo segretario del Psi]
  3. ^ PSI: Riccardo Nencini eletto alla presidenza del Consiglio nazionale del partito