Nicola Zingaretti Politician
Nicola Zingaretti (Rome, October 11, 1965) is an Italian politician; since April 2008 he is the president of the Province of Rome. He lives in Rome with his wife and two daughters. He is the younger brother of actor Luca Zingaretti. He was National Secretary of Democrats of the Left youth federation (1991–1995), member of the Rome Municipale Council (1991–1993), international relations spokesman of Democrats of the Left (1998–2000), Member of European Parliament (2004–2008) for Uniti nell'Ulivo and Regional Secretary of Democratic Party for Lazio (2007–2008). On April 28, 2008 he was elected President of the Province of Rome with more than a million votes (1,001,490), representing 51.48% of the vote. He began his commitment in associations taking part in the peace movement in 1982. At seventeen years old is one of the founders of the anti-racist association "Nero e non solo", commetted to immigration politics and in a multicultural and multiethnic society. In 1991 he was elected National Secretary of Democrats of the Left youth federation (Sinistra Giovanile) and in the following year he was a member of the Rome Municipale Council.
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