Enrico Letta

Italian politician

Enrico Letta (born 20 August 1966) is an Italian politician. He is the Secretary of the Democratic Party since 2021. He was the Prime Minister of Italy (head of government) from 2013 to 2014.[1] Previously, he had also been a member of several Italian governments, as of 1998. In April 2015 he announced that he was not going to be a professional politician anymore, and that he wanted to concentrate on academia.[2]

Enrico Letta
Letta in 2024
Prime Minister of Italy
In office
28 April 2013 – 22 February 2014
PresidentGiorgio Napolitano
DeputyAngelino Alfano
Preceded byMario Monti
Succeeded byMatteo Renzi
Secretary of the Democratic Party
Assumed office
14 March 2021
DeputyIrene Tinagli
Peppe Provenzano
Preceded byNicola Zingaretti
Deputy Secretary of the Democratic Party
In office
7 November 2009 – 20 April 2013
SecretaryPier Luigi Bersani
Preceded byDario Franceschini
Succeeded byDebora Serracchiani
Lorenzo Guerini
Secretary of the Council of Ministers
In office
17 May 2006 – 8 May 2008
Prime MinisterRomano Prodi
Preceded byGianni Letta
Succeeded byGianni Letta
Minister of Industry, Trade and Crafts
In office
22 December 1999 – 11 June 2001
Prime MinisterMassimo D'Alema
Giuliano Amato
Preceded byPier Luigi Bersani
Succeeded byAntonio Marzano
Minister for Community Policies
In office
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Prime MinisterMassimo D'Alema
Preceded byLamberto Dini
Succeeded byPatrizia Toia
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Assumed office
6 October 2021
In office
30 May 2001 – 23 July 2015
ConstituencyMarche (2013–2015)
Lombardy II (2008–2013)
Lombardy I (2006–2008)
Piedmont I (2001–2004)
Member of the European Parliament
In office
14 June 2004 – 10 April 2006
ConstituencyNorth-East Italy
Personal details
Born (1966-08-20) 20 August 1966 (age 57)
Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
Political partyPD (2007–2015; since 2019)
Other political
DC (before 1994)
PPI (1994–2002)
DL (2002–2007)
Spouse(s)Gianna Fregonara
Alma materUniversity of Pisa
Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
  • Politician
  • professor

He was born in Pisa, Tuscany.[3] He is married to Gianna Fregonara and has 3 children.

In October 2021, Letta won the by-election for the Siena district with 49.9% of votes, returning to the Parliament after six years.[4]


  1. "eNews Reference – Referencing News Everywhere".
  2. "Letta démissionne du parlement italien pour enseigner à Sciences Po Paris". FIGARO. 19 April 2015.
  3. "Profile: Enrico Letta". 13 February 2014 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  4. Letta vince a Siena le suppletive, ANSA