Luigi Di Maio

Italian politician

Luigi Di Maio (Italian pronunciation: [luˌidʒi di ˈmaːjo]; born 6 July 1986) is an Italian politician. He served as Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies. He was also the leader of the Five Star Movement, the anti-establishment party founded by Beppe Grillo between 2017 to 2020.[2] He ran for Prime Minister of Italy in the 2018 general election.

Luigi Di Maio
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
5 September 2019
Prime MinisterGiuseppe Conte
Preceded byEnzo Moavero Milanesi
Deputy Prime Minister of Italy
In office
1 June 2018 – 5 September 2019
Serving with Matteo Salvini
Prime MinisterGiuseppe Conte
Preceded byAngelino Alfano (2014)
Succeeded byVacant
Minister of Economic Development
In office
1 June 2018 – 5 September 2019
Prime MinisterGiuseppe Conte
Preceded byCarlo Calenda
Succeeded byStefano Patuanelli
Minister of Labour and Social Policies
In office
1 June 2018 – 5 September 2019
Prime MinisterGiuseppe Conte
Preceded byGiuliano Poletti
Succeeded byNunzia Catalfo
Leader of the Five Star Movement
In office
23 September 2017 – 22 January 2020
Preceded byBeppe Grillo
Succeeded byVito Crimi
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Assumed office
15 March 2013
ConstituencyCampania 1 (2013–2018)
NaplesAcerra (2018–present)
Personal details
Born (1986-07-06) 6 July 1986 (age 34)
Avellino, Italy
Political partyFive Star Movement
Domestic partnerVirginia Saba[1]
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In September 2017, Di Maio was elected the Prime Minister candidate and Political Head of the M5S, with more than 82% of votes.[3]

Between 1 June 2018 to 5 September 2019, he was the Deputy Prime Minister of Italy.

On 5 September 2019, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte appointed him to be Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Other websitesEdit

  • Kiss, Laura (3 February 2014). "Will Passion Save Italy?". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 25 April 2014.