Romano Prodi

Italian politician and economist (born 1939)

Romano Prodi (born 9 August 1939 in Scandiano, Italy) is an Italian politician and leader of a left-wing coalition named L'unione (The Union).

Romano Prodi in 2006

Prodi was "President of the Council of Ministers", that is, Prime Minister of Italy between 1996 and 1998.

He then served as President of the European Commission from 1999 to 2004.

He was re-elected Prime Minister of Italy for a second time in 2006, when he defeated Silvio Berlusconi, leader of the right-wing coalition named Casa delle Libertà (House of Freedom).