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Alessandro Di Battista
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Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
15 March 2013 – 22 March 2018
Constituency Lazio 1
Personal details
Born (1978-08-04) 4 August 1978 (age 45)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Five Star Movement (2009–2021)
Independent (since 2021)
Alma mater Roma Tre University
Profession Politician, Writer

Alessandro Di Battista (born 4 August 1978) is an Italian politician, activist and writer, deputy of the XVII Legislature of the Italian Republic. He was part of the Five Stars Movement from 2009 to 2021. He left the movement in February 2021 because he was against the formation of the Draghi government.


Di Battista was born in Rome to parents of Civita Castellana. His father, Vittorio Di Battista, was an entrepreneur in the healthcare sector and municipal councilor for the Italian Social Movement. Di Battista graduated high school from Liceo Scientifico Statale Farnesina located in Rome. Later on, he graduated from the University of Roma Tre with a dissertation A multi-speed European monetary union as a realistic strategy. He also obtained the Level 2 Master in International Protection of Human Rights from Sapienza University of Rome. Later in 2010 he worked for a year as a cooperator in Guatemala, and also collaborated with educational projects in other countries such as Chile.

On 11 February 2021, Di Battista announced his resignation from the 5 Star Movement, as he opposed the group's decision of being part of the new government formed by Mario Draghi, during the 2021 Italian government crisis.

Journalist and writing activity

Di Battista has written a number of books, mostly about politics and his travel experiences in South America. After his parliamentary activity, he started collaborating with Il Fatto Quotidiano, providing documentaries and journalistic coverage on foreign world areas, as well as podcasts and interviews.

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