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Matteo Renzi
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56th Prime Minister of Italy
In office
22 February 2014 – 12 December 2016
President Giorgio Napolitano
Sergio Mattarella
Preceded by Enrico Letta
Succeeded by Paolo Gentiloni
Secretary of the Democratic Party
In office
7 May 2017 – 12 March 2018
Deputy Maurizio Martina
Preceded by Matteo Orfini (Acting)
Succeeded by Maurizio Martina
In office
15 December 2013 – 19 February 2017
Deputy Lorenzo Guerini
Debora Serracchiani
Preceded by Guglielmo Epifani
Succeeded by Matteo Orfini (Acting)
Member of the Senate of the Republic
Assumed office
23 March 2018
Constituency Florence
Mayor of Florence
In office
22 June 2009 – 24 March 2014
Preceded by Leonardo Domenici
Succeeded by Dario Nardella
President of the Province of Florence
In office
14 June 2004 – 22 June 2009
Preceded by Michele Gesualdi
Succeeded by Andrea Barducci
Personal details
Born 11 January 1975 (1975-01-11) (age 44)
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Political party People's Party (1996–2002)
The Daisy (2002–2007)
Democratic Party (2007–present)
Spouse(s)
Agnese Landini (m. 1999)
Children 3
Alma mater University of Florence
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Website Official website

Matteo Renzi (Italian pronunciation: [matˈtɛːo ˈrɛntsi]; born 11 January 1975) is an Italian politician who served as the Prime Minister of Italy from February 2014 until December 2016. After the rejection of his constitutional reform in the December 2016 referendum, Renzi formally resigned on 12 December when Foreign Affairs Minister Paolo Gentiloni was appointed new head of the government by President Sergio Mattarella. His government is the fourth longest one in the history of Italy as a republic. Renzi served as President of the Province of Florence from 2004 to 2009 and as Mayor of Florence from 2009 to 2014.

At the age of 39 years and 42 days upon assuming office, Renzi is the youngest person to serve as Italian Prime Minister (52 days younger than Benito Mussolini, who took office in 1922) and was the youngest leader in the G7. He was also the first serving Mayor to become Prime Minister. Renzi was sometimes described as the de facto leader of the Party of European Socialists, in opposition to the European People's Party associated with Angela Merkel; the two leaders are together often referred to as Merkenzi. In 2014, the American magazine Fortune ranked Renzi as the third most influential person under 40 in the world, and Foreign Policy listed him as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. Moreover, Renzi is nicknamed il Rottamatore (the Scrapper) due to his ambition of renovating the Italian political establishment.

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