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Romano Prodi

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52nd Prime Minister of Italy
In office
17 May 2006 – 8 May 2008
President Giorgio Napolitano
Preceded by Silvio Berlusconi
Succeeded by Silvio Berlusconi
In office
17 May 1996 – 21 October 1998
President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro
Deputy Walter Veltroni
Preceded by Lamberto Dini
Succeeded by Massimo D'Alema
President of the European Commission
In office
16 September 1999 – 21 November 2004
Vice President Neil Kinnock
Preceded by Manuel Marín
Succeeded by José Manuel Barroso
President of the Democratic Party
In office
14 October 2007 – 16 April 2008
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Rosy Bindi
President of the Institute for Industrial Reconstruction
In office
20 May 1993 – 27 July 1994
Preceded by Franco Nobili
Succeeded by Michele Tedeschi
In office
3 November 1982 – 29 October 1989
Preceded by Pietro Sette
Succeeded by Franco Nobili
Minister of Trade, Industry and Crafts
In office
25 November 1978 – 20 March 1979
Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti
Preceded by Carlo Donat-Cattin
Succeeded by Franco Nicolazzi
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
28 April 2006 – 28 April 2008
Constituency Emilia-Romagna
In office
9 May 1996 – 16 September 1996
Constituency Bologna
Personal details
Romano Antonio Prodi

9 August 1939 (1939-08-09) (age 82)
Scandiano, Emilia, Kingdom of Italy
Political party Christian Democracy
Italian People's Party
(1996–1999; 2002–2007; 2013–present)
The Democrats
Democratic Party
Other political
The Olive Tree
The Union
Spouse(s) Flavia Franzoni (m. 1969)
Children 2
Alma mater

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).

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).

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