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Valerio Zanone
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Mayor of Turin
In office
30 July 1990 – 11 February 1992
Preceded by Maria Magnani Noya
Succeeded by Giovanna Cattaneo Incisa
Minister of Defence
In office
28 July 1987 – 22 July 1989
Prime Minister Giovanni Goria
Ciriaco De Mita
Preceded by Remo Gaspari
Succeeded by Mino Martinazzoli
Minister of the Environment
In office
30 July 1984 – 1 August 1986
Prime Minister Bettino Craxi
Preceded by Alfredo Biondi
Succeeded by Francesco De Lorenzo
Minister of Industry, Commerce and Craftmanship
In office
1 August 1986 – 3 March 1987
Prime Minister Bettino Craxi
Preceded by Renato Altissimo
Succeeded by Franco Piga
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
5 July 1976 – 14 April 1994
Member of the Senate of the Republic
In office
27 April 2006 – 28 April 2008
Personal details
Born (1936-01-22)22 January 1936
Turin, Italy
Died 7 January 2016(2016-01-07) (aged 79)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party PLI (1955–1993)
ULD (1993–1995)
FdL (1995-2004)
DL (2004–2007)
PD (2007–2010)
ApI (2010–2016)

Valerio Zanone (22 January 1936 – 7 January 2016) was an Italian politician, who was formerly secretary and president of the Italian Liberal Party (Partito Liberale Italiano, PLI). He was also a senator for the Democratic Party (Partito Democratico, PD), and was mayor of Turin from 1990 to 1992.


Zanone was born in Turin. He graduated in philosophy from the University of Turin. After entering the Italian Liberal Party, he was a regional councillor in Piedmont, and was a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies from 1976 to 1994. In the same year he was first elected as a deputy, Zanone was appointed as national secretary of the PLI, and was later president of the same.

In 1985, Zanone was appointed Minister of Ecology in the first Bettino Craxi cabinet, and was Minister of Industry during Craxi's second tenure (1986–87) and Minister of Defence in the Goria and De Mita cabinets (1987–89). He was mayor of Turin for a year and a half (1990–92).

After the Tangentopoli scandal and the dissolution of the PLI in 1993, Zanone formed a centre-left movement in Piedmont, the Liberal Democratic Union (Unione Liberaldemocratica; ULD). Later, he participated in the foundation of the L'Ulivo coalition, and adhered to The Daisy (La Margherita; DL) centre party.

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