Nicola Zingaretti

Nicola Zingaretti

President of Lazio, Italy


Nicola Zingaretti was born in 1965 in Rome, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. In February 2013 he was elected president of the Lazio Region with 1,330,398 votes.

He was President of the Province of Rome (2008-2012), Member of the European Parliament and Councillor of Rome.
He began his involvement in associationism by taking part in the peace movement in 1982.

In 1991 he was elected National Secretary of the Youth Left and the following year City Councillor of Rome. They are years of great commitment to sustainable development and in defense of the environment, legality and against the mafia.

From 1995 to 1997 Nicola Zingaretti was president of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) and Vice President of the Socialist International.

From 1998 to 2000 he was responsible for International Relations at the National Directorate of Left-Wing Democrats.

In 1999, with a DS delegation, he went to Burma to support the ‘movement for democracy’, meeting the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. The same year he organized the trip of the Dalai Lama to Rome
In 2000 he was elected secretary of the Democrats of the Left in Rome.

In March 2004 he was elected to the European Parliament with 213,000 votes and became president of the Italian delegation in the European Socialist Party.

In November 2006 he was elected Regional Secretary of Lazio of the Democrats of the Left. The following year, in the primary of the Democratic Party he was elected with 282,000 votes (85.31%) Secretary of the Democratic Party in Lazio.

In 28 April 2008 he was elected President of the Province of Rome where he carried out a series of projects with the aim of improving the quality of public spending, life in neighborhoods and cities and contributing to the economic development of the territory.

In February 2013 he was elected president of the Lazio Region with 1,330,398 votes. On March 12, 2013, he was proclaimed by the Court of Appeal. 19 President of the Lazio Region.

In March 2018 he was the first re-elected president of the Lazio Region.