Oscar Giannino

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Oscar Giannino
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President of Act to Stop the Decline
In office
28 July 2012 – 20 February 2013
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Silvia Enrico
Personal details
Born (1961-09-01) 1 September 1961 (age 56)
Turin, Italy
Political party Liberal Democratic Alliance for Italy
Other political
Italian Republican Party
Liberal Reformers
Act to Stop the Decline
Profession Journalist, politician

Oscar Fulvio Giannino (born 1 September 1961) is an Italian journalist and politician: he is the former president of the free-market oriented party Act to Stop the Decline.


Oscar Giannino was born in Turin, the capital city of Piedmont, Italy. He soon started his career as journalist. In 1984 he became a member of the national leadership of the Italian Republican Party, until 1994. On August 2012 Giannino founded the movement Act to Stop the Decline and in December he announced that he would run to become Prime Minister (Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri) with his movement, during the 2013 Italian election. He stepped down from the presidency (Capo della forza politica) of his movement after it was discovered that he had fabricated his résumé by adding false academic claims, such as a Law degree in Italy and a Master Degree in corporate finance and public finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business:[1][2] the deception was discovered by the party co-founder and Giannino's colleague Luigi Zingales,[2] professor at the Booth School of Business, who left the political association.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bacchi, Umberto (19 February 2013). "Italy: Anti-Corruption Politician Oscar Giannino Caught Fabricating CV". International Business Times. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b O'Leary, Naomi (20 February 2013). "Fake qualifications scandal torpedoes Berlusconi's rival". Reuters. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
new party
President of Stop the Decline
28 July 2012 – 20 February 2013
Succeeded by
Silvia Enrico
Preceded by
new party
Stop the Decline nominee for the office of the
Italian prime minister (Capo della forza politica)

Italian general election, 24 and 25 february 2013
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