Rosa Russo Iervolino

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Rosa Russo Iervolino
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Mayor of Naples
In office
14 May 2001 – 1 June 2011
Preceded byAntonio Bassolino
Succeeded byLuigi de Magistris
Italian Minister of the Interior
In office
21 October 1998 – 22 December 1999
Prime MinisterMassimo D'Alema
Preceded byGiorgio Napolitano
Succeeded byEnzo Bianco
Italian Minister of Public Education
In office
28 June 1992 – 10 May 1994
Prime MinisterGiuliano Amato
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Preceded byRiccardo Misasi
Succeeded byFrancesco D'Onofrio
Personal details
Born (1936-09-17) 17 September 1936 (age 82)
Naples, Italy
NationalityItalian
Political partyDemocratic Party
(2007-present)
Other political
affiliations
Christian Democracy
(1968-1994)
Italian People's Party
(1994-2002)
The Daisy
(2002-2007)

Rosa Russo Iervolino (born 17 September 1936 in Naples) is an Italian politician.

She was a member of the Democratic Coalition (Olive Tree), she was leader of Christian Democratic Women (1968 to 1978). In 1979 she was senator for Christian Democracy party. In 1993 was the president of Italian People's Party (1994–2002).

She was the Minister of the Public Instruction (1992–1994) and the first woman to become Minister of the Interior in Italy (1998–1999) and mayor of a big city.

She ran as a candidate for Mayor of Naples in the 2001 municipal election for the centre-left coalition and she won with 53% of votes. On 29 May 2006, she was confirmed with over 57% of votes.

During her tenure, Rosa Iervolino has received much criticism from both the Opposition and the Olive Tree, because of the bad administration and municipal official's corruption.

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Preceded by
Riccardo Misasi
Italian Minister of Public Instruction
1992–1994
Succeeded by
Francesco D'Onofrio
Preceded by
Giorgio Napolitano
Italian Minister of the Interior
1998–1999
Succeeded by
Enzo Bianco
Preceded by
Antonio Bassolino
Mayor of Naples
2001–2011
Succeeded by
Luigi de Magistris