Renato Schifani

Italian Politician
Born May 11, 1950

Renato Maria Giuseppe Schifani is an Italian politician and a prominent member of the centre-right People of Freedom. Since 29 April 2008 he has been President of the Italian Senate. Schifani was born in Palermo.

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1950 Birth Born on May 11, 1950.


1995 45 Years Old Prior to joining Forza Italia in 1995, he was an active member of Christian Democracy.
1996 46 Years Old Elected in 1996 in the Altofonte-Corleone district in Sicily, Schifani served as Silvio Berlusconi's chief whip in the Italian Senate.


2002 52 Years Old In 2002, Schifani was a protagonist in the attempt to secure the embedding of the provisional Article 41-bis prison regime – used against people imprisoned for particular crimes such as Mafia involvement – as a definitive measure in Italian law. … Read More
2003 53 Years Old The lodo Schifani decree was then approved in June 2003 by the Italian parliament guaranteeing immunity to Silvio Berlusconi. … Read More
From 29 April 2008 to 15 March 2013 he was President of the Italian Senate. … Read More
2009 59 Years Old After being granted immunity Schifani has sued his critics Travaglio and Tabucchi for slander, allegedly claiming 1,3 million from Tabucchi as the author declared in the transmission Annozero, feb 5th 2009. … Read More


2013 63 Years Old …  He was a prominent member of the centre-right People of Freedom, before he joined the New Centre-Right party in 2013.
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