Adriana Poli Bortone
Adriana Poli Bortone (born 25 August 1943 in Lecce) is an Italian politician and was a Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2008. She represented Southern Italy. She was mayor of Lecce until 2007.
Adriana Poli Bortone
|Minister of Agriculture|
10 May 1994 – 17 January 1995
|Prime Minister||Silvio Berlusconi|
|Preceded by||Alfredo Luigi Diana|
|Succeeded by||Walter Luchetti|
|Mayor of Lecce|
24 May 1998 – 7 June 2007
|Preceded by||Stefano Salvemini|
|Succeeded by||Paolo Perrone|
|Born||25 August 1943|
|Political party||MSI (until 1995) |
FT (since 2019)
|Alma mater||University of Lecce|
From 1967 to 1998 she was Member of Lecce Municipal Council and from 1981 to 1990 National secretary for women of the Italian Social Movement. From 1990 to 2000 she also was Member of the national executive of MSI and subsequently of National Alliance.
She was elected for the first time to the Chamber of Deputies in 1983 and in 1994 she was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Chamber. In 1994 she also served as Agriculture Minister in the Berlusconi I Cabinet. In 1998 she was elected Mayor of Lecce, and she was re-confirmed in 2002.
In the 1999 European Parliament election she was elected MEP with AN, while in the 2008 general election she was elected to the Senate with The People of Freedom. In 2009 she left the PdL to found her party, named I the South. In the 2013 general election she was candidate for the Senate in Apulia with Great South, but she wasn't re-elected.
In 2014 Adriana Poli Bortone joined Brothers of Italy, but she left the party in 2015, when Forza Italia nominated her for the regional election in Apulia, while FdI decided to support the candidacy of Francesco Schittulli. Finally, she gained the 14% of the votes and she wasn't even elected in the Regional Council. Subsequently, on 29 February 2016, she declared to join Forza Italia.
- "Adriana POLI BORTONE". European Parliament website. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
- "Biogpraphia". Adriana Poli Bortone website. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
- Poli Bortone: “Con Fratelli d’Italia per una destra più forte”. Meloni: “Orgogliosi di averla con noi”[permanent dead link]
- La svolta si Adriana: "Entro in Forza Italia"