|Minister of Health|
23 April 2005 – 10 March 2006
|Prime Minister||Silvio Berlusconi|
|Preceded by||Girolamo Sirchia|
|Succeeded by||Silvio Berlusconi|
|President of Lazio|
12 May 2000 – 2 May 2005
|Preceded by||Piero Badaloni|
|Succeeded by||Piero Marrazzo|
|Member of the Senate of the Republic|
28 April 2006 – 28 April 2008
|Member of the Chamber of Deputies|
15 April 1994 – 30 May 2000
|Born||25 January 1959|
|Political party||Italian Social Movement|
National Movement for Sovereignty
Brothers of Italy
He began his career at the right-wing newspaper Il Secolo d'Italia, until entering the ranks of the far right party Italian Social Movement (MSI) and later of National Alliance (AN) after repudiation of extremism. He was elected to the Chamber of Deputies for the first time in 1994. At the time he was the spokesman of Gianfranco Fini. From 1996 to 2000 he was chairman of the bicameral Commission supervising the RAI.
In April 2000 he was elected President of Lazio. Among measures taken by Storace there was the opening of Sant'Andrea hospital and other health centers. His health management of Lazio won praise for Giulio Andreotti and some members of the Vatican curia.
In March 2006 Storace was involved in the so-called Laziogate scandal, leading to his resignation from the government. He is suspected to have illegally exploited informatics mean to investigate the memberships of the new party founded by Alessandra Mussolini, a former member of AN who was one of his rivals in the 2005 regional election. In October 2012 Storace was acquitted, because "the crime does not exist".
On 10 April 2006 he was elected to the Italian Senate in Lazio, where he was at the head of the party list.
On 3 July 2007, after having continually criticized the leadership of Gianfranco Fini at least since 2005, he finally left AN on 16 November 2007. One of the motivations of the criticism between Fini and Storace is the fact that Fini repudiated the values of the right. In November 2007 he founded his brand new national-conservative party, named The Right.
On 21 November 2018 Storace stipulated a federative agreement with Giorgia Meloni in view of the European elections and with the aim of creating an alternative conservative and sovereign movement to the League. He later dropped out of politics and returned to journalism. On 23 January 2019 he has been appointed editor of the online newspaper Il Secolo d'Italia. He is now deputy editor of the newspaper “Il Tempo”.
- Paghiamo ancora i debiti di Badaloni Archived 2013-02-19 at archive.today, "Il quotidiano della Tuscia"]. (in Italian)
- S'avanza Sua Sanità Archived 2012-06-08 at the Wayback Machine, 29/04/2005. (in Italian)
- Il commento dell’avv. Romolo Reboa alla sentenza di assoluzione nel processo di appello del cosiddetto Laziogate. (in Italian)
- LETTERA A LA DESTRA. UN LEADER DI NOME GIORGIA
- Francesco Storace alla direzione del Secolo d'Italia|sito=Prima Comunicazione