Domenico Comino
Domenico Comino 1994.jpg
Comino in 1994
Minister for the Coordination of European Union Policies
In office
10 May 1994 – 17 January 1995
Prime MinisterSilvio Berlusconi
Preceded byLivio Paladin
Succeeded byEnrico Letta
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
23 April 1992 – 29 May 2001
Personal details
Born (1955-09-27) 27 September 1955 (age 66)
Morozzo, Italy
NationalityItalian
Political partyNorthern League (1989-1999)
Alma materUniversity of Turin
OccupationPolitician, agronomist

Domenico Comino (born 27 September 1955) is an Italian politician, who served as the minister of European affairs and state minister in the mid-1990s.

Biography

Comino was born in Morozzo on 27 September 1955.[1] He is one of the former leaders of Lega Nord.[2] He served as state minister for the EU relations in the first cabinet of Silvio Berlusconi in 1994.[3] Comino was one of the five Lega members in the cabinet who resigned from office in December 1994 in order to vote against Berlusconi in the censure motion.[4]

Comino served in the Italian parliament for three successive periods between 1992 and 1997.[1] Until 1999 he was the Lega Nord's president of the Piedmont region.[5] In 1999, he was expelled from Lega Nord and joined an electoral alliance with Forza Italia.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Domenico Comino" (in Italian). Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  2. ^ Danièle Caramani; Yves Meny (2005). Challenges to Consensual Politics: Democracy, Identity, and Populist Protest in the Alpine Region. Peter Lang. p. 118. ISBN 978-90-5201-250-6.
  3. ^ Markus Thiel (2009). The 'militant Democracy' Principle in Modern Democracies. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 215. ISBN 978-1-4094-9679-3.
  4. ^ Federiga Bindi (1 February 2011). Italy and the European Union. Brookings Institution Press. p. 116. ISBN 0-8157-0509-3.
  5. ^ Benito Giordano (2001). "The contrasting geographies of 'Padania': The case of Lega Nord in Northern Italy" (PDF). Area. 33 (1): 27–37. doi:10.1111/1475-4762.00005.
  6. ^ Fabrizio Capogrosso (February 2009). To What Extent Does Europeanization Affect National Political Parties?. GRIN Verlag. p. 12. ISBN 978-3-640-26263-2.