Vito Bardi
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President of Basilicata
Assumed office
16 April 2019
Preceded byMarcello Pittella
Personal details
Born (1951-09-18) 18 September 1951 (age 70)
Potenza, Italy
Political partyForza Italia
OccupationGeneral of the Guardia di Finanza, Politician

Vito Bardi (born 18 September 1951) is the 9th and current President of Basilicata since 16 April 2019.


Military career

Bardi joined the Guardia di Finanza in 1970. He was promoted Colonel, on 31 December 1995, and later Army Corps General in 2009. He served as deputy General Commander of the Guardia di Finanza from 5 September 2013 to 4 September 2014.[1]

During his life, Bardi graduated four times in Economy, in Law, in International and Diplomatic Sciences and in Economic and Financial Security Sciences.[1]

Political career

At the 2019 Basilicata regional election, Bardi was appointed by Silvio Berlusconi himself as the centre-right candidate for the office of President of Basilicata, supported by Forza Italia, the Northern League and Brothers of Italy.[2]

Bardi managed to win the elections and became the first centre-right governor of Basilicata in 49 years and after 24 uninterrupted years of centre-left leadership.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Vito bardi -". (in Italian). Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Basilicata, elezioni regionali, Vito Bardi è il candidato del centrodestra". Il Messaggero (in Italian). 23 March 2019. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Regionali: la Basilicata al centrodestra, Vito Bardi governatore a 9 punti dal centrosinistra. Terzo il M5S ma è primo partito". La Repubblica (in Italian). 24 March 2019. Retrieved 26 March 2019.