Who is Roberto Calderoli, Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomies of the Meloni government


Politician and doctor, he began his career in the nineties in the Lombard League of Umberto Bossi. He was Minister of Institutional Reforms in the Berlusconi II government, Minister for Regulatory Simplification in the Berlusconi IV government and four times vice-president of the Senate

Roberto Calderoli is the new Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomies of the government led by Giorgia Meloni. Politician and doctor, he was vice-president of the Senate of the Republic and coordinator of the national secretariats of the Northern League from 2002 to 2020. He also held the positions of minister of institutional reforms in the Berlusconi II government and minister for regulatory simplification in the Berlusconi IV government (LO SPECIAL OF SKY TG24 ON THE GOVERNMENT).

The beginnings and entry into Parliament

After graduating from high school, Calderoli then graduated in medicine and surgery in Milan and is enrolled both in the register of surgeons and dentists. His political career began in the Lombard League of Umberto Bossi, of which he became first president in 1993 and national secretary in 1995 until 2002, the year in which he became coordinator of the national secretariats of the Northern League and member with voting rights in the federal council of the match. From 1990 to 1995 he was municipal councilor in Bergamo. He was elected deputy to the Chamber with the Northern League from 1992 to 1994 in the Brescia-Bergamo district, from 1994 to 1996 in the single-member college of Bergamo for the Freedom Pole, from 1996 to 2001 in the single-member college of Albino for the Northern League.

Minister for Reforms

In 2011 he was elected to the Senate and became vice president of the Senate of the Republic until July 2004, when he took up the post of Minister for Institutional Reforms and Devolution. He is among the architects of a constitutional reform aimed at attributing more powers to the regions, overcoming the perfect bicameralism and reducing the number of parliamentarians, but the text was rejected in the constitutional referendum of 2006.

The “Porcellum”

Calderoli is also one of the signatories of the electoral bill, then approved on 21 December 2005, in the last months of the 14th legislature, defined by himself as “a filth” and for this reason renamed “Porcellum”. On December 5, 2013, the Constitutional judges rejected the law in the two points submitted for constitutionality. In 2006, Calderoli was elected senator for the Northern League in the Piedmont district and returned to the position of vice president of the Senate. Then in the 2008 elections he was reconfirmed and became minister for regulatory simplification in the Berlusconi IV government. In February 2009 he announced that he had suppressed 29 thousand laws considered useless, then in March 2010 symbolically sets fire to 375 thousand laws repealed in 22 months of legislature, collected in about 150 boxes containing only the titles. An operation, that of the elimination of laws, which receives a lot of criticism.

Vice-President of the Senate for the third and fourth time

In the 2013 elections he was reconfirmed senator for the Northern League and became vice-president of the Senate for the third time. In September 2015 he presented the record number of 82 million amendments to the Boschi bill, a bill aimed at reforming the Senate, made through the use of software, with the aim of paralyzing the Senate’s activity in a prolonged way (ne will then withdraw 7 million). The remaining 75 million amendments are declared “inadmissible” by the President of the Senate Piero Grasso. Calderoli was then re-elected to the Senate in 2018 and won the role of vice president of the Senate for the fourth time. In the political elections of 2022 he was re-nominated by the Lega in the Senate in first position in the multi-member college Lombardia – 03 and was re-elected, before arriving at the appointment of Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomies.



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