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SOUTH AFRICA-ITALY SUMMIT

Stefano Bonaccini

Governor - Emilia-Romagna Region

Governor, Emilia-Romagna Region. Stefano Bonaccini has been elected President of the Regional Government of Emilia-Romagna on November 23rd, 2014. In the meantime he was appointed Deputy Commissioner for the implementation of interventions for reconstruction, assistance to the population and the economic recovery of the areas of the Region Emilia-Romagna affected by the earthquakes of May 2012. In addition, on December 17th 2015, he has been elected President of the Conference of Regions and Autonomous Provinces and on March 18th, 2016, he has been elected also President of AICCRE (Italian Association of Municipalities, Provinces, Regions and other local communities). His career as public administrator began in 1990 when he became a young Councillor with responsibility for Youth Policy, Culture, Sport and Free Time in Campogalliano, near Modena. In 1993 he was appointed Provincial Secretary of the Youth Left, and in 1995 he was elected Secretary of the PDS Party (Democratic Party of the Left) in Modena. From 1999 until 2006 as Councillor at the Modena Municipality he took the responsibility of Public Works and Historical Heritage. In 2007 he was elected first Provincial Secretary of the Democratic Party of Modena and then City Councilman in 2009. The same year, after the success at the primary elections, he became Secretary of Democratic Party of the Emilia-Romagna Region, an appointment he maintained until May 2015. In March 2010 he has been elected regional Councillor of the Emilia-Romagna Region. After the proclamation of Matteo Renzi as National Secretary of the Democratic Party, in December 2013 Stefano Bonaccini was appointed as the Executive in charge of Local Authorities of the National Secretariat.