Here is a look at the life of former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta.
Birth date: August 20, 1966
Birth place: Pisa, Italy
Father: Giorgio Letta, a mathematics professor
Mother: Anna (Banchi) Letta
Marriage: Gianna Fregonara
Children: Giacomo, Lorenzo, Francesco
Education: University of Pisa, International Law, 1994; Scuola Superiore “S.Anna,” European Community Law, Ph.D., 2007
Religion: Roman Catholic
His uncle, Gianni Letta, was former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s chief of staff.
1991-1995 - President, European Young Christian Democrats.
1993 - Chief of staff for Foreign Affairs Minister Beniamino Andreatta.
January 1997-November 1998 - Deputy secretary of the Italian People’s Party.
1998-1999 - Minister of European Affairs for Prime Minister Massimo D’Alema.
1999-2001 - Minister of Industry and Commerce.
2001 - Is elected to Italy’s Parliament.
January 2002-May 2006 - Head of the Department of National Economy.
2004 - Elected to the European Parliament.
2006-2008 - Secretary to the Council of Ministers for Prime Minister Romano Prodi.
October 2007-February 2009 - Minister of Welfare.
February 2009-October 2009 - Head of the National Department of Welfare.
November 2009-April 2013 - Deputy national secretary for the Democratic Party.
April 28, 2013 - Is sworn in as Italy’s prime minister.
October 2, 2013 - Letta’s coalition government survives a confidence vote by a healthy margin, with 235 senators voting in favor to 70 against.
February 14, 2014 - Resigns as prime minister.
2015 - President of Associazione Italia ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), which supports Italy in its business dealings with countries in southeast Asia.
September 1, 2015-March 2021 - Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po.
2016-present - President of the Jacques Delors Institute, an economic think tank founded by former European Commission President Jacques Delors and located in Paris.
March 14, 2021 - Letta is elected the leader of Italy’s centre-left Democratic party (PD).
October 4, 2021 - Letta wins a parliamentary by-election in Siena, securing a seat in Italy’s Chamber of Deputies.
September 26, 2022 - Following the right-wing coalition’s victory in the parliamentary elections on September 25, Letta announces he will stand down as leader of the PD.