Enrico Letta Fast Facts

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta gives a press conference to present a document called 'Italy commitment' with his proposals in Rome's Palazzo Chigi Palace government office on February 12, 2014.

(CNN)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

      Other Facts

      His uncle, Gianni Letta, was former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's chief of staff.
      Center-left Democrat.


      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 the Italy's centre-left Democratic party.