Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Italy Parties

Also see Italy Ministers

1900 Leading member of a Communist Party Countess Angelica Balabanova
A russian in exile, she later returned to the Soviet Union but went into exile in Sweden and Switzerland before she returned to Italy. Secretary of the 3rd Socialist International (Komintern) 1917-21, and lived (1878-1965)

Circa 1962 Vice-Chairperson of Partito Comunista Italiana Nilde Iotti
1968-72 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Partito Comunista Italiana
1994 Leader Partito Democratico della Sinistra (Democatic Left)

1976-ca.79 National Secretary of Partito Radicale Maria Adelaide Aglietta
1979-83 President of the Directive of the Parliamentary Group of Partito Radicale
1989-94 Leader of the Green Group in the European Parliament

1976-80 President of Partito Radicale Adele Faccio
1976-79 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Partito Radicale

1976-78 Secretary of the Parliament Group of Partito Radicale Emma Bonino
1979    Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Partito Radicale
1991-93 President of Partito Radicale
1993-95 Secretary General of Partito Radicale (Party Leader)
1999- Leader of the Lista Bonino
2005- Leader of La Rosa nel Pugno
She was EU Commissioner 1995-99, Presidential Candidate 1999 and 2013, Minister of International Trade and European Affairs 2006-08 and Foreign Affairs 2013-14.

1976-79 Secretary of the Group of PSi Tullia Carettoni Romagnoli

Circa 1980-84 Chairperson of Partito di UnitÓ Proletaria per il Comunismo  Luciana Castellina
1984-91 Co-Leader of Partido Comunista Italiana
1992-94 Leader Partodo della rifondazione Comuniata (Opposing reforms of the party)

1987-ca.91 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Liste Verdi Rosa Filipini
1992-? Co-President of Federazione Nazionale per le Liste Verdi (National Federation for the Green List)

1987 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of the Federazione Nazionale per le Liste Verdi 
1992 Co-Vice-President of Federazione Nazionale per le Liste Verdi Laura Cima

1987-91 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of  Democrazia Proletaria Patrica Arnaboley
1991-92 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of the D.C (Old Communists)

1987-92 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of the Partito Verde Laura Cima

1989-92 President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Partito Socialista Italiana Laura Fincato

1992-93 President of Partito della Demcrazia Cristiana Rosa Russo Iervelino
1994    Acting Secretay General of Partito Populare Italiano
A number of ministerial posts and Presidental candidate in 1999, Mayor of Napoli 2001-11.

1993 Co-promoter and Leader of  Partito Populare Italiano Rosy Bindi
2007-13 Leader of the Democratici Davvero faction within the Partito Democratico
2009-
13 President of Partito Democratico
She was candidate for the post of leader of PD in 2007.
Minister of Health 1996-2000 and Family Affairs 2006-08, Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies 2008-13
. Formerly among the leaders of the Christian Democrats. Presidential Candidate in 2013. (b. 1951- )

Circa 1993-96 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Partito Democratico de Sinistra, Pds Anna Finocchiaro
2006-13 President of the Senate Group of Partito Democratico
Minister of Equality 1996-98 and Presidential Candidate in 2013.

1994-96 Secretary of the Group of Lega Nord Giovanna Briccarello

1996-96 Group Secretary of Federazione Cristiano Democratica Ombretta Fumagalli Carvulli
1997-2006 President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Rinnovamentori Italiano e Indipenti (Reformists and Independents)
A number of Subministerial posts.

1996 1. Vice-President of the Senate Group of Sinistra Democratica Silvia Barbri

1996-2001  Vice-President of the Senate Group of Sinistra Democratica Anna Maria Bucciarelli

1996-2001 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Sinistra Democratica Stefania Prestigiacomo Fonalit

1996-2001 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Reinnovamento Italino Luciana Sbrabari

1996-2001 Vice-President of Reinnovamento Italino Maria Carazzi

1996-2001 Vice-President of Forza Italia Parliamentary Group Stafania Prestigia Como
(b. 1966-).

1996-2001 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Gruppo Sinistra Democratica Claudia Mancino

1999-circa 2002 President of Union of Democratic European Reformers Irene Pivetti
Former President of the Parliament and Member of the Lega Nord. Now she is a journalist and teacher. (b.1963-).

2001-08 President of the Senate of Group of Parlamentare per le Autonomie Helga Thaler Ausserhofer
Secretary of the Senate 1996-2001 and Questor from 2006.

2001-06 Vice-chairperson of the Senate Group of Forza Italia Grazia Sestini

2001-06 Vice-chairperson of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Forza Italia Isabella Bertolini

2001-07 Vice-chairperson of Democratici di Sinistra L'Ulivio Elena Montecchi
Minister in the Government 1998-2001. The party merged into the Democratic Party in 2007.

2003-05 National Secretary of LibertÓ di Azione Alessandra Mussolini
2003-09 Leader of Alternativa sociale - Lista Mussolini
The party merged with the National Alliance and she continued as MP. Presidential Candidate in 2013.

2004-05 De-facto Acting Leader of Lega Nord Manuela Bossi
After her husband, Umberto Bossi, was hit by a stroke in the spring of 2004 she announced that he had appointed her as interim leader. He later resigned from the government and she remained in charge of the party.

2006-08 President of the Senate Group of Insieme con l'Unione Verdi-Comunisti Italiani Manuela Palermi

2006-08 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Forza Italia Maria Teresa Armosino

2006-08 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Forza Italia Isabella Bertolini

2006-08 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Forza Italia Chiara Moroni
2008- Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Il Popolo della Liberta'

2006-08 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Partitto Democratico-l'Ulivio Marina Serini

2006-08 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Rifondazione Comunista-Sinistra Europea Graziella Mascia

2006-08 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Verdi Luana Zanella

2006-08 Vice-President of the Senate Group of Forza Italia Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati

2006-08 Vice-President of the Senate Group of Rifondazione Comunista - Sinistra Europea Rina Gagliardi

2006-08 Vice-President of the Senate Group of Sinistra Democratica per il Socialismo Europeo Silvana Pisa

2007-09 President of the Chamber of Deputies Group of Sinistra Democratica. Per il Socialismo Europeo Titti di Salvo
Secretary of the Chamber 2006-08.

2007-09 Leader of the Freedom Party Michela Vittoria Brambilla
Founder and leader of the new right-wing party which joined the new party, Popolo della LibertÓ. Under-Secretary of Tourism from 2008. (b. 1967-).

2008-13 Vice-President of the
Chamber of Deputies Group of Lega Nord Padania Manuela dal Lago

2008- President of Liberal Democratici Daniela Melchiorre
Undersecretary of State of Justice 2006-08, Undersecretary of State of Economic Development in 2011

2009- Vice-President of
Partito Democratico Marina Sereni
2013- Joint Acting Party Leader
Also Deputy Parliamentary Leader, and from 2013 Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies

2013- President of the Group of the Movimento 5 Stele in the Chamber of Deputies Roberta Lombardi

2013- President of the Gruppo Misto (Sinistra Ecologia e LibertÓ) Loredana de Petris

Last update 20.03.14