Marco Zanni

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Marco Zanni

Marco Zanni 2019.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
for North-West Italy
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Personal details
Born (1986-07-11) 11 July 1986 (age 33)
Bergamo, Italy
Political partyLeague (2018–present)
M5S (2014–2017)
Alma materBocconi University
ESADE Business School

Marco Zanni (born 11 July 1986) is an Italian politician, member of the European Parliament for the League.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Marco Zanni was born in Lovere, near Bergamo, in 1986. He graduated in business administration at the Bocconi University of Milan and then studied at the ESADE Business School in Barcelona. After the master's degree, he was hired by Banca IMI, an Italian investement bank.[3]

In May 2014, he stood in the European Parliament election for the populist and Eurosceptic Five Star Movement. He was elected in the North-West Italy constituency, with 16,940 personal preferences.

On 11 January 2017, after the failed attempt of the M5S to join the liberal ALDE group, Zanni left the movement, joining the right-wing Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF) group. On 15 May 2018, he became a member of the League, the right-wing populist party led by Matteo Salvini.

Zanni was re-elected in the 2019 European election, with 18,019 votes. The election was characterized by a strong showing of the League, that became the most-voted party in Italy, with more than 34% of votes. On 13 June, he was appointed leader of the right wing Identity and Democracy (ID) group.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marco ZANNI". European Parliament. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  2. ^ "EU to IMPLODE? Italian MEP predicts growing bloc of eurosceptism to challenge Brussels". Daily Express. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  3. ^ Marco Zanni – Beppegrillo.it