Date and place of birth: Jun. 06, 1956, Reggio Calabria
Current Position: Interior minister since December 12, 2016
Previous: Undersecretary of State to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Delegated Authority for the Security of the Italian Republic in the government of Matteo Renzi. Member of the centre-left Democratic Party. Elected at the Senate for the first time in 2001
Education: Degree in Philosophy at Rome University La Sapienza
What you should know: Marco Minniti (Domenico in the real name) began his career in his native Calabria. He has been a member of the Chamber of Deputies in the XIV, XV and XVI legislatures. In the XVII legislature Minniti was elected Senator for the Calabrian constituency for the Partito Democratico, a party in which he has held leading positions in the past, including that of “shadow minister” for the Interior and National Supervisor for the Monitoring of the Implementation of the Monti Government Program. He was Undersecretary of State to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in the first Massimo D'Alema government, Undersecretary of State to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers with a mandate for Intelligence and Security in the second D'Alema government, Coordinator of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Reconstruction in the Balkans during the Kosovo crisis, Undersecretary of Defense in the Amato government, Vice Minister of Interior in the second Romano Prodi government, and Undersecretary of State to the Presidency of the Council of Minister–Delegated Authority for Security of the Republic in the Letta government.