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Valerio Zanone
Mayor of Turin

In office
30 June 1990 – 11 February 1992
Preceded by Maria Magnani Noya
Succeeded by Giovanna Cattaneo Incisa
Minister of Defence

In office
28 July 1987 – 22 July 1989
Prime Minister Giovanni Goria
Ciriaco De Mita
Preceded by Remo Gaspari
Succeeded by Mino Martinazzoli
Minister of the Environment

In office
30 July 1984 – 1 August 1986
Prime Minister Bettino Craxi
Preceded by Alfredo Biondi
Succeeded by Francesco De Lorenzo
Minister of Industry, Commerce and Craftmanship

In office
1 August 1986 – 3 March 1987
Prime Minister Bettino Craxi
Preceded by Renato Altissimo
Succeeded by Franco Piga
Member of the Chamber of Deputies

In office
5 July 1976 – 14 April 1994
Member of the Senate

In office
27 April 2006 – 28 April 2008
Personal details
Born (1936-01-22)22 January 1936
Turin, Italy
Died 7 January 2016(2016-01-07) (aged 79)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party PLI (1955–1993)
ULD (1993–1995)
FdL (1995-2004)
DL (2004–2007)
PD (2007-2010)
ApI (2010-2016)

Valerio Zanone (22 January 1936 – 7 January 2016) was an Italian politician, who was secretary and president of the Italian Liberal Party. He was also a senator of the Democratic Party. He has been mayor of Turin from 1990 to 1992.


Zanone was born in Turin.

He graduated in philosophy at the University of Turin. After entering the Italian Liberal Party (Partito Liberale Italiano, PLI), he was regional councillor in Piedmont, and then member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies from 1976 (being confirmed until 1994). In 1976 he was appointed as national secretary of PLI, and was later president of the same.

In 1985 Zanone was appointed a Minister of Ecology in the first Bettino Craxi cabinet, and later was Minister of Industry under Craxi's second tenure (1986–1987), and Minister of Defence in Giovanni Goria and Ciriaco De Mita cabinets (1987–1989). He was also mayor of Turin for a year and a half (1990–1991).

After the Tangentopoli scandal and the dissolution of PLI, he formed a centre-left movement in Piedmont (Unione Liberaldemocratica). Later he participated in the foundation of L'Ulivo coalition and adhered to The Daisy centre party.

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