Andrea Orlando

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The Honourable
Andrea Orlando
Andrea Orlando daticamera.jpg
Minister of Justice
Assumed office
22 February 2014
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Preceded by Annamaria Cancellieri
Minister of the Environment
In office
28 April 2013 – 22 February 2014
Prime Minister Enrico Letta
Preceded by Corrado Clini
Succeeded by Gian Luca Galletti
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
Assumed office
28 April 2006
Constituency Liguria
Personal details
Born (1969-02-08) 8 February 1969 (age 49)
La Spezia, Italy
Political party Democratic Party

Andrea Orlando (born 8 February 1969) is an Italian career politician. He is a founding member of the Democratic Party and has served as minister of justice since February 2014 in the Renzi Cabinet. Before that, he was environment minister in the Letta Cabinet from April 2013 to February 2014.

Early life

Orlando was born in La Spezia on 8 February 1969.[1] He is a high-school graduate with a major in scientific subjects.[2] He does not have university degree.[3]

Career and activities

Orlando began his political career in the Communist Party and in 1990 he was elected to the city council of La Spezia with the party.[1] In 2003 he became deputy national coordinator of the Left Democrats. Then he became a founding member of the Democratic Party.[1] He has been a member of the parliament since 2006 with the party, representing the Liguria district.[1] He served in different parliamentary commissions.[1] In 2009, he was made the head of the justice forum of the Democratic Party.[1] He is known as one of the "Young Turks" in the Italian politics.[4]

He was appointed minister of environment in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Enrico Letta on 28 April 2013.[3][5] Orlando succeeded Corrado Clini in the aforementioned post.[4] In February 2014 Orlando was appointed minister of justice in the government led by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.[6][7][8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Andrea Orlando". European Commission. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  2. "The team of the Renzi government" (PDF). Intel Group. February 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Roe, Alex (29 April 2013). "Who Are Italy’s New Ministers?". Italy Chronicles. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Matteo Carriero (28 April 2013). "Andrea Orlando, il nuovo Ministro dell’Ambiente è uno dei giovani turchi". Ecologiae. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  5. "Italy's new cabinet lineup". Xinhua. Rome. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  6. "Andrea Orlando". International Journalism Festival. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  7. "Matteo Renzi and Cabinet sworn in". Trade Bridge Consultants. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  8. Andrew Frye; Chiara Vasarri (22 February 2014). "Renzi Sworn in as Italian Premeir [sic] After Toppling Letta". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Corrado Clini
Italian Minister of the Environment
Succeeded by
Gian Luca Galletti
Preceded by
Annamaria Cancellieri
Italian Minister of Justice