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Alberto Michelini

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Alberto Michelini
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
2 July 1987 – 27 April 2006
Member of the European Parliament
In office
17 June 1984 – 12 June 1994
Personal details
Born (1941-07-25) 25 July 1941 (age 78)
Rome, Italy
Political partyChristian Democracy (till 1994)
Segni Pact (1994)
Forza Italia (1995-2006)
Alma materSapienza University of Rome
OccupationJournalist, politician

Alberto Michelini (born 25 July 1941) is an Italian journalist and politician, former Deputy and Member of the European Parliament.


Michelini began his journalistic career in the late 1970s at the TG1 as host and special correspondent: he was one of the first who interviewed Pope John Paul II and later wrote ten books about his pontificate. In 1981, Michelini, as correspondent in Vatican City, documented the Pope John Paul II assassination attempt.[1]

An expert of Vatican history, Michelini joined the Christian Democracy with which he is elected to the European Parliament in 1984[2] and 1989[3] and to the Chamber of Deputies in 1987 and 1992.

In 1994, Michelini is re-elected to the Chamber of Deputies with the Segni Pact,[4] but left the party after few months.[5] The following year, Michelini joined Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia[6] and became the Pole for Freedoms candidate for the office of President of Lazio at the 1995 regional election but is defeated by the Olive Tree candidate and former colleague Piero Badaloni.[7][8]

In 2006, Michelini left Forza Italia due to his contrariness in supporting the candidacy of Gianni Alemanno as Mayor of Rome and gave his support to the incumbent Mayor Walter Veltroni.[9]


  1. ^ "Commemorazione del VII anniversario della visita di Papa Giovanni II al Parlamento italiano". 12 November 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Sfida a tre per il voto europeo". La Repubblica. 9 May 1984. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Martinazzoli sarà capolista a Nordovest, Goria il numero due". La Repubblica. 9 May 1989. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Il ministro, il 'prete' e l'uomo delle tivvù..." La Repubblica. 19 February 1994. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Amato se ne va, il Patto si sgretola". La Repubblica. 27 April 1994. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Da nemico a alleato, così Michelini lancia il 'ribaltino'". La Repubblica. 11 January 1995. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  7. ^ "E all'ombra del Cupolone si sfidano i due mezzibusti". La Repubblica. 30 March 1995. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Verificati i voti, vince Badaloni". La Repubblica. 13 May 1995. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Michelini, i moderati con Veltroni". La Repubblica. 30 April 2006. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  • Files about his parliamentary activities (in Italian): X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, legislature
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