Umberto Bossi

Picture of Umberto Bossi

Date of Birth: 09/19/1941

Age: 75

Place of birth: Cassano Manago

Citizenship: Italy


The leader of the Northern League, Umberto Bossi, a key ally of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has decided to withdraw from the government, which served as minister of constitutional reforms. Bossi act is regarded as a further blow to the ruling coalition. After the failure of the recent elections to the European Parliament all tripartii-ally Berlusconi movement "Forza Italia!" Put forward their political demands, threatening to leave the cabinet of ministers. Northern League demands soon implement a program federalization Italy, with which it came to the government. It is also believed that Bossi solution can be associated with poor health - in March, he was hospitalized with acute heart attack.

Born September 19, 1941, near Varese in northern Italy. He worked as a technician at a hospital in the city of Pavia, he studied at the university. In 1982 he founded an independent Lombard League, which two years later was renamed LiguSevera. The League stands for separation from Italy industrialized northern regions. Not once summoned to court on charges of insulting the authorities and attempted to territorial integrity. Sentenced to short terms of imprisonment (usually suspended) or a fine.

Divorced. He has two sons.