Born in Salerno, member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies since 1992, Pecoraro Scanio is the leader and current president of the Italian Green Party, one of the parties making up the ruling coalition in the new Italian government. He also served as Minister for Agriculture from 2000 to 2001 in the cabinet of Giuliano Amato.
Pecoraro Scanio is openly bisexual. He came out in 2000, becoming the first Italian minister ever to do so, and has often been insulted by a number of far right and populist movements. In June 2005, at a festival organized by the Northern League, a banner stating "Rape Pecoraro" was shown, which caused immediate outcry.
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