State funeral in Italy for the former interior minister



Roberto Maroni was 67 years old and was battling ‘a serious illness’

The Italian Council of Ministers unanimously approved this Thursday (24) the state funeral of the Italian politician Roberto Maroni, of the ultranationalist party of the League, which will be held tomorrow (25) in Varese.

“After the death of the honorable Roberto Maroni, the Council of Ministers approved the celebration in the form of a state funeral”, reads the final note of the government meeting, adding that the expenses will be borne by the family members.

Maroni died last Tuesday (22), at the age of 67, at his home in Varese, together with his closest relatives. He had been there since an illness worsened – which was not reported by the family.

During his political career, the Italian was twice Minister of the Interior (1994-1995 and 2008-2011), Minister of Labor (2001-2006) and Governor of the Lombardy Region (2013-2018). He was also a deputy from 1992 to 2013..

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Source: Terra

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