Walter Veltroni Founder of the Italian Democratic Party

Walter Veltroni, founder of the Italian Democratic Party (PD), is considered one of the most popular Centre-Left politicians in Italy. He served as Mayor of Rome from 2001 to 2008, has been Minister of Culture and Deputy Prime Minister of Italy, from 1996 to 1998 and was candidate as Prime Minister against Silvio Berlusconi during the 2008 election.