Jean-Léonard Touadi



Jean-Léonard Touadi
(born 25 January 1959 in BrazzavilleRepublic of the Congo) is an Italian journalist, author and politician. Touadi was raised in France and immigrated to Italy in 1979. There, he rose to prominence as a television journalist and as Rome‘s Deputy Mayor in charge of security.

In 2008, he was elected to the Italian Parliament, becoming Italy’s third black Member of Parliament (MP) and the first MP from sub-Saharan Africa with Italy of Values Party. On 2008, July 11, few months after his elections he left the IDV Party and joined the Democratic Party.

He is married to Cristina, an Italian woman, and they have two daughters: Sophie-Claire (2005) and Sandrine (2007).