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Sergio Balanzino

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Sergio Balanzino, October 1998

Sergio Silvio Balanzino (20 June 1934 – 25 February 2018) was an Italian diplomat.[1] Balanzino was born in Bologna, Italy.

He served as the Italian ambassador to Canada from May 1990 to January 1994. He then became the Deputy Secretary General of NATO before briefly becoming acting Secretary General twice. Firstly by replacing Manfred Wörner on August 13, 1994 after the latter resigned in the last stages of cancer. He was then replaced by Willy Claes on October 17, 1994 who resigned on alleged corruption charges on October 20, 1995.

Balanzino, who had gone back to being Deputy, again took over the reins until he was replaced on December 5, 1995 by Javier Solana.[1] He died in Rome in February 2018.[2]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 "NATO Deputy Secretary General". NATO. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  2. "SERGIO SILVIO BALANZINO - Scheda Defunto - Necrologi Corriere della Sera". necrologi.corriere.it. Retrieved 2022-02-28.