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Marco Pannella

Italian politician and journalist

Marco Pannella (born Giacinto Pannella; 2 May 1930 – 19 May 2016) was an Italian politician and political and human rights activist.


Marco Pannella
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Secretary of the Radical Party
In office
1981–1983
Preceded byFrancesco Rutelli
Succeeded byRoberto Cicciomessere
In office
1963–1967
Preceded byBruno Villabruna
Succeeded byGianfranco Spadaccia
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
21 April 1976 – 9 May 1994
Member of the European Parliament
In office
17 July 1979 – 6 June 2009
Personal details
Born(1930-05-02)2 May 1930
Teramo, Italy
Died(2016-05-19)19 May 2016 (aged 86)
Rome, Italy
NationalityItalian
Political party
Other political
affiliations
Transnational Radical Party
(1989–2016)
ProfessionJournalist
politician

He was the leader of the Radical Party. Between 1979 and 2009, he was a Member of the European Parliament, where he sat as a full member in the Committee on Legal Affairs, in the Committee on Budgetary Control and in the Delegation for relations with Israel.

He was also President of the Nonviolent Radical Party. He was a bisexual.[1] He was an atheist.[2]

Pannella died on 19 May 2016 of lung and liver cancer in Rome, aged 86.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pannella: «Ho amato molto tre o quattro uomini», Corriere della Sera, 11 May 2010
  2. Valter Vecellio, Marco Pannella. Biografia di un irregolare, Rubbettino, Rome, 2010, p. 172.
  3. InfoOggi. "Addio a Marco Pannella, leader della lotta politica nonviolenta". InfoOggi.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2016-05-19.

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