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Marco Pannella
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Secretary of the Radical Party
In office
Preceded by Francesco Rutelli
Succeeded by Roberto Cicciomessere
In office
Preceded by Bruno Villabruna
Succeeded by Gianfranco 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
Nationality Italian
Political party
  • Italian Liberal Party
  • Radical Party
  • Pannella List
  • Bonino List
  • Italian Radicals
Other political
Transnational Radical Party
Profession Journalist

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

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. He was an atheist.

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

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