Giovanni Berlinguer MEP
|Member of the European Parliament|
14 June 2004 – 2009
|Born||9 July 1924|
|Died||6 April 2015 (aged 90)|
|Political party||Democratici di Sinistra|
Giovanni Berlinguer (Italian pronunciation: [berliŋˈɡwɛr]), Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI, (9 July 1924 – 6 April 2015) was an Italian politician and Professor of Social Medicine. He was born in Sassari, Sardinia, the son of Mario Berlinguer.
He ran for the secretarship of the Democrats of the Left (DS) in 2001, being defeated by Piero Fassino 61.8% to 34.1%. From 2004 to 2009 he was a Member of the European Parliament representing the DS and sits with the Party of European Socialists group.
He died in Rome at the age of 90.
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