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Emma Bonino

Italian Politician
Born Mar 9, 1948

Emma Bonino is an Italian politician, former Member of the European Parliament and current Member of the Italian Senate. She is a leading member of the Italian Radicals, a political party that supports economic and social libertarianism, and human rights. She graduated in modern languages and literature from Bocconi University in Milan in 1972.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Emma Bonino.


1948 Birth Born on March 9, 1948.


1972 24 Years Old She graduated in modern languages and literature from Bocconi University in Milan in 1972.
1975 27 Years Old In 1975, she founded the Information Centre on Sterilisation and Abortion and promoted the referendum which led to the legalisation of abortion in Italy.
1976 28 Years Old Bonino was elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies in 1976 and re-elected in 1979, 1983, 1987, 1992, 1994 and 2006.


1986 38 Years Old In 1986, she was among the promoters of a referendum against nuclear energy that led to the rejection of a civil nuclear energy programme in Italy. … Read More


1993 45 Years Old She served as the Secretary of the Transnational Radical Party in 1993–94 and the party's president in 1991–1993.
1994 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In October 1994, she was appointed Head of the Italian Government delegation to the UN General Assembly for the "Moratorium on death penalty" initiative.
1997 49 Years Old In 1997, her field of competence was widened to include consumer health protection and food safety.


1999 51 Years Old 1 More Event
On 15 March 1999, together with all the Santer Commission, she resigned due to the accusations of fraud and mismanagement against commissioner Edith Cresson. … Read More
2001 53 Years Old In December 2001, she moved to Cairo with the objective of learning the Arabic language and culture.
2003 55 Years Old In March 2003, she started a daily review of the Arabic press on Radical Radio.
2004 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2004, she organized the "Regional Conference on Democracy, Human Rights and the role of the International Penal Court, the first for an Arabic country. … Read More


A veteran legislator in Italian politics and an activist for various reform policies, she was elected as one of four Vice Presidents of the Senate on 6 May 2008.
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