|Member of the Chamber of Deputies|
|Member of the European Parliament|
12 October 1959 |
|Political party||Italian Communist Party (until 1991)
Communist Refoundation Party (1991-1998)
Party of Italian Communists (1998-2009)
Communist Party (since 2009)
Marco Rizzo (born on 12 October 1959 in Turin) is an Italian politician and was a Member of the European Parliament for the North-West with the Party of Italian Communists, Member of the Bureau of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left and is vice-chair of the European Parliament's Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection.
In 1986-1991, he was a member of the Turin Province party executive of the Italian Communist Party (PCI), and joined the Communist Refoundation Party (PRC) in 1991, serving as its representative to the Council of the Turin Province until 1995. Between 1994 and 2004, he served in the Chamber of Deputies of Italy. In 1995-1998, he was coordinator of the National Secretariat of the PRC, then left to become a founding member and Italian Parliament group-leader of the Party of Italian Communists (until 2004).
In July 2009, after his expulsion from the Party of Italian Communists (having supported the IdV's candidate Gianni Vattimo in the 2009 European election), he founded a new party called Communists – Popular Left (then renamed Communist Party).
He is an atheist.
- Personal profile of Marco Rizzo in the European Parliament's database of members
- Declaration (PDF) of financial interests (in Italian)
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