Angela Bottari, one of the first female parliamentarians, has passed away at the age of 78 after a long illness. Born in Giampilieri, she was politically active from a young age, joining the Italian Communist Party in 1968 and later becoming a symbol of feminism. She held important roles within the party and was known for her dedication to women’s rights. After serving as a national deputy for three terms, she left Parliament to become the secretary of the party’s federation in Messina. Her death has been met with an outpouring of condolences and gratitude for her contributions to politics and women’s rights. Many have praised her as a true political figure and a champion for the marginalized. Tonino Frisina described her as a “communist at heart” who spent her life fighting for political and civil causes, particularly those affecting women.
Messina, è morta a 78 anni Angela Bottari: una delle prime donne parlamentari della storia