Emanuele Macaluso

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Emanuele Macaluso
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Member of the Senate
In office
4 July 1976 – 22 April 1992
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
16 May 1963 – 4 July 1976
Personal details
Born (1924-03-21) 21 March 1924 (age 96)
Caltanissetta, Italy
Political partyPCI (1943-1991)
PDS (1991-1998)
DS (1998-2007)
OccupationSyndacalist, politician

Emanuele Macaluso (born 21 March 1924) is an Italian syndicalist and politician.


In 1941, Macaluso clandestinely joined the Communist Party of Italy and took part in the Sicilian trade union movement,[1] and from 1947 to 1956, he has been regional secretary of the Italian General Confederation of Labour.[2]

In 1958, once elected to the Sicilian Regional Assembly,[3] Macaluso was one of the creators of the so-called "milazzismo", named after Silvio Milazzo, elected president of the Sicilian Region, which led to the birth of a regional government supported by communists, socialists, monarchists and the Italian Social Movement. Macaluso's work was applauded by Palmiro Togliatti himself.[4]

In the party, Macaluso was a member of the meliorist current, together with the future President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano, and in 1963 he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies, holding the seat until 1976, when he was elected to the Senate; he left the Parliament in 1992. In those years, he has been a member of the Political Secretariat under Palmiro Togliatti, Luigi Longo and Enrico Berlinguer.[5]

From 1982 to 1986, Macaluso has been editor-in-chief of L'Unità.[5]

Since its birth in 2007, Macaluso has always been critical to the Democratic Party, accusing it of not having a strong identity.[6]


  1. ^ "Macaluso: 'I miei 50 anni dentro il Pci'". La Repubblica. 5 March 2004. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Macaluso: "La Cgil e la Sicilia, i miei anni decisivi"". Rassegna.it. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Biography on the Sicilian Regional Assembly's website". ars.sicilia.it. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Emanuele Macaluso: "Sicilia addio"". L'Espresso. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Macaluso, una vita difficile: "Io, comunista, in galera per adulterio"". La Repubblica. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Emanuele Macaluso alla Stampa: "Pd al capolinea, fra Renzi e D'Alema gara fra bugiardi"". The Huffington Post. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2018.