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Rita Borsellino (2 June 1945 – 15 August 2018) was an Italian Sicilian anti-Mafia activist and politician. She was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Democratic Party.[1] She was on the European Parliament from 2009 to 2014. Borsellino was born in Palermo, Italy.

On 4 March 2012 she ran in a centre-left open primary for the seat of Mayor of Palermo, but was defeated by independent candidate Fabrizio Ferrandelli.[2]

Borsellino died in Palermo on 15 August 2018 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 73.[3]