Elected to Parliament on the Democratic Party’s lists, he was reconfirmed in March 2018 with the symbol of LeU. Epifani had been hit by a pulmonary embolism about a week ago, from which he seemed to have recovered. But suddenly his clinical picture worsened, until his death. The condolences were unanimous, with messages of emotion and admiration from many representatives of the political and trade union world.
Landini: “He gave birth to the union” – The secretary of the CGIL Maurizio Landini commented on his death saying that “Epifani has dedicated his life to the union”.
Enrico Letta: “Dramatic news” – The leader of the Democratic Party Enrico Letta said that his death is “dramatic news. He was leader of the union and secretary of the Democratic Party. We have decided to interrupt the meeting. We express deep condolences to all the Democrats and to the family”.
Brunetta: “Companion of many battles, an example for all” – “Bewilderment and pain for the sudden death of Guglielmo Epifani, companion of many battles – writes in a note the Minister of Public Administration Renato Brunetta -. Colleague deputy, kind, serious, balanced. Trade union manager who has spent his life on one side alone: on the side of the workers. Hi Guglielmo, you will remain an example for all of us “.
Fdi: “Serious and prepared opponent” – “In my name and in the name of the deputies of the Brothers of Italy, deep condolences for the disappearance of Guglielmo Epifani, an esteemed and prepared opponent – says the group leader of the Brothers of Italy in the Chamber, Francesco Lollobrigida -. The kindness that characterized him in the Chamber, even in the most politically distant arguments to us, the whole Assembly will miss. Our closeness to his loved ones and our heartfelt condolences to the parliamentarians of LeU. Today politics loses one of its most precious protagonists “.