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Italy: Political parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative

Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Fratelli d’Italia

Brothers of Italy
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
Government

Fratelli d’Italia is a right-wing party and currently represented in parliament with 119 MPs.

The party espouses conservative values, including the protection of Italian culture, traditions, and national identity.

Lega

League
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
Government

Lega (Lega Nord) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in the parliament with 66 MPs.

The Lega espouses right-wing and nationalist positions. They emphasize national identity and sovereignty, particularly regarding immigration and regional autonomy.

Forza Italia

Go Italy
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
Government

Forza Italia is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 45 seats.

Forza Italia is a conservative party and espouses economic liberal and pro-European positions. The party emphasizes the importance of individual freedom and the market economy.

NM

Us Moderates
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
Government

NM (Noi moderati) is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 7 MPs.

Partito Democratico

Democratic Party
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Partito Democratico is a center-left party and currently represented in parliament with 69 MPs.

PD espouses social democratic values, including social justice, equality, and the protection of civil rights.

Movimento 5 Stelle

Five Star Movement
Transversal
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Movimento 5 Stelle is a party of undefinable orientation that is currently represented in parliament with 52 seats.

M5S espouses a wide range of political positions that are often seen as anti-corruption, anti-oligarchic, and pro-citizen. It advocates for direct democracy and transparency in politics.

A/IV

Azione/Italia Viva
Liberal politics
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

A/IV (Azione/Italia Viva) is a liberal party and currently represented in parliament with 21 MPs.

AVS

Italian Left / Green Europe
Left-wing
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

AVS (Alleanza Verdi e Sinistra) is a left party that is currently represented in parliament with 12 seats.

AVS advocates progressive and ecological values. They are committed to environmental protection, social justice, and promoting sustainable development.

Più Europa

More Europe
Liberal politics
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Più Europa is a liberal party that is currently represented in parliament with 2 seats.

Piu Europa emphasizes the values of the European Union, including peace, democracy, and human rights. They advocate for an open and inclusive society.

IC

Civic Commitment
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

IC (Impegno Civico) is a center-left party that is currently represented in parliament with 1 seats.

MAIE

Associative Movement of Italians Abroad
Regional interests
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

MAIE (Movimento Associativo Italiani all'Estero) is a regional interest party and currently represented in parliament with 1 MPs.

SVP

South Tyrolean People's Party
Regional interests
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

SVP (Partito Popolare Sudtirolese) is a regional interest party and currently represented in parliament with 1 MPs.

ScN

South calls North
Regional interests
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

ScN (Sud chiama Nord) is a regional interest party that is currently represented in parliament with 1 seats.

VdA

Aosta Valley
Regional interests
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

VdA (Vallée d'Aoste) is a regional interest party that is currently represented in the parliament with 1 MPs.

AP

Popular Alternative
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
No seats

AP (Alternativa Popolare) is a center-right party from Italy.

Azione

Action
Liberal politics
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Azione is a liberal party from Italy.

Azione is a progressive and pro-European party. They advocate for the promotion of human rights, environmental protection, and social justice.

DSp

Sovereign Popular Democracy
Transversal
?
EU Parliament
No seats

DSp (Democrazia Sovrana Popolare) is a party of undefinable orientation from Italy.

Italexit

Italexit
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Italexit is a right-wing party from Italy.

Italexit emphasizes the sovereignty and independence of Italy. They view EU membership as a constraint on national decision-making.

Italia Viva

Italy Alive
Liberal politics
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Italia Viva is a liberal party from Italy.

Italia Viva emphasizes liberal values such as individual freedom and economic competition. At the same time, they advocate for social justice and education support.

Libertà

Freedom
Unknown
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Libertà is a party from Italy.

PTD

Peace Land Dignity
Left-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

PTD (Pace Terra Dignità) is a left party from Italy.

UP

People's Union
Left-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

UP (Unione Popolare) is a left party from Italy.