Italy: Political parties at a glance

Comprehensible info on all major parties in the country

Parties in the parliament

Civica Popolare

Name Civica Popolare
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: Civica Popolare

Forza Italia

Forza Italia has already undergone dissolution as well as re-establishment since its founding in 1994. Founded by a business enterprise, the party offered a lot of room for controversial discussions. Thus, in addition to an economic liberal point of view and a conservative ethical orientation, it also focuses on populism. In a merger with Il Popolo della Libertà, Forza Italia was able to win a majority in parliament in 2008.
Name Forza Italia
Translation Go Italy
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
Political orientation Centre-right
Latest electoral trend 7.7% - Declining trend
All information at a glance: Forza Italia

Fratelli d’Italia

The Fratelli d'Italia, also known as the Brothers of Italy, is a right-wing nationalist, fascist as well as populist party represented in parliament with 37 deputies. The origins of the Fratelli d'Italia lie in the Movimento Sociale Italiano party, which was founded in 1946 and was already known as a radical and fascist party at the time. Thus, to this day, the two parties share many viewpoints, such as opposition to abortion and skepticism of a high immigration rate. The Fratelli d'Italia do not reject the European Union per se, but call for strongly confederal reforms.
Name Fratelli d’Italia
Translation Brothers of Italy
Group in the EU Parliament ECR
Political orientation Right-wing
Latest electoral trend 24.8% - Rising trend
All information at a glance: Fratelli d’Italia

Italia Europa Insieme

Name Italia Europa Insieme
Political orientation Centre-left
All information at a glance: Italia Europa Insieme

Lega

Founded in 1989 from a merger of many small parties, the Lega party is particularly strong in the north, hence its old name "Lega Nord". Despite various currents, the political current is often classified as center-right. In addition to demands to keep migration policies strict, the Lega primarily advocates the federalization of Italy. With 131 seats, it is the strongest party in the Italian parliament.
Name Lega Nord
Translation League
Group in the EU Parliament ID
Political orientation Right-wing
Latest electoral trend 12.2% - Declining trend
All information at a glance: Lega

Liberi e Uguali

Name Liberi e Uguali
Political orientation Left-wing
Latest electoral trend 2.6% - Declining trend
All information at a glance: Liberi e Uguali

Movimento 5 Stelle

With its founding year in 2009, the Movimento 5 Stelle is one of the young parties in Italian politics. The Movimento 5 Stelle, often known as the Five Star Movement, focuses on five primary issues in its election program. Thus, issues of general development, environment, transportation, energy, as well as water are the party's core mission. The Movimento 5 Stelle is considered EU-skeptical as well as populist. The Movimento 5 Stelle follows a young and innovative course in which the electorate is to be more involved. For example, voting and joint projects are sometimes made available for selection on the Internet.
Name Movimento 5 Stelle
Translation Five Star Movement
Group in the EU Parliament Non-Inscrits
Political orientation Transversal
Latest electoral trend 13.3% - Rising trend
All information at a glance: Movimento 5 Stelle

Noi con l’Italia

Noi con l'Italia or "We with Italy" is a Christian democratic and liberal conservative party that represents an amalgamation of even smaller parties with similar political views. Together with Forza Italia, Noi con l'Italia represents the political center in the Italian political sphere. Today it is considered a small party with no seats in the Senate. On issues of migration policy, Noi con l'Italia is not hostile, but favors a regulated and controlled process of immigration and repatriation of rejected asylum seekers.
Name Noi con l’Italia
Political orientation Centre-right
Latest electoral trend 0.6% - Stable trend
All information at a glance: Noi con l’Italia

Partito Democratico

The Partito Democratico is one of Italy's larger parties and is known for a social-democratic, left-liberal, and Christian-social outlook. The party's precursor is the so-called "Historical Compromise," which was intended to act as a mediation attempt between Communists and Christian Democrats in the 1970s. The revolutionary idea of communism was rejected; instead, the Partito Democratico focused on social issues and the interests of workers. Individual currents within the party are also conspicuous for having members who are both strongly Christian and left-liberal.
Name Partito Democratico
Translation Democratic Party
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
Political orientation Centre-left
Latest electoral trend 21.5% - Declining trend
All information at a glance: Partito Democratico

Partito Popolare Sudtirolese

Name Partito Popolare Sudtirolese
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: Partito Popolare Sudtirolese

Più Europa

Name Più Europa
Translation More Europe
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Political orientation Liberal politics
Latest electoral trend 2.1% - Stable trend
All information at a glance: Più Europa

Other important parties

A/IV

Name Azione/Italia Viva
Translation Azione/Italia Viva
Political orientation Liberal politics
Latest electoral trend 6.7% - Rising trend
All information at a glance: A/IV

AVS

Name Alleanza Verdi e Sinistra
Translation Italian Left / Green Europe
Political orientation Left-wing
Latest electoral trend 3.5% - Stable trend
All information at a glance: AVS

Italexit

Italy's exit from the European Union, that is the primary goal of the Italexit party. The well-known senator Gianluigi Paragone created it in the summer of 2020 in response to Britain's exit from the European Union (Brexit). With no seats in parliament, the party is also informally considered a political movement, rather than a full-fledged party. Although the topic of a possible Italexit keeps coming up, the Italexit party is considered more of a minor force within the Italian political spectrum.
Name Italexit
Translation Italexit
Political orientation Transversal
Latest electoral trend 2.7% - Stable trend
All information at a glance: Italexit

NM

Name Noi moderati
Translation Us Moderates
Political orientation Centre-right
Latest electoral trend 1.7% - Rising trend
All information at a glance: NM

Potere al Popolo

Name Potere al Popolo
Translation Power to the People
Group in the EU Parliament Left
Political orientation Far left
Latest electoral trend 0.7% - Stable trend
All information at a glance: Potere al Popolo
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