|Headquarters||50, rue de Chambéry
|Political position||Centre to centre-left|
|European Parliament group||no MEPs|
|Regional Coalition||Vallée d'Aoste|
|Chamber of Deputies|
|Council of the Valley|
|Politics of Aosta Valley
The Autonomist Federation (French: Fédération Autonomiste, FA) is a regionalist, centrist, social-liberal and social-democratic Italian political party active in Aosta Valley. Recently the party's ideology has tilted toward Christian democracy. The party's leader is Giorgio Lavoyer, a long-time regional councillor and former regional minister.
The party was founded in 1998 by the merger of the Autonomists Democrats Progressives, which included some Republicans, and the Autonomist People's Alliance, basically formed by former Socialists. In the 1998 regional election the party list, which included also some members of the Christian Democratic Centre and some of the United Christian Democrats, obtained 9.7% of the vote and four regional councillors.
In the 2008 regional election the party, which was part of the winning regionalist coalition, obtained 6.2% of the vote and two regional councillors (out of 35). Giorgio Lavoyer was appointed to the regional government.
In 2009 a group of Socialists, members of the Socialist Party at the national level were expelled from FA. In 2013 a larger group of Socialists, led by Leonardo La Torre, a former party secretary, left and joined the Valdotanian Union.
In the 2013 regional election FA ran a joint list with the Union of Christian and Centre Democrats. The alliance did not prove successful as FA obtained a mere 2.2% of the vote and was excluded from the Regional Council, after 15 years of continuous presence. As a result, Lavoyer resigned from party leader.
- Secretary: unknown (1998–2001), Cristina Vasini (2003–2008), Leonardo La Torre (2008–2012), Giorgio Lavoyer (2012–2013)
- President: unknown (1998–2001), Guglielmo Piccolo (2003–2008), Cristina Vasini (2008–present)
- Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck