Autonomist Federation

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Autonomist Federation
Fédération Autonomiste
Secretary vacant
President Cristina Vasini
Headquarters 50, rue de Chambéry
11100 Aosta/Aoste
Membership unknown
Ideology Regionalism
Centrism
Christian democracy
Social liberalism
Social democracy
Political position Centre to centre-left
International affiliation none
European affiliation none
European Parliament group no MEPs
Regional Coalition Vallée d'Aoste
Chamber of Deputies
0 / 630
Senate
0 / 315
European Parliament
0 / 73
Council of the Valley
0 / 35
Website
http://www.federationautonomiste.org/
Politics of Aosta Valley
Political parties
Elections

The Autonomist Federation (French: Fédération Autonomiste, FA) is a regionalist,[1] centrist,[1] 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.

History[edit]

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.[2]

In the 2001 FA was merged with the Autonomists into Edelweiss (SA), but, following the 2003 regional election (in which SA won 19.8% of the vote), it re-gained its autonomy in 2004.[3]

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).[4] 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.[5] In 2013 a larger group of Socialists, led by Leonardo La Torre, a former party secretary, left[6] and joined the Valdostan Union.[7][8]

In the 2013 regional election FA ran a joint list with the Union of Christian and Centre Democrats.[9][10] 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.[11][12] As a result, Lavoyer resigned from party leader.[13][14]

Leadership[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
  2. ^ Consiglio Regionale della Valle d'Aosta - Le Legislature dal dopoguerra a oggi
  3. ^ http://www.stella-alpina.org/LastoriadellaStellaAlpina_1_0_229.aspx
  4. ^ Regione Valle d'Aosta
  5. ^ Il Coordinamento politco di FA espelle alcuni esponenti socialisti radicali: Crea si dimette qualche ora prima per evitare l'onta della radiazione. Esempi di incoerenza e conf...
  6. ^ Leonardo La Torre ed i suoi "fedelissimi" lasciano la Fédération Autonomiste per «un nuovo percorso politico» | 12vda
  7. ^ La Stampa - Uv, scelti gli ultimi cinque candidati
  8. ^ Elezioni regionali, scelti gli ultimi 5 candidati dell'Uv - AostaSera.it
  9. ^ La Stampa - Regionali, la Fédération Autonomiste stringe un'alleanza con l'Udc
  10. ^ Nozze Fédération-Udc per le elezioni regionali
  11. ^ http://elezioni.regione.vda.it/VotiLista.aspx?idele=113&L=I&ord=1&setcar=n
  12. ^ http://elezioni.regione.vda.it/Seggi.aspx?idele=113&L=I&ord=1&setcar=n
  13. ^ La Stampa - Il dramma della Fédération “Penalizzati dal caso Bccv e traditi dai nostri ex alleati”
  14. ^ Crollo Fédération, persi quasi 3mila voti rispetto al 2008: "Ora serve un cambiamento" - AostaSera.it
  15. ^ Cristina Vasini: 'Le forze autonomiste regionali si uniscano in una grande federazione' - AostaSera.it
  16. ^ Leonardo La Torre alla guida della Fédération Autonomiste: 'garantire il benessere dei valdostani' | 12vda
  17. ^ La Stampa - Lavoyer segretario della Fédération "Io non devo chiarire nulla, nessuno mi ha contestato alcun illecito"

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