Bersaniani

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Bersaniani refers to the faction around Pier Luigi Bersani, since 2009 leader of the Democratic Party, a political party in Italy.

Bersaniani, who were formerly affiliated with Dalemiani (the faction around Massimo D'Alema), represent traditional social democracy within the party and have their power base in the "red" regions, mainly Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany. Since his election as secretary, Bersani gained autonomy from D'Alema, but they are still close allies. Bersani's main supporters include Maurizio Migliavacca, Virginio Merola, Vasco Errani, Enrico Rossi, Nicola Zingaretti, Stefano Fassina, Andrea Orlando and Matteo Orfini.[1]

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