Centre-right coalition

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Centre-right coalition
Coalizione di centrodestra
Leader Silvio Berlusconi
Founded 18 November 2007
Preceded by House of Freedoms
Political position Centre-right
Colours Blue
Chamber of Deputies
125 / 630
Senate
117 / 315
Regional Government
4 / 20
Politics of Italy
Political parties
Elections

Centre-right coalition (Italian: Coalizione di centrodestra) refers to a political alliance of political parties in Italy, which contested the 2008 and the 2013 general elections under the leadership of Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister in 1994–1995, 2001–2006 and 2008–2011. The centre-right coalition succeeded the House of Freedoms, which had existed from 2000 to 2008.

2008 general election[edit]

The coalition was launched after the dissolution of the House of Freedoms after the merger of Forza Italia, National Alliance and minor allied parties to form The People of Freedom (PdL). The leader of the coalition and its Prime Ministerial candidate remained Berlusconi, who was also the leader of the PdL. In the 2008 general election the coalition was as follows:

Party Ideology Leader
The People of Freedom (PdL) Liberal conservatism, Christian democracy Silvio Berlusconi
Lega Nord (LN) Regionalism, Federalism Umberto Bossi
Movement for Autonomy (MpA) Regionalism, Christian democracy Raffaele Lombardo

2013 general election[edit]

The coalition ran also for the 2013 general election, under Berlusconi's leadership. In the event, it included, among others:

Party Ideology Leader
The People of Freedom (PdL) Liberal conservatism, Christian democracy Silvio Berlusconi
Lega Nord (LN) Regionalism, Federalism Roberto Maroni
Brothers of Italy (FdI) National conservatism, Italian nationalism Giorgia Meloni
The Right (LD) National conservatism, Post-fascism Francesco Storace
Movement for the Autonomies (MpA) Regionalism, Christian democracy Raffaele Lombardo

Current composition[edit]

In 2013 Berlusconi refounded Forza Italia. Most of the Christian-democratic faction of the former PdL, led by Angelino Alfano, left to form the New Centre-Right. The coalition, which functions only at local level, is composed of the following parties:

Party Ideology Leader
Forza Italia (FI) Liberal conservatism, Christian democracy Silvio Berlusconi
Lega Nord (LN) Regionalism, Federalism Matteo Salvini
New Centre-Right (NCD) Conservatism, Christian democracy Angelino Alfano
Brothers of Italy (FdI) National conservatism, Italian nationalism Giorgia Meloni

Electoral results[edit]

Italian Parliament[edit]

Chamber of Deputies
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2008 17,064,506 (#1) 46.8
344 / 630
Silvio Berlusconi
2013 9,923,109 (#2) 29.2
125 / 630
Decrease 219
Silvio Berlusconi
Senate of the Republic
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2008 15,508,899 (#1) 47.3
174 / 315
Silvio Berlusconi
2013 9,405,679 (#2) 30.7
117 / 315
Decrease 57
Silvio Berlusconi

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