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The Greens Greens (Verdi Verdi) is an liberal-environmentalist political party in Italy. The party, active above all in Piedmont, does not have a headquarters and is characterized by family management.[1] The logo of the party is a bear that laughs and that greets.

The party was founded in January 1991 by Maurizio Lupi, a physical education teacher and former member of Christian Democracy and of the Federation of the Greens.

The party ran for the first time in a general election in 1992. The party got 0.07% of the vote for the Chamber and 0.09% for the Senate. In 1997 Maurzio Lupi ran in the municipal elections of Turin for mayor and got 0.74% of the vote, while the Greens Greens list got 0.81% of the vote.[2] In 1999 Alessandro Lupi, the brother of Maurizio, ran in the provincial elections of Turin, getting 2% of the vote.

In 2003 the Greens Greens ran in the provincial elections of Rome, with the local exponent Roberto De Santis. The candidate got 0.51% of the vote and the list got 0.56%. In 2004 the party ran in the European elections with the Federalist Greens using the logo of Abolizione Scorporo, which was already used in some divisions by the House of Freedoms in the 2001 general elections. The list got only 0.49% of the vote. In the 2004 provincial elections of Turin the Greens Greens supported the centre-right candidate Franco Botta, while Maurizio Lupi ran autonomously with the list "Peace-No Incinerator".

In the 2005 Piedmontese regional elections the Greens Greens supported the centre-right candidate Enzo Ghigo; the list got 23,761 votes and the 1.16% of the vote, electing the secretary Maurzio Lupi. In the 2006 general elections the party ran in the House of Freedoms coalition with the logo "The Ambienta-list – Democratic Ecologists", after that the Court of Cassation rejected the previously presented logo. In the 2008 general elections Alessandro Lupi ran for the Chamber in The People of Freedom's list, in the division Piedmont 1, but he wasn't elected. In the 2009 provincial elections of Turin the party supported the candidate Renzo Rabellino, leader of the No Euro Movement; the list got the 0.38% of the vote. In the 2010 Piedmontese regional elections the Greens Greens supported the centre-right candidate Roberto Cota, winning the 1.76% of the vote and one seat. For the first time the Greens greens got a better result than the Federation of the Greens, stopped to the 0.76% of the vote. In the 2014 Piedmontese regional elections the list supported the candidate of Forza Italia Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, but got only the 0.27% of the vote and no seats.

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