Freedom and Rights

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Not to be confused with Rights and Freedom.
Freedom and Rights
Libertà e Diritti
Leader Gennaro Migliore
Split from Left Ecology Freedom
Ideology Democratic socialism
Political position Center-left
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
Colours      Red
Chamber of Deputies
9 / 630
Senate
0 / 315
European Parliament
0 / 73
Politics of Italy
Political parties
Elections

Freedom and Rights (Libertà e Diritti, LeD), whose complete name is Freedom and Rights – European Socialists (Libertà e Diritti – Socialisti Europei), is a democratic-socialist political party in Italy, which seeks to join the Party of European Socialists and is active mainly as a sub-group within the Mixed Group in the Chamber of Deputies.

The party, described by its members as a "movement" or "association", was launched in July 2014 upon a split from Left Ecology Freedom (SEL), the then-largest party to the left of the Democratic Party (PD). Right after the 2014 European Parliament election, fought by SEL within The Other Europe joint list, whose elects decided to sit in the European United Left–Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL), twelve deputies left the party, citing disagreements with the party's line and being willing to support the Renzi Cabinet.[1][2][3][1] The bulk of the splinters, nine out of twelve, joined forces in LeD[4][5][6] (where they were joined by a M5S splinter),[7] while the remaining three joined Renzi's PD.[8]

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