Humanist Party (Italy)
The Humanist Party (Partito Umanista, PU) is a minor political party in Italy. Its long-time leader was Giorgio Schultze, who is currently spokesman of the Humanist Movement in Europe. Founded in 1985, the party is a member of the Humanist International. It has never been represented in either the Italian Chamber of Deputies or the Italian Senate, the two houses of the Parliament of Italy.
The party did not take part to the 2008 general election, but some Humanist activists ran as independents in the lists of The Left – The Rainbow and For the Common Good, both left-wing coalitions. In the 2009 European Parliament election Schultze will stand as a candidate for Italy of Values (IdV). This choice was criticized by those who acknowledged the IdV's law and order policies over immigration.