Italian Renewal

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Italian Renewal
Rinnovamento Italiano
Leader Lamberto Dini
Founded 27 February 1996
Dissolved 17 March 2002
Merged into Democracy is Freedom – The Daisy
Ideology Centrism
National affiliation The Olive Tree
European affiliation European People's Party[1][2][3]
European Parliament group EPP-ED[4]
Politics of Italy
Political parties

Italian Renewal (Italian: Rinnovamento Italiano, RI), officially the Dini List – Italian Renewal (Lista Dini – Rinnovamento Italiano, LD–RI) was a liberal[5] and centrist political party in Italy.

It was founded in 1996 by Lamberto Dini, the outgoing Prime Minister, along with former Liberals, Socialists, Christian Democrats, Republicans and Social Democrats. The party joined the The Olive Tree centre-left coalition led by Romano Prodi. In the 1996 general election RI, that gave hospitality in its lists to the Italian Socialists, Patto Segni and Italian Democratic Movement, won 4.3% of the vote. In the event, party won 26 seats at the Chamber:

The party also won 11 seats at the Senate:

After the election Lamberto Dini became Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tiziano Treu minister of Labour in the Prodi I Cabinet.

In 2001–2002 the party joined Democracy is Freedom – The Daisy (DL). RI members in DL formed a faction within the party, named simply Renewal, consisting of around 10% of the party members. In 2007 several members of this association including Dini broke away from DL to form the Liberal Democrats.


  1. ^ Daniela Giannetti and Kenneth Benoit (edited by), Intra-party Politics and Coalition Governments, Routledge, Oxon 2008
  2. ^ Thomas Jansen; Steven Van Hecke (28 June 2011). At Europe's Service: The Origins and Evolution of the European People's Party. Springer. pp. 64–. ISBN 978-3-642-19413-9. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rinnovamento italiano ammesso nel Ppe". Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  4. ^ "Parlement Européen 1999". Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  5. ^ Maurizio Cotta; Luca Verzichelli (12 May 2007). Political Institutions of Italy. Oxford University Press. pp. 39–. ISBN 978-0-19-928470-2. Retrieved 24 August 2012.