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 Liberalism
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
Elections

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.

History[edit]

The party 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, which gave hospitality in its lists to the Italian Socialists, Segni Pact 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 October 2001 the party joined Democracy is Freedom – The Daisy (DL), which became a unified party in March 2002. 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.

Electoral results[edit]

Italian Parliament[edit]

Chamber of Deputies
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
1996 1,627,380 (#8) 4.3
36 / 630
Lamberto Dini
Senate of the Republic
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
1996 with Ulivo
11 / 315
Lamberto Dini

European Parliament[edit]

European Parliament
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
1999 353,890 (#16) 1.1
1 / 87
Lamberto Dini

References[edit]

  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. p. 64. ISBN 978-3-642-19413-9. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rinnovamento italiano ammesso nel Ppe". Archiviostorico.corriere.it. Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  4. ^ "Parlement Européen 1999". Europe-politique.eu. Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  5. ^ Maurizio Cotta; Luca Verzichelli (12 May 2007). Political Institutions of Italy. Oxford University Press. p. 39. ISBN 978-0-19-928470-2. Retrieved 24 August 2012.