Italy First (political party)
The party was launched as a "political association" in October 2013 by Gianni Alemanno, a former mayor of Rome (2008–2013) for The People of Freedom (PdL). A long-time politician of the Italian Social Movement and National Alliance, he had left the PdL a few days earlier. Soon after the party took part to the process of enlargement of Brothers of Italy (FdI), a party led by Giorgia Meloni, through "Workshop for Italy" and was finally integrated into FdI in March 2014.
The founding manifesto of the party included criticism of the PdL, its participation in the European People's Party and its compliance to Europeanism and economic liberalism. One of the first political campaigns of the new party was against the euro currency.