Pact for Italy

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Pact for Italy
Patto per l'Italia
Leader Mariotto Segni
Mino Martinazzoli
Member parties People's Party,
Segni Pact,
Republican Party
Founded January 1994
Dissolved March 1994
Political position Centre
Politics of Italy
Political parties

The Pact for Italy (Italian: Patto per l'Italia) was a centrist[1][2] electoral alliance in Italy, launched by Mario Segni and Mino Martinazzoli in 1994.

It was composed of the Italian People's Party (PPI, the successor to Christian Democracy) and Segni Pact.[3] The alliance finished third in the 1994 general election, behind the centre-right Pole of Freedoms/Pole of Good Government and the left-wing Alliance of Progressives. The alliance returned 33 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.[4]

Originally Lega Nord was also to join the alliance, but LN leader Umberto Bossi decided to join Silvio Berlusconi's Pole of Freedoms instead.

After the election, the alliance was disbanded. The PPI suffered a split of those who wanted to join Berlusconi's centre-right (the United Christian Democrats of Rocco Buttiglione) and those who wanted to ally with the left-wing Democratic Party of the Left. Segni Pact become a minor force and formed a joint list, within the centre-left coalition The Olive Tree, with Italian Renewal and the Italian Socialists for 1996 general election called the Pact of Democrats.


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