Pole of Freedoms
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|Pole of Freedoms
Polo delle Libertà
|Leader||Silvio Berlusconi, Umberto Bossi|
|Succeeded by||Pole for Freedoms|
|Politics of Italy
The alliance was composed primarily of Forza Italia and the Lega Nord, but also included Christian Democratic Centre and the Union of the Centre. The Pole of Freedoms was present only in Northern Italy, while the Pole of Good Government, composed of Forza Italia and the National Alliance, was present in Southern Italy. The National Alliance appeared on ballots individually in the North.
However, the term "Pole of Freedoms" (as that of "Pole of Good Government") had no official character: the logo that identified the coalition included just the symbols of the lists that were part of the alliance (furthermore, this symbol was only present for the election of the Senate).
After the fall of the Berlusconi I Cabinet because of disagreements with the Lega Nord, the alliance ended. Afterwards Forza Italia, the National Alliance and Christian Democratic Centre formed another coalition, the Pole for Freedoms, which in 2001, after the re-entry of Lega Nord, was renamed the House of Freedoms.