Populars for Italy
|Populars for Italy
Popolari per l'Italia
|Founded||28 January 2014|
|Split from||Civic Choice|
|Chamber of Deputies|
|Politics of Italy
The party was launched in November 2013, following a split from Civic Choice. It constitutes joint parliamentary groups named For Italy with the Union of the Centre (UdC) and was part of Enrico Letta's government until February 2014. According to party leaders, PpI will soon merge with the UdC to form a new "centrist" party.
In February 2014 Mauro was not confirmed as minister of Defence in Renzi Cabinet, but the PpI joined the government with one deputy minister (Andrea Olivero at Agriculture) and three under-secretaries.
- President: Mario Mauro (2014–present)
- Party Leader in the Chamber of Deputies: Lorenzo Dellai (2013–present)
- Party Leader in the Senate: Lucio Romano (2013–present)
- Party Leader in the European Parliament: Giuseppe Gargani (UdC, 2013–present)