Act to Stop the Decline

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Act to Stop the Decline
Fare per Fermare il Declino
Coordinator Michele Boldrin[1]
President Santo Versace
Founded 16 August 2012
Membership  (2014) 72,583[2]
Ideology Economic liberalism[3]
Liberalism
National affiliation none
European affiliation none
European Parliament group no MEPs
Colours Red
Chamber of Deputies
0 / 630
Senate
0 / 315
European Parliament
0 / 73
Website
www.fermareildeclino.it
Politics of Italy
Political parties
Elections

Act to Stop the Decline (Fare per Fermare il Declino) is a liberal political party in Italy, founded in 2012 as Stop the Decline (Fermare il Declino).[4][5]

FiD was launched in July 2012 by a group of seven economists: Oscar Giannino, Michele Boldrin, Sandro Brusco, Alessandro De Nicola, Andrea Moro, Carlo Stagnaro and Luigi Zingales.[6][7][8] The manifesto of the association was signed by 240 personalities and, as of May 2013, has attracted more than 70,000 signatures.[9]

The core goals of FiD include the reduction of the national debt by 20% of GDP in 5 years, the reduction of the public expenditure by at least 6% of GDP in 5 years, the reduction of the tax burden on citizens by at least 5% in 5 years, the introduction of a serious federalism, university reform, liberalizations and privatizations.[10]

On 8 December 2012 it was announced that the association would run an electoral list in the 2013 general election.[11][12] In the election, held in February 2013, the party obtained 1.2%, returning no seats.[13]

FiD contested the 2014 European election within the European Choice (SE) electoral list alongside Civic Choice, Democratic Centre and other minor parties. The list received just 0.7% of the vote and failed to elect any MEPs. Boldrin publicly expressed his regret about the decision to take part to SE and criticised its coalition partners and Guy Verhofstadt.[14]

Electoral results[edit]

Italian Parliament[edit]

Chamber of Deputies
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2013 380,937 (#10) 1.2
0 / 630
Oscar Giannino
Senate of the Republic
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2013 278,396 (#9) 0.9
0 / 315
Oscar Giannino

European Parliament[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2014 197,942 (#9) 0.7
0 / 73
Michele Boldrin

Leadership[edit]

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