Stop the Decline
|Act to Stop the Decline
Fare per Fermare il Declino
|Founded||16 August 2012|
|Chamber of Deputies|
|Politics of Italy
Stop the Decline (Fermare il Declino, FiD) is a liberal-libertarian political association in Italy, which participated in the 2013 general election as Act to Stop the Decline (Fare per Fermare il Declino).
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. The manifesto of the association was signed by 240 personalities and, as of May 2013, has attracted more than 70,000 signatures.
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.
On 8 December 2012 it was announced that the association would run an electoral list in the 2013 general election. In the election, held in February 2013, the party obtained 1.2%, returning no seats.
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