Union for the Republic (Italy)

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The Union for the Republic (Italian: Union per la Repubblica, UpR) was a centrist Italian political party.

It was formed by Francesco Cossiga and his followers after the break-up of the Democratic Union for the Republic in 1999.

In December 1999, the UpR formed a short-lived centrist alliance called The Clover with the Italian Democratic Socialists and Italian Republican Party, which was responsible for the fall of the D'Alema I Cabinet on 18 December 1999.[1][2]

Most of its members, with the notable exception of Carlo Scognamiglio Pasini, joined Forza Italia prior to the 2001 general election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Newell (2002). The Italian General Election of 2001: Berlusconi's Victory. Manchester University Press. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-7190-6100-4. 
  2. ^ Mark Gilbert; Gianfranco Pasquino (January 2000). Italian Politics: The Faltering Transition. Berghahn Books. p. 28. ISBN 978-1-57181-840-9.