Veltroniani

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Veltroniani refers to the faction around Walter Veltroni, leader of the Democratic Party, a political party in Italy, from 2007 to 2009. Most of them are social democrats coming from the Democrats of the Left.

Apart the core group of Veltroniani, there are some distinct factions within the Democratic Party whose members are usually considered veltroniani:

During Veltroni's leadership, leading Veltroniani were Goffredo Bettini, Giorgio Tonini and Enrico Morando.[1][2] Then there was a group of former Rutelliani, including notably Paolo Gentiloni and Ermete Realacci, who became very close to Veltroni and to his idea of Democratic Party.[3] In strict terms Veltroniani are generally progressives and modernizers, as opposed to Dalemiani who are more traditional social democrats.[4]

After the departure of Veltroni from party leadership in February 2009, Veltroniani talked about organizing their faction,[5][6] but finally there was a split between the staunch supporters of the new leader Dario Franceschini and those who soon started to criticize him. The first group includes mainly centrist figures, notably Tonini and Realacci, while the latter, mainly social democrats coming from the Italian Communist Party, led by Bettini and Michele Meta, launched a new faction, the Democrats in Network.[7][8]

In the 2009 Democratic Party leadership election the bulk of Veltroniani and Veltroni himself supported Franceschini,[9][10] while the Democrats in Netweork of Bettini and Meta supported Ignazio Marino.[11][12] Pier Luigi Bersani was elected secretary and most Veltroniani joined Democratic Area, the united minority faction led by Franceschini. However, when Franceschini re-approached with Bersani, Veltroni formed a "movement" to defend the "original spirit" of the PD.[13] In doing this he was supported by 75 deputies: 33 Veltroniani, 35 Populars close to Giuseppe Fioroni and 7 former Rutelliani led by Paolo Gentiloni.[14][15] The new faction was named Democratic Movement.[16]

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  1. ^ «Se va avanti così meglio il congresso» Veltroni pronto alla controffensiva. Archiviostorico.corriere.it. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  2. ^ Veltroni rimanda la resa dei conti: ora un «Lingotto 2». Archiviostorico.corriere.it. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  3. ^ Rutelli, è gelo con Veltroni: questo partito sa molto di Pci. Archiviostorico.corriere.it. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  4. ^ «Rinnovamento». «Voi sconfitti» Pd, lite veltroniani-dalemiani. Archiviostorico.corriere.it. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  5. ^ E i «veltroniani» dispersi preparano un incontro segreto. Archiviostorico.corriere.it. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  6. ^ http://notizie.virgilio.it/notizie/politica/2009/02_febbraio/26/pd_veltroniani_in_campo_aiutare_dario_continuando_linea_walter,18148848.html
  7. ^ Franceschini non chiude alla ricandidatura. Archiviostorico.corriere.it. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  8. ^ de beste bron van informatie over democraticiinrete. Deze website is te koop!. democraticiinrete.it. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  9. ^ Franceschini scende in campo «Non lascio a chi c' era prima». Archiviostorico.corriere.it. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  10. ^ Veltroni di nuovo in campo e si schiera con Franceschini. Archiviostorico.corriere.it. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  11. ^ Bettini: Franceschini lo specchio della crisi. Archiviostorico.corriere.it. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  12. ^ de beste bron van informatie over democraticiinrete. Deze website is te koop!. democraticiinrete.it. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  13. ^ Un documento e (forse) un movimento Veltroni dà la scossa ai democratici. Archiviostorico.corriere.it. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  14. ^ Veltroni e Bersani sul ring «Pd senza bussola». «Sbagli tutto». Archiviostorico.corriere.it. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  15. ^ Il Pd si conta sul testo Veltroni Firmano in 75, minoranza divisa. Archiviostorico.corriere.it. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
  16. ^ Pagina non trovata – l'Unità. Unita.it (20 September 2008). Retrieved on 18 October 2011.

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