Alliance for Veneto
Massimo Calearo, industrialist and deputy elected for the Democratic Party, launched AdV in April 2010 as a centrist competitor of Liga Veneta–Lega Nord, the dominant political force in Veneto. On the model of Union for Trentino (UpT), AdV was envisioned as an autonomous political party within ApI. Its main members included Alessio Vianello, a former deputy-mayor of Venice, and Marco Zabotti, leader of Venetian Civic Network.
AdV soon aligned itself with UpT in its call for a confederal structure for the party and a less centralist approach.