Alpine Padanian Union

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The Alpine Padanian Union (Unione Padana Alpina, UPA) is a Padanist and separatist political party active in Lombardy, Italy.

The party emerged in March 2012 as a split from the Padanian Union (UP): the provincial section of Bergamo, led by Giovanni Ongaro, left the UP over disagreements with party leadership.[1][2] The UP had been formed in November 2011 by the merger of Lega Padana Lombardia and other groups, including that of Ongaro.[3][4]

Riccardo Mazzoleni and Giovanni Ongaro were respectively elected secretary and president of the newly formed party. Cristiano Forte, a former provincial secretary of Lega LombardaLega Nord, was appointed deputy secretary.[1]