Christian Popular Union

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Christian Popular Union (Unione Popolare Cristiana, UPC) is a Christian-democratic political party, based in Sardinia, Italy.

The UPC was launched in August 2009 by Antonio Satta, a former Christian Democrat who had been the regional leader of UDEUR and, later, of the Sardinian Autonomist Populars. The party is based in Sardinia, but has a national structure, consisting primarily of former members of the UDEUR, notably including Gianfranco Saraca, Luca Bagliani, Danilo Bertoli, Sergio Deorsola, and Antonio Potenza (leader of Basilicata's United Populars).[1]

In the 2010 Sardinian provincial elections the party did especially well in northern Sardinia: 10.7% in Sassari and 6.2% in Olbia-Tempio.[2]

Massimo Mulas, a regional councillor elected with the Sardinian Democratic Union in the 2009 regional election, joined the party during the legislature. In June 2012, through Mulas, the UPC joined the newly formed parliamentary group Sardinia Tomorrow, along with other centrist councillors.[3][4]

In the 2014 regional election the party won 1.7% of the vote[5] and one regional councillor, Gaetano Ledda.[6]

In 2015 the Council of State fixed the composition of the Regional Council and two more Christian Populars, Antonio Gaia and Piefranco Zanchetta, gained a seat.[7][8] A month before, however, Ledda had left the party in order to join The Base Sardinia, a full-fledged regional party.[9][10]



External links[edit]