Community Movement

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Community Movement

Movimento Comunità
LeaderAdriano Olivetti
Founded1947
Dissolved1961
NewspaperComunità
IdeologyLiberal socialism
Fabianism
Federalism
Political positionCentre-left

The Community Movement was an Italian political organization founded by Piedmontese progressivist entrepreneur Adriano Olivetti in 1947.[1]

Olivetti had previously established a cultural group, which only subsequently began a political activity at local level, entering in municipal and provincial elections. The Community fought against particracy and Jacobin centralism, aiming to replace them with a federal union of local communities. The movement tried to merge both liberal and socialist ideas, opposing both conservatives and communists.

The movement successfully engaged the 1958 general election, Olivetti becoming MP for Piedmont, but the history of Community was dramatically stopped in 1960 when its founder died of heart failure.

Community's political ideas disappeared from Italian political debate for thirty years, later being revamped by the Northern League.[2]

Electoral results[edit]

Italian Parliament[edit]

Chamber of Deputies
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
1958 173,227 (#10) 0.59
1 / 596
-
Adriano Olivetti
Senate of the Republic
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
1958 142,897 (#10) 0.55
0 / 246
-
Adriano Olivetti

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paola Bonifazio (2008). Narrating Modernization: Documentary Films in Cold War Italy (1948--1955). ProQuest. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-549-81458-0. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  2. ^ Young Padans website (It.) Archived 2006-08-20 at the Wayback Machine

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