Community Movement

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Community Movement
Leader Adriano Olivetti
Founded 1947
Dissolved 1961
Newspaper Comunità
Ideology Liberal socialism
Fabianism
Federalism
Political position Centre-left
Politics of Italy
Political parties
Elections

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

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