Democratic Movement (Italy)

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Democratic Movement (Movimento Democratico, MoDem) is a faction within the Democratic Party (PD), a political party in Italy.

At the 2009 leadership election Dario Franceschini was defeated by Pier Luigi Bersani. Those who supported the former's bid joined forces in Democratic Area, a broad minority faction which comprised several groups: Veltroniani, Fassiniani, Fourth Phase, Liberal PD, Democratic Ecologists, Simply Democrats, etc.

By September 2010, both Franceschini and Piero Fassino had re-approached with Bersani, a move which was not approved by Walter Veltroni and Giuseppe Fioroni, who chose to form a "movement" in order to defend the "original spirit" of the PD.[1][2] In doing this they were supported by 75 deputies: 33 Veltroniani, 35 Populars close to Fioroni and 7 former Rutelliani led by Paolo Gentiloni.[3][4] The new faction was named Democratic Movement.[2]

Gero Grassi, right-hand man of Fioroni, is the president of the association.[5]



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  2. ^ a b "Pagina non trovata - l'Unità - notizie online lavoro, recensioni, cinema, musica". Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Veltroni e Bersani sul ring «Pd senza bussola». «Sbagli tutto»". Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Il Pd si conta sul testo Veltroni Firmano in 75, minoranza divisa". Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  5. ^ "Camera dei Deputati". Retrieved 2014-07-17. 

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