Great South (Italy)

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Great South
Grande Sud
Abbreviation GS
Leader Gianfranco Micciché
Founded 14 July 2011
Dissolved 23 Novembre 2013
Merged into Forza Italia[1]
Ideology Regionalism[2]
Christian democracy[2]
Political position Centre-right
Colours      Orange
Website (inactive)

Great South (Italian: Grande Sud) was a centre-right regionalist political party in Italy.


In January 2012 GS formed a sub-group in the Mixed Group of the Chamber of Deputies, including the seven FdS deputies (Giuseppe Fallica, Ugo Grimaldi, Maurizio Iapicca, Gianfranco Micciché, Antonino Minardo, Francesco Stagno D'Alcontres and Giacomo Terranova) and two new entries (Aurelio Misiti, from Italy of Values, who was appointed chairman, and Gerardo Soglia, from the PdL), but not the three deputies of NS. In March 2012 the party was joined by Giancarlo Pittelli.[3][4][5]

In the 2012 Sicilian regional election Micciché ran for President, as part of a "Sicilianist" coalition including also the Party of the Sicilians, the Sicilian People's Movement and the local wing of Future and Freedom.[6] Micciché won 15.4% of the vote and GS obtained a mere 6.0%, returning five regional deputies.[7]

In the 2013 general election Great South was part of the centre-right coalition and obtained the 0.43% of the vote for the Chamber and the 0.39% of vote for the Senate, electing a senator in Calabria and two senators in the PdL's list in Sicily.

In 2013 Great South joined the new Forza Italia[1] and became virtually inactive as an independent party.


At its foundation on 14 July 2011,[8][9] Great South was composed of:

Party Main ideology Leader Home region
Force of the South Liberal conservatism Gianfranco Micciché Sicily
I the South National conservatism Adriana Poli Bortone Apulia
We the South Christian democracy Arturo Iannaccone Campania



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