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Great South
Grande Sud
LeaderGianfranco Micciché
Founded5 September 2011
Dissolved23 November 2013
Preceded byForce of the South
Merged intoForza Italia[1]
Christian democracy[2]
Political positionCentre-right
Colours  Orange
www.grandesud.it (inactive)

Great South (Italian: Grande Sud) was a centre-right regionalist political party in Italy. The party was at times referred to as Project South (Italian: Progetto Sud).[3][4]


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.[5][6][7]

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.[8] Micciché won 15.4% of the vote and GS obtained a mere 6.0%, returning five regional deputies.[9]

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 the 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.


Great South was initially composed of the following parties:[10][11]

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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  2. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2013). "Italy". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 7 December 2013.
  3. ^ https://www.liberoquotidiano.it/news/regioni/732219/fds-micciche-progetto-sud-e-un-treno-inarrestabile.html
  4. ^ https://st.ilsole24ore.com/art/notizie/2013-01-02/governatori-campo-lista-carta-153432.shtml?uuid=AbD3cmGH
  5. ^ "Camera.it - Deputati e Organi Parlamentari - Composizione gruppi Parlamentari". Archived from the original on 2011-10-22. Retrieved 2012-01-21.
  6. ^ "BariSera". Archived from the original on 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2012-01-21.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-10. Retrieved 2020-01-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Sicilia/ Micciché molla Musumeci - Affaritaliani.it". Archived from the original on 2012-08-30. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  9. ^ "Sicilia - Elezioni Regionali 28 ottobre 2012".
  10. ^ "Archivio Corriere della Sera".
  11. ^ "Nasce la federazione per il Sud, in campo Micciché, Poli Bortone e Iannacone | Il Sud". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2011-07-25.

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