Moderates (Italy)

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Secretary Giacomo Portas
Founded 20 December 2005
Split from Forza Italia
Headquarters Via XX Settembre, 9
10121 Turin
Ideology Centrism
National affiliation Democratic Party
Chamber of Deputies
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Politics of Italy
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The Moderates (Italian: Moderati) are a regional centrist political party in Italy, active mainly in Piedmont. The party, whose leader is Giacomo Portas, is part of the centre-left coalition formed around the Democratic Party (PD).


The party was launched in January 2006 by Portas, a former member of Forza Italia (FI), and was joined by four regional councillors: Giuliano Manolino (ex-FI), Giovanni Pizzale (ex-IdV), Mauro Laus (ex-PD) and Graziella Valloggia (ex-PRC).[1]

In the 2007 municipal elections the Moderates scored 4% in both Turin and Cuneo, 8% in Grugliasco and 10% in Moncalieri.

In the 2008 general election Portas was elected to the Chamber of Deputies as an independent from the list of the PD in the "Piedmont 1" constituency,[2][3] marking the party's entry in national politics.

In 2009 provincial elections the party won 2.7% in the Province of Turin, 2.1% in Alessandria, 1.7% in Cuneo and 0.8% in Novara.[4] In the 2010 regional election the Moderates won 3.1% of the vote regionally and 4.1% in the Province of Turin, where Michele Dell'Utri was elected regional councillor.[5] In the 2011 Turin municipal election the party garnered a sweeping 9.1% and four councillors, being crucial for the election of Democrat Piero Fassino as mayor.[6]

In the 2012 municipal elections the party won 6.5% in Alessandria,[7] 4.6% in Asti,[8] 6.8% in Cuneo,[9] and 11.9% in Grugliasco.[10] Lists with a similar name and symbol appeared also outside Piedmont, most notably in Piacenza, where "Moderates for Dosi" won 13.4% of the vote.[11]

The party contested the 2013 general election as part of the PD-led centre-left coalition Italy. Common Good[12] and Portas was re-elected to the Chamber.

In 2015 Michelino Davico, a senator from Cuneo elected with Lega Nord, joined the party, which was thus represented in both houses of the Italian Parliament.[13]


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  12. ^ "Liste, i simboli presentati sono 215: è record. Domani le esclusioni". Retrieved 2015-05-16. 
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