Party of Sicilians

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Party of Sicilians
Partito dei Siciliani
Leader Raffaele Lombardo
Founded August 2012
Ideology Regionalism[1]
Autonomism[2][3]
Christian democracy[1]
Political position Centre-right[4][5]
National affiliation Movement for the Autonomies
Sicilian Regional Assembly
6 / 70

The Party of Sicilians (Italian: Partito dei Siciliani, PdS) is a regionalist and Christian-democratic political party in Italy, which is the regional section of the Movement for the Autonomies (MpA) in Sicily.

History[edit]

In August 2012 it was announced that the Sicilian section of the MpA would be renamed Party of Sicilians (PdS).[6][7] Contextually, Raffaele Lombardo, MpA leader and incumbent President of Sicily, chose not to run again in the 2012 Sicilian regional election. The newly formed PdS supported Gianfranco Micciché for President, as part of a "Sicilianist" coalition comprising Micciché's Great South (GS), the Sicilian People's Movement (MPS) and the regional section of Future and Freedom (FLI).[8] Micciché won 15.4% of the vote, while the PdS obtained 9.5% and ten regional deputies.[9]

In 2017 Angelo Attaguile, the PdS' sole member of the Chamber of Deputies, led a split from the party and became secretary of Us with Salvini (NcS), sister party of Lega Nord (LN) in southern Italy. Another split occurred in 2015 when Rino Piscitello, PdS secretary since 2013, launched Sicily Nation (SN), which would later merge into the Sicilian National Movement (MNS).

In the 2017 regional election the PdS/MpA formed teamed up with Francesco Saverio Romano's Popular Construction (CP) under the banner of "Populars and Autonomists".[10][11][12] The list won 7.1% of the vote, obtained six regional deputies and entered the regional government led by Nello Musumeci, the newly elected President of Sicily.[13]

Electoral results[edit]

Sicilian Regional Assembly[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2012 182,737 (#5) 9.5
10 / 90
Raffaele Lombardo
2017 136,520 (#4) (with CP) 7.1
6 / 70
Decrease 4
Raffaele Lombardo

Leadership[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wolfram Nordsieck. "Parties and Elections in Europe". Parties-and-elections.eu. Retrieved 2015-05-19. 
  2. ^ ANSA (2007). Il libro ANSA 2007. Notizie, immagini, personaggi (in Italian). Gremese Editore. p. 46. ISBN 978-88-8440-457-2. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  3. ^ D'Atena, Antonio (2011). Sesto rapporto sullo stato del regionalismo in Italia (in Italian). Giuffrè Editore. p. 54. ISBN 978-88-14-17198-7. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Giancarlo Minaldi (2012). "La via del declino di un modello di rappresentanza: il ceto politico meridionale nei governo della transizione italiana". In Antonio La Spina; Claudio Riolo. Il Mezzogiorno nel sistema politico italiano: classi dirigenti, criminalità organizzata, politiche pubbliche (in Italian). FrancoAngeli. p. 62. ISBN 978-88-204-1029-2. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Cotta, Maurizio; Verzichelli, Luca (2008). Il Sistema Politico Italiano (in Italian). Il Mulino. ISBN 978-88-15-12221-6. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Il Partito dei siciliani ora ha anche il simbolo: Pistorio lo presenta a Catania - Corriere del Mezzogiorno
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-11. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  8. ^ Sicilia/ Micciché molla Musumeci - Affaritaliani.it Archived 2012-08-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Sicilia - Elezioni Regionali 28 ottobre 2012 - la Repubblica.it
  10. ^ http://palermo.repubblica.it/politica/2017/09/25/news/elezioni_regionali_la_sfida_del_cartello_degli_autonomisti_arriviamo_alla_doppia_cifra_-176452131
  11. ^ http://palermo.blogsicilia.it/da-lagalla-a-lombardo-passando-per-saverio-romano-ecco-il-simbolo-di-popolari-e-autonomisti/410595
  12. ^ http://catania.meridionews.it/articolo/58846/regionali-asse-tra-lombardo-romano-e-lagalla-i-nomi-dei-catanesi-e-lincognita-del-nipote-di
  13. ^ http://gds.it/2017/11/29/regione-ecco-la-nuova-giunta-nomi-e-foto_761900

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