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
4 / 90

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

History[edit]

In the run-up of the 2012 Sicilian regional election Raffaele Lombardo, President of Sicily and MpA leader, decided not stand for re-election, but wanted to reinfornce the regionalist path traced by his party. In August 2012 it was announced that the Sicilian section of the MpA would be renamed.[6][7] The newly formed PdS supported Gianfranco Micciché for President, as part of a "Sicilianist" coalition including also Micciché's Great South (GS), the Sicilian People's Movement and the local wing of Future and Freedom.[8] Micciché won 15.4% of the vote and the PdS obtained a mere 9.5%.[9]

The PdS/MpA failed to pass the electoral thresholds in the 2013 general election (the GS–MpA list received a mere 0.4% nationally in the Chamber race,[10] while the PdS regional list for the Senate garnered just 2.2% of the vote),[10] but, thanks to an agreement with The People of Freedom, had one deputy (Angelo Attaguile) and two senators (Antonio Scavone and Pippo Compagnone) elected.[11] Attaguile chose to team up with Lega Nord in the "Lega Nord–Autonomies" parliamentary group.[12]

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

Leadership[edit]

External links[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. ^ http://www.ilgiornalediragusa.it/notizie/politica/43019-elezioni-regionali-nasce-il-partito-dei-siciliani-sosterra-micciche-presidente.html
  8. ^ Sicilia/ Micciché molla Musumeci - Affaritaliani.it
  9. ^ Sicilia - Elezioni Regionali 28 ottobre 2012 - la Repubblica.it
  10. ^ a b http://elezioni.interno.it/senato/scrutini/20130224/S190000000.htm
  11. ^ Lombardo fuori dal Senato, ma il Pds ha due senatori e un deputato
  12. ^ Lega, con il Pdl alle consultazioni. Calderoli: non andremo in aiuto del Pd - Politica - ANSA.it