Pensioners' Party (Italy)

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Pensioners' Party
Partito Pensionati
Secretary Carlo Fatuzzo
President Giacinto Boldrini
Founded 19 October 1987
Headquarters Piazza Risorgimento, 14 Bergamo
Ideology Pensioners' interests
Single issue politics
Soft Euroscepticism
National affiliation The Union
(2005—2007)
House of Freedoms
(2007–2008)
The People of Freedom
(2008-2013)
Centre-right coalition
(2013-currently)
European affiliation European Democrats
Chamber of Deputies
1 / 630
(Into Forza Italia)
Senate
0 / 315
European Parliament
0 / 73
Regional
Councils
0 / 897
Website
www.partitopensionati.it

The Pensioners' Party (Partito Pensionati, PP) is a centrist Italian political party, whose aim is to represent the interests of pensioners.

History[edit]

The Pensioners' Party was founded in 1987 in Milan, and its current leader is Carlo Fatuzzo.

In the 2004 European Parliament election, it gained 1.1% of the national vote and elected its leader to the European Parliament, where he sits in the European People's Party–European Democrats group.

On 4 February 2006, the party joined The Union, the centre-left coalition led by Romano Prodi, and was decisive in the result of the 2006 general election (the PP scored 0.9% and the centre-left won by a 0.1% margin), but soon after the election the alliance with the centre-left turned cold and tense. In the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani (Forza Italia, Vice President of the European People's Party), tried successfully to convince Fatuzzo to return to the centre-right coalition.

Finally, on 20 November 2006, Carlo Fatuzzo, in a press conference along with Antonio Tajani and Fabrizio Cicchitto (national deputy-coordinator of Forza Italia), announced that its party was re-joining the centre-right House of Freedoms coalition.

In the 2008 general election the Pensioners' Party presented its candidates into The People of Freedom, but it didn't gained any seat.

In the 2009 European Parliament election, the party ran as part of The Autonomy, an electoral coalition including The Right, the Movement for the Autonomies and the Alliance of the Centre.[1][2]

In 2012 the party enters for the first time in the Italian Parliament with one deputy, Lino Miserotti, who replaces the outgoing deputy Marco Airaghi, and with one senator, Giacinto Boldrini, who replaces the deceased senator Gianpiero Carlo Cantoni.

In the 2013 general election the Pensioners' Party ran with the Centre-right coalition, getting only the 0.16% of the vote for the Chamber and the 0.40% for the Senate.

In the 2018 general election the party signed a cooperation Agreement with Forza Italia and some members of the party were candidate in FI's lists, including party's secretary Carlo Fatuzzo, who was elected in the Chamber of Deputies.

Electoral results[edit]

Italian Parliament[edit]

Chamber of Deputies
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
1992 220,509 (#14) 0.56
0 / 630
Carlo Fatuzzo
1994 15,671 (#26) 0.04
0 / 630
Carlo Fatuzzo
2001 68,439 (#17) 0.18
0 / 630
Carlo Fatuzzo
2006 333,278 (#12) 0.87
0 / 630
Carlo Fatuzzo
2008 into The People of Freedom
0 / 630
[a]
Carlo Fatuzzo
2013 54,854 (#19) 0.16
0 / 630
Carlo Fatuzzo
2018 into Forza Italia
1 / 630
Increase 1
Carlo Fatuzzo
  1. ^ In 2012, the exponent of the Pensioners' Party Lino Miserotti replaces the outgoing deputy Marco Airaghi
Senate of the Republic
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
1992 215,889 (#13) 0.65
0 / 315
Carlo Fatuzzo
1994 250,637 (#7) 0.76
0 / 315
Carlo Fatuzzo
1996 60,640 (#16) 0.19
0 / 315
Carlo Fatuzzo
2001 78,572 (#15) 0.23
0 / 315
Carlo Fatuzzo
2006 340,565 (#12) 1.00
0 / 315
Carlo Fatuzzo
2008 into The People of Freedom
0 / 315
[a]
Carlo Fatuzzo
2013 123,457 (#13) 0.40
0 / 315
Carlo Fatuzzo
2018
0 / 315
Carlo Fatuzzo
  1. ^ In 2012, the exponent of the Pensioners' Party Giacinto Boldrini replaces the deceased senator Gianpiero Carlo Cantoni

European Parliament[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
1989 162,293 (#14) 0.47
0 / 81
Steady 0
Carlo Fatuzzo
1999 233,874 (#17) 0.75
1 / 87
Increase 1
Carlo Fatuzzo
2004 374,343 (#14) 1.15
1 / 78
Steady 0
Carlo Fatuzzo
2009
into The Autonomy
0 / 72
Decrease 1
Carlo Fatuzzo

Regional Councils[edit]

Region Latest election # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
Abruzzo 2014 N/A N/A
0 / 31
Aosta Valley 2013 N/A N/A
0 / 35
Apulia 2015 N/A N/A
0 / 51
Basilicata 2013 N/A N/A
0 / 21
Calabria 2014 N/A N/A
0 / 30
Campania 2015 N/A N/A
0 / 51
Emilia-Romagna 2014 N/A N/A
0 / 50
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2013 3,741 (#13) 0.9
0 / 49
Lazio 2013 N/A N/A
0 / 50
Liguria 2015 N/A N/A
0 / 50
Lombardy 2013 50,843 (#14) 0.9
1 / 80
Marche 2015 N/A N/A
0 / 31
Molise 2013 N/A N/A
0 / 21
Piedmont 2014 13,837 (#12) 0.7
0 / 50
Sardinia 2014 N/A N/A
0 / 60
Sicily 2012 N/A N/A
0 / 90
Tuscany 2015 N/A N/A
0 / 41
Trentino-Alto Adige 2013 N/A N/A
0 / 70
Umbria 2015 N/A N/A
0 / 20
Veneto 2015 14,625 (#14) 0.8
0 / 51

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-04. Retrieved 2015-05-19. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-22.