Pole of Good Government

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Pole of Good Government
Polo del Buon Governo
Leader Silvio Berlusconi
Gianfranco Fini
Founded 1994
Dissolved 1995
Succeeded by Pole for Freedoms
Political position Centre-right
National affiliation with Pole of Freedoms
Politics of Italy
Political parties

The Pole of Good Government (Italian: Polo del Buon Governo) was a centre-right political and electoral alliance in Italy, launched at the 1994 general election by Silvio Berlusconi.[1]

The alliance was composed primarily of Forza Italia (FI) and the National Alliance (AN), but also included the Christian Democratic Centre (CCD), Union of the Centre (UdC), Liberal Democratic Pole (PLD) and Pannella List.[2][3] The Pole of Good Government was present only in Southern Italy, while the Pole of Freedoms, composed of Forza Italia and the Lega Nord, without the National Alliance, was present in Northern Italy.[4]

However, the term "Pole of Good Government" (as that of "Pole of Freedoms") had no official character: the logo that identified the coalition included just the symbols of the lists that were part of the alliance (furthermore, this symbol was only present for the election of the Senate).

After the fall of the Berlusconi I Cabinet because of disagreements with the Lega Nord, the alliance ended. In its place, Forza Italia, the National Alliance and Christian Democratic Centre formed another coalition, the Pole for Freedoms, which in 2000, after the re-entry of Lega Nord, was renamed House of Freedoms.[5]


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  4. ^ Mark Donovan (2004). "The Italian State: No Longer Catholic, no Longer Christian". In Zsolt Enyedi; John T.S. Madeley. Church and State in Contemporary Europe. Routledge. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-135-76141-7. 
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