Populars for Reform

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The Populars for Reform (Italian: Popolari per la Riforma) was a Christian-democratic and liberal political party in Italy.

It was founded in 1992 by Mario Segni as a split from Christian Democracy.[1][2] The main goal of the party was electoral reform from proportional representation to a first-past-the-post system. In 1993 it merged with Democratic Alliance, which had identical goals, but, when that party decided to take part to the Alliance of Progressives with the ex-Communist Democratic Party of the Left, Segni set up an independent party again: the Patto Segni, which contested the 1994 general election in coalition with the Italian People's Party, named Pact for Italy.[1]


  1. ^ a b André Krouwel (2012). Party Transformations in European Democracies. SUNY Press. p. 323. ISBN 978-1-4384-4481-9. 
  2. ^ Richard S Katz; Peter Mair (1994). How Parties Organize: Change and Adaptation in Party Organizations in Western Democracies. SAGE Publications. p. 266. ISBN 978-1-4462-6507-9.