Radical Federative Movement

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The Radical Federative Movement (Movimento Federativo Radicale, MFR) was a social-liberal political party in Italy.

The MFR was formed in November 1982 as a split from Marco Pannella's Radical Party (PR). The leader of the split was Giuseppe Rippa, a former national secretary of the Radicals, other participants were Franco De Cataldo, Silvio Pergameno, Gaetano Quagliariello and Valter Vecellio. The main reason of the split was that the dissenters wanted a stable alliance between the PR and the Italian Socialist Party (PSI), led by Bettino Craxi at the time.[1]

A few years later, in 1985, the MFR was merged into the PSI and Rippa entered the party's national assembly.[2] Later on, both Rippa and Vecellio returned into the Radicals' fold, while Quagliariello followed many fellow Socialists into Forza Italia and, later, The People of Freedom.