Reality Italy

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Reality Italy
Realtà Italia
President Giacomo Olivieri
Founded March 2013
Ideology Regionalism
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
Politics of Italy
Political parties

Reality Italy (Italian: Realtà Italia, RI) is an regional centrist political party active in Italy's mainland South.

The party was formed in March 2013 by Giacomo Olivieri, a regional councillor in Apulia, upon the break-up of Moderates and Populars, a regional party.[1] Many high-ranking members of RI (notably including Elio Belcastro and Arturo Iannaccone) are supplied by Autonomy South, with which RI signed a federative pact.[2]

In 2013 RI established close ties with Pino Arlacchi MEP,[3] member of the Democratic Party (PD) and former member of PCI, DS and IdV.

In the 2013 regional election in Basilicata the party, which supported Democrat Marcello Pittella, otained 5.9% of the vote and one councillor.[4]

In the 2014 municipal election in Bari Olivieri came second in the primary with 42% of the vote[5] and the party won 5.5% of the vote in the general election.[6]

In 2015 RI formed a federation with the Democratic Centre (CD).[7] In the regional election in Apulia the alliance was enlarged with the inclusion of the Union of the Centre (UdC):[8][9][10] the CD–RI–UdC list, which supported PD's Michele Emiliano for President, won 5.9% of the vote and three regional councillors,[11] none of whom from the RI's fold.[12]



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