Reformist Popular Centre

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The Reformist Popular Centre (Italian: Centro Popolare Riformatore, CPR) was a centrist coalition active in Friuli-Venezia Giulia from 1998 to 2003.

The coalition was launched for the 1998 regional election and comprised five parties:

At the time of the foundation of CPR, it was seen as a political laboratory for the country, in order to put together centrist parties of The Olive Tree, the then-governing centre-left coalition. Leading national politicians, including Franco Marini, Clemente Mastella, Rocco Buttiglione, Lamberto Dini and Giorgio La Malfa.[2]

In the regional election CPR won 11.0% and 7 regional deputies, but it failed to form an alliance with Forza Italia and Lega Nord Friuli-Venezia Giulia, due to difficulties in forming a new regional government[3] and to internal divisions.[4] Isidoro Gottardo was elected leader of the group.

By the 2003 regional election the coalition was over, with most members who had joined Democracy is Freedom – The Daisy (DL) and Isidoro Gottardo Forza Italia. DL was in fact a sort of continuation of CPR at the national level.


  1. ^ At the time UDR included also the United Christian Democrats of Rocco Buttiglione.
  2. ^ "Friuli, la sfida del Grande Centro". Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  3. ^ "Friuli, nessuno ha i numeri per governare". Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  4. ^ "Alleanza centrista, il giorno dopo e' gia' lite". Retrieved 2014-07-16.