The Liberals–Sgarbi

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The Liberals – Sgarbi
I Liberal – Sgarbi
Leader Vittorio Sgarbi
Founded March 1999
Dissolved 2006
Ideology Liberalism
Libertarianism
Political position Centre-right
National affiliation House of Freedoms (2000-06)
International affiliation none
European Parliament group EPP-ED (1999–2001)
Colours          Yellow, Blue

The Liberals – Sgarbi (Italian: I Liberal – Sgarbi) was a minor personalist-liberal political party in Italy.

The party was founded in March 1999 by Vittorio Sgarbi,[1][2] a member of the Chamber of Deputies first elected in 1992 with the Italian Liberal Party, who later joined Forza Italia (1994), the Federalist Party (1995) and the Pannella-Sgarbi List (1996). In the 1999 European Parliament election, thanks to a new electoral pact with Forza Italia,[3] Sgarbi was elected to the European Parliament and served there for two years.[4] In 2001 he was re-elected to the Chamber of Deputies for Forza Italia.[5]

In the 2004 European Parliament election the party formed a joint list with the Italian Republican Party, gainining 0.7% of the vote and no MEPs.[6][7] In the 2006 general election, it sided with the centre-left The Union and was part of the Consumers' List, along with the Southern Democratic Party, but Sgarbi failed to be re-elected. In the same year's municipal election of Milan the party supported Letizia Moratti, who was elected mayor for the House of Freedoms coalition.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Sgarbi tiene a battesimo la lista "liberal" Alle europee con Grauso e alcuni radicali". Archiviostorico.corriere.it. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  2. ^ "[115768] - Presentazione della lista "I Liberal-Sgarbi" per le prossime elezioni regionali org. c/o Hotel Nazionale, Piazza Montecitorio" (in Italian). RadioRadicale.it. 1999-10-20. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  3. ^ "Cossiga rinuncia a Strasburgo". Archiviostorico.corriere.it. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  4. ^ "Vittorio SGARBI". Europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  5. ^ "Camera dei Deputati - XIV legislatura - Deputati - La scheda personale - SGARBI Vittorio". Legxiv.camera.it. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  6. ^ "::: Ministero dell'Interno ::: Archivio Storico delle Elezioni - Europee del 12 Giugno 1994". Elezionistorico.interno.it. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  7. ^ James L. Newell (2010). The Politics of Italy: Governance in a Normal Country. Cambridge University Press. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-521-84070-5.