Tyrolean Homeland Party

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The Tyrolean Homeland Party (German: Tiroler Heimatpartei, THP) was a regionalist liberal-conservative[1] political party active in South Tyrol, Italy from 1963 to 1968.

It was launched in 1963 by Josef Raffeiner, former secretary of the South Tyrolean People's Party (SVP) from 1945 to 1947 and then Senator from 1948 to 1958, as a split of part of the economically liberal and liberal-conservative wing of SVP. In the 1963 general election THP took about 4% in the Province and in the 1964 provincial election 2.4% (Raffeiner was elected to the Council). It was the first notable competition to the catch-all SVP for the German-speaking electorate. After that, the party shifted to the right, attracting disgruntled right-wing conservatives. This development was contrary to what Raffeiner had planned and he disbanded the THP in 1968.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pallaver, Günther (2008). Jens Woelk; Francesco Palermo; Joseph Marko, eds. South Tyrol's Consociational Democracy: Between Political Claim and Social Reality. Tolerance Through Law: Self Governance and Group Rights In South Tyrol. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 309. ISBN 978-90-04-16302-7. 
  2. ^ Pallaver, Günther (2007), "Südtirols politische Parteien 1945-2005" (PDF), Die Region Trentino-Südtirol im 20. Jahrhundert — 1: Politik und Institutionen (in German), p. 601 
    or Pallaver, Günther (2007), "I partiti politici in Alto Adige dal 1945 al 2005" (PDF), La Regione Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol nel XX secolo — I: Politica e Istituzioni (in Italian), p. 571 
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20080509191227/http://www.consiglio-bz.org/it/archivio_storico.htm. Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved August 13, 2008.  Missing or empty |title= (help)