South American Union Italian Emigrants
|Headquarters||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
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The South American Union Italian Emigrants (Unione Sudamericana Emigrati Italiani, USEI) is an Italian political party representing Italian minorities in South America, especially Argentina and Brazil. Its leader is Eugenio Sangregorio.
In the 2013 general election the party won 13.3% of the vote in the South American constituency and elected Renata Bueno to the Chamber of Deputies. Bueno is the daughter of Rubens Bueno, a long-time member of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies for the Brazilian Socialist Party. After the election, she formed a parliamentary alliance with the alternative Associative Movement Italians Abroad (MAIE) within the Mixed Group of the Chamber, that lasted for two and half years.
In the meantime, despite the fact that USEI's and Sangregorio's political orientation was centre-right, Bueno started to be close to the Democratic Party and, particularly, its leader Matteo Renzi, who became Prime Minister in February 2014.
In November 2015 Bueno joined Identity and Action, a centre-right party opposed to Renzi. Subsequently, she formed a sub-group, named after the USEI, within the Mixed Group of the Chamber, along with Aniello Formisano of Italy of Values, a party traditionally affiliated to the centre-left, and Guglielmo Vaccaro of Unique Italy–Identity and Action. Right after its formation, the sub-group was joined also by the other two deputies of Identity and Action, Eugenia Roccella and Vincenzo Piso.
- "Dipartimento per gli Affari Interni e Territoriali". Elezioni.interno.it. Retrieved 2013-10-05.