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Us with Italy

Noi con l'Italia
PresidentRaffaele Fitto
Vice PresidentFrancesco Saverio Romano
CoordinatorMaurizio Lupi
Founded19 December 2017 (2017-12-19)
HeadquartersCorso Vittorio Emanuele II, 18
00186 Rome[1]
IdeologyChristian democracy[2][3]
Liberal conservatism[3][4]
Social conservatism[5]
Liberalism[6][7]
Political positionCentre-right[8][9][10]
National affiliationCentre-right coalition
Colours     Blue
Chamber of Deputies
3 / 630
Senate
0 / 315
European Parliament
0 / 73
Regional
Councils
4 / 897
Website
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Us with Italy (Italian: Noi con l'Italia, NcI) is a centre-right,[8][9][10] Christian-democratic,[2][3] liberal-conservative[3][4] federation of political parties in Italy.[11] Until March 2018, the federation was known as Us with Italy – UDC[12][13] for its alliance with the Union of the Centre (UdC). NcI's main leaders are Raffaele Fitto (president, leader of Direction Italy), Francesco Saverio Romano (vice president, leader of Popular Construction), Maurizio Lupi (coordinator, former leading member of Popular Alternative) and Enrico Costa (the main proponent).

The federation was part of the centre-right coalition in the 2018 general election. Along with Forza Italia, NcI represented the coalition's centrist wing and favoured Berlusconi or a centrist candidate as Prime Minister.[8]

History[edit]

In the run-up of the 2018 general election there was a debate on the creation of a "fourth leg" of the centre-right coalition, along with Forza Italia (FI), Lega Nord (LN) and Brothers of Italy (FdI). It all started when Enrico Costa, a FI dissident who had been a minister in Paolo Gentiloni's centre-left government, resigned from his post and left his party, Popular Alternative (AP),[14][15][16] in order to form a "liberal centre" in alliance with FI.[17] Originally, the Federation of Freedom (FdL), a parliamentary group in the Senate launched by Identity and Action (IdeA), was seen as the embryo of the "fourth leg".[18][19][20][21]

On 19 December 2017 Us with Italy (NcI) was formed by a group of AP splinters led by Maurizio Lupi, other former AP members close to Enrico Costa, Direction Italy (DI), Civic Choice (SC), Act! (Fare), Popular Construction (CP) and the Movement for the Autonomies (MpA). Other centre-right parties, notably including IdeA, chose not to join.[22][23]

On 29 December 2017 NcI signed a pact with the Union of the Centre (UdC).[24][10][25] On 5 January 2018 it was the turn of IdeA, which was convinced to join by enhancement of the federative character and the Christian-democratic identity of NcI.[26][7] On 11 January a new symbol of NcI, containing also UdC's crossed shield, was unveiled.[27][28]

In the election NcI obtained a mere 1.3% of the vote and four deputies from single-seat constituencies: Costa, Lupi, Alessandro Colucci and Renzo Tondo. The first three were former members of AP, while the fourth was a member of Responsible Autonomy, a party in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and DI. The list also featured four senators elected, three of the UdC and one of IdeA.

Soon after the election, both the UdC and IdeA left the alliance to form a pact with FI.[29][30][31][32] In mid April 2018 Costa also left the NcI and re-joined FI.[33][34]

Composition[edit]

Founding members[edit]

Party Main ideology Leader/s
Direction Italy Liberal conservatism Raffaele Fitto
Civic Choice Liberalism Enrico Zanetti
Act! Liberalism Flavio Tosi
Popular Construction Christian democracy Francesco Saverio Romano
Movement for the Autonomies Regionalism Giuseppe Maria Reina
Independents (former AP members) Christian democracy Maurizio Lupi

Former associate members[edit]

Party Main ideology Leader/s
Union of the Centre Christian democracy Lorenzo Cesa
Identity and Action Christian democracy Gaetano Quagliariello
New CDU – United Christian Democrats Christian democracy Mario Tassone
Independents (former AP members) Liberalism Enrico Costa

Election results[edit]

Italian Parliament[edit]

Chamber of Deputies
Election year Votes % Seats +/– Leader
2018 427,152 (8th) 1.30
4 / 630
Raffaele Fitto
Senate of the Republic
Election year Votes % Seats +/– Leader
2018 361,402 (8th) 1.20
4 / 315
Raffaele Fitto

Regional Councils[edit]

Region Election year Votes % Seats +/–
Lombardia 2018 66,355 (10th) 1.3
1 / 80
Increase 1
Lazio 2018 41.234 (9th) 1.6
1 / 51
Increase 1
Abruzzo 2019 17,308 (9th)[a] 2.9
0 / 29
Molise 2018 5,204 (9th) 3.6
1 / 21
Increase 1
  1. ^ In a joint list with UDC, DC and IdeA.

Symbols[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Noi con l'Italia - Contatti". noiconlitalia.it. 18 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b Erika Bertossi (19 February 2018). "Roccella, Noi con l'Italia: 'Siamo l'anima cattolica del centrodestra'". Bologna Today.
  3. ^ a b c d Nordsieck, Wolfram (2018). "Italy". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Cesa e Fitto presentano il simbolo di Noi con l'Italia". Formiche.net. 11 January 2018.
  5. ^ Piero Ignazi (2008). Partiti politici in Italia. Il Mulino, Bologna. p. 58.
  6. ^ "Cattaneo: "Ecco perché ho aderito a Noi con l'Italia"". Varese News. 30 December 2017.
  7. ^ a b Caterina Danese (5 January 2018). "Saremo noi a garantire l'autosufficienza al centrodestra. Parla Gaetano Quagliariello". Formiche.net.
  8. ^ a b c Monica Rubino (19 December 2017). "Nasce "Noi con l'Italia", la lista dei centristi pro-Berlusconi". la Repubblica.
  9. ^ a b Alessandro Cipolla (13 February 2018). "Elezioni, lista Noi con l'Italia chi sono? Sondaggi e programma in vista del voto". Money.it.
  10. ^ a b c Giuseppe Alberto Falci (30 December 2017). "Nasce la stampella centrista di Forza Italia". Corriere della Sera.
  11. ^ Alberto Sofia (19 December 2017). ""Noi con l'Italia", ecco la quarta gamba del centrodestra: ex FI, leghisti espulsi e alfaniani pentiti". il Fatto Quotidiano. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
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  14. ^ Piera Matteucci (19 July 2017). "Governo, si è dimesso ministro Enrico Costa: "Niente ambiguità"". la Repubblica.
  15. ^ "Enrico Costa si dimette: Gentiloni perde pezzi. L'ex ministro verso Forza Italia. Alfano: "Inevitabile e tardivo"". il Fatto Quotidiano. 19 July 2017.
  16. ^ Marianna Rizzini (19 July 2017). "Perché si è dimesso il ministro Enrico Costa, centrista, tennista e non palindromo". Il Foglio.
  17. ^ Roberto Scafuri (20 July 2017). "Costa lascia il governo Via al partito centrista che nasce contro Alfano". il Giornale.
  18. ^ Ugo Magri (21 July 2017). "Berlusconi accoglie i centristi. Pronto il nome: "Italia Civica"". La Stampa.
  19. ^ Fabrizio d'Esposito (19 July 2017). "E Berlusconi ordinò: "Fermate l'esodo o cade l'esecutivo"". il Fatto Quotidiano.
  20. ^ Alessandro De Angelis (20 July 2018). "Tra quarte gambe e bad company, viaggio nella galassia centrista implosa per l'ansia da seggio". Huffington Post.
  21. ^ "Centrodestra: Costa, con UDC-FARE-PLI per la collaborazione con FI". Partito Liberale Italiano. 27 July 2017.
  22. ^ "La "quarta gamba" del centrodestra: nasce Noi con l'Italia". Avvenire. 19 December 2017.
  23. ^ Francesco Curridori (19 December 2017). "Nasce Noi con l'Italia, la 'quarta gamba' del centrodestra". il Giornale.
  24. ^ "Udc-Noi con l'Italia, è accordo. Sulla lista torna lo scudo crociato". affaritaliani.it. 29 December 2017.
  25. ^ Anna Maria Greco (30 December 2017). "Berlusconi si appella ai delusi dalla politica: "Sarà sfida coi 5 Stelle"". il Giornale.
  26. ^ "La tela Fitto-Cesa si allarga su 'Idea' di Gaetano Quagliariello". affaritaliani.it. 5 January 2018.
  27. ^ "Verso il voto. Noi con l'italia presenta il simbolo, c'è lo scudo crociato". Avvenire. 11 January 2018.
  28. ^ Monica Rubino (11 January 2018). "Nella "quarta gamba" lo scudocrociato di Cesa. Voci di candidatura per Lotito e Ferrero: "Perché no?". la Repubblica.
  29. ^ "Centrodestra: De Poli (Udc), corriamo insieme per costruire Ppe italiano, priorità lavoro imprese e giovani | UDC Italia". 23 March 2018.
  30. ^ Cecchini, Camilla (10 March 2018). "Lettera del Presidente di IDEA Gaetano Quagliariello agli iscritti".
  31. ^ Cecchini, Camilla (23 March 2018). "Sottoscritto in Senato accordo federativo tra IDEA e Gruppo Forza Italia".
  32. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-04-26. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  33. ^ "Camera: Gelmini, Costa passa in Forza Italia". Agenzia Nova.
  34. ^ "Enrico Costa: "L'unico governo possibile è quello 'di contratto'"". Targatocn.it. 10 April 2018.

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