Energies for Italy

Stefano Parisi List of political parties in Italy Forza Italia (2013)
Energies for Italy

Energie per l'Italia
LeaderStefano Parisi
Founded1 April 2017 (2017-04-01)
Split fromForza Italia
HeadquartersViale Scarampo 49
20148 Milan
IdeologyFederalism
Liberalism
Political positionCentre[1] to centre-right
National affiliationCentre-right coalition
Colours     Gold
Chamber of Deputies
0 / 630
Senate
0 / 315
European Parliament
0 / 73
Regional
Councils
3 / 897
Website
www.energieperlitalia.com

Energies for Italy (Italian: Energie per l'Italia, EpI) is a centre-right political party in Italy, launched in November 2016[2][3][4] and officially established on 1 April 2017.[5] Its leader is Stefano Parisi, a former director-general of Confindustria and CEO of Fastweb, who was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor in the 2016 Milan municipal election.

History

In the run-up of the 2016 Milan municipal election, Stefano Parisi was selected by Silvio Berlusconi as the candidate for mayor for Forza Italia (FI). In the election, Parisi pulled the party to 20.2%, but however narrowly lost to his Democratic opponent, Giuseppe Sala, in the run-off. After asking Parisi to reform the party, in November Berlusconi disowned him, due to his difficult political relationship with the party's major ally, Lega Nord (LN).[6][7] Parisi thus launched his own party, EpI, and soon came to terms again with LN, aiming at being part of the same centre-right coalition.

In March 2017 Maurizio Sacconi, senator and former minister, who had been a member of the Italian Socialist Party (like Parisi), the old Forza Italia (FI) and the New Centre-Right (NCD), joined EpI, after stepping down from NCD Senate leader in February 2015 and later refusing to join the NCD-sponsored Popular Alternative (AP).[8][9][10]

Later on, the party was joined by another senator (Gabriele Albertini) and five deputies (Domenico Menorello, Giovanni Monchiero, Dino Secco, Gugliemo Vaccaro and Gianluigi Gigli),[11][12] mostly splinters of FI, NCD/AP and Civic Choice (SC). In September 2017 EpI joined forces with "The Marianne", a liberal political association led by Giovanni Negri (a former secretary of the Radical Party).[13][14][15] In November 2017, the Civics and Innovators sub-group in the Chamber, led by Monchiero, was renamed "Civics and Innovators – Energies for Italy".[16]

On 13 January 2018, EpI and CI launched a joint list named "Energies for Italy – for the Centre-right", allied with Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia.[17]

Electoral results

Regional Councils

Region Last election # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/−
Sicily 2017 with Diventerà Bellissima
0 / 70
Lombardy 2018 27,967 (#15) 0.53
1 / 80
Increase 1
Lazio 2018 37,043 (#13) 1.46
1 / 50
Increase 1
Abruzzo 2019 19,446 (#8) 3.24
1 / 31
Increase 1
Sardinia 2019 3,471 (#23) 0.49
0 / 60
-
Piedmont 2019 with NMS
0 / 51

Leadership

Symbols

References

  1. ^ Velardi, Giorgio (23 November 2017). "Centristi in movimento. Dalla Bonino a Berlusconi fino al movimento di Parisi: ecco dove guardano gli ex montiani per tornare in Parlamento. Aspettando Calenda". La Notizia.
  2. ^ "Parisi launches new center-right party – English". 18 November 2016.
  3. ^ Cagnazzo, Raffaella. "Centrodestra, Parisi lancia il nuovo movimento 'Energie per l'Italia': "Rinnovamento radicale dal basso"".
  4. ^ "Parisi lancia "Energie per l'Italia": alternativi a Renzi e Grillo".
  5. ^ Turco, Andrea (March 30, 2017). "Sondaggi elettorali: Energie per l'Italia al 10% secondo Parisi". Termometro Politico.
  6. ^ "Centrodestra: Berlusconi scarica Parisi, non può avere un ruolo se in contrasto con Salvini – Politica". 15 November 2016.
  7. ^ Santarpia, Valentina. "Berlusconi scarica Parisi: "No a ruoli per lui se resta contrasto con Salvini" La replica di Parisi: "Io vado avanti"".
  8. ^ "Sacconi lascia Alfano e approda a Energie per l'Italia. Parisi: adesione strada altarnativa alla sinistra – ILFOGLIETTONE.ITILFOGLIETTONE.IT". www.ilfogliettone.it.
  9. ^ "Sacconi si schiera con Parisi insieme in Energie per l'Italia".
  10. ^ "Il Sole 24 Ore". danielebellasio.blog.ilsole24ore.com.
  11. ^ "COMITATO NAZIONALE • Energie PER l'Italia". Archived from the original on 2017-12-23. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  12. ^ "Gigli: lascio Democrazia solidale e aderisco a Energie per l'Italia – AGV".
  13. ^ Radicale, Radio (7 September 2017). "Insieme per ricostruire l'Italia – Conferenza stampa per annunciare l'alleanza tra Energie per l'Italia e La Marianna".
  14. ^ "La Marianna ed Energie per l'Italia si uniscono".
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-09-08. Retrieved 2017-09-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Centrodestra senza Energie".
  17. ^ Radicale, Radio (11 January 2018). "Civici e Innovatori ed Energie per l'Italia alle politiche 2018: conferenza stampa di Stefano Parisi e Giovanni Monchiero sulla campagna di raccolta firme per la presentazione della lista elettorale".

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