Independence We Veneto

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We Independent Veneto

Noi Veneto Indipendente
LeadersRoberto Agirmo
Luca Azzano Cantarutti
Fabrizio Comencini
Mariangelo Foggiato
Franco Roccon
Founded5 March 2014
IdeologyVenetian nationalism
Separatism
Website
www.noivenetoindipendente.org

Independence We Veneto (Italian: Indipendenza Noi Veneto, INV) was a Venetist and separatist coalition in Veneto, Italy.

INV, which was represented in the Regional Council of Veneto by Antonio Guadagnini from June 2015 to March 2016, is part of the larger coalition led by Liga VenetaLega Nord and supports Luca Zaia's second government.

History

United for Independent Veneto

The coalition was originally launched as United for Independent Veneto (Uniti per il Veneto Indipendente) in Venice on 5 March 2014. Its founding parties were:[1][2]

We Independent Veneto

In July 2014 the coalition gave birth to We Independent Veneto (Noi Veneto Indipendente), as a joint list for the 2015 regional election:[3][4]

2015 regional election

After the exit of Chiavegato and his group from the alliance[6] and their alignment with Alessio Morosin's Venetian Independence, the remaining six parties of NVI formed a joint list for the 2015 regional election named Independence We Veneto with Zaia, a sort of re-edition of 2010's North-East Union, but with a separatist platform and in support of Luca Zaia, incumbent President of Veneto and candidate of Liga VenetaLega Nord.[7][8][9]

In the election, the list won 2.7% of the vote (0.2pp more than Venetian Independence) and Antonio Guadagnini of Veneto State was elected regional councillor in the provincial constituency of Vicenza. Soon after being installed, Guadagnini, who was elected Vice President of the Regional Council of Veneto, formed a pro-independence "inter-group", which was joined from the start by Stefano Valdegamberi, re-elected councillor in Zaia's personal list, and Massimiliano Barison of Forza Italia.[10][11]

Recent events

In March 2016, Guadagnini severed his ties with INV and changed his affiliation in the Council to We Are Veneto,[12] causing a strong reaction by INV leaders.[13][14]

In May 2017, the party was a founding member of Great North (GN), a liberal and federalist party.[15][16] This alignment would be short-lived: in November 2017 INV broke with GN, after the latter had welcomed Veneto First and former members of Veneto State, without consulting and/or engaging INV. Moreover, INV criticised GN's anti-Lega Nord stance: while differing from that party on several issues, INV wanted to continue to cooperate with it.[17]

In the 2017 local elections, the party fielded lists only in a few places, including Belluno (3.8% under the "Bellunese Civilisation" banner)[18] and Marcon (3.0%).[19]

After having officially presented its symbol for the 2018 general election,[20][21] INV chose not to participate.

References

  1. ^ "Consiglio Regionale Veneto - Sala stampa". www.consiglioveneto.it.
  2. ^ "Autonomie: Movimenti presentano 'Uniti per il Veneto Indipendente'".
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-10. Retrieved 2014-09-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-12-28. Retrieved 2014-09-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Nasce "Chiavegato per l'Indipendenza", movimento che punta al Veneto libero".
  6. ^ "COMUNICATO DI NOI VENETO INDIPENDENTE". 9 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Foggiato e Comencini con Zaia: gli autonomisti tornano a casa Lega".
  8. ^ "COMENCINI E FOGGIATO ANCORA INSIEME A LUCA ZAIA". www.venetouno.it.
  9. ^ "NOI VENETO INDIPENDENTE UFFICIALIZZA L'ALLEANZA CON ZAIA - MiglioVerde". www.miglioverde.eu.
  10. ^ ""Indipendenza, i veneti diranno la loro" - la tribuna di Treviso".
  11. ^ "Consiglieri regionali e Referendum Veneto". 2 July 2015. Archived from the original on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Siamo Veneto: il gruppo indipendentista in Regione Veneto - Antonio Guadagnini". www.antonioguadagnini.eu. Archived from the original on 2018-08-14. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  13. ^ "COMUNICATO STAMPA". 31 March 2016. Archived from the original on 31 March 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  14. ^ Zicchiero, Monica. "Venetisti contro il ribelle: "Ha firmato un patto, paghi 200 mila euro"".
  15. ^ "Milano, si è costituito ufficialmente "Grande Nord"".
  16. ^ "E' nato GRANDE NORD con Bernardelli. Bossi: Se non serve più, la Lega può anche chiudere".
  17. ^ Pittalis, Gian Nicola. "Grande Nord o Piccolo Nord? - Il Sestante News - Giornale online". www.ilsestantenews.it.
  18. ^ "Comune di Belluno - Veneto - Elezioni Comunali Italia - Risultati - 11-25 giugno 2017 - la Repubblica.it".
  19. ^ "Comune di Marcon - Veneto - Elezioni Comunali Italia - Risultati - 11-25 giugno 2017 - la Repubblica.it".
  20. ^ "INDIPENDENZA NOI VENETO PARTECIPA ALLE ELEZIONI DEL 4 MARZO - Rischio Calcolato". 25 January 2018.
  21. ^ "INDIPENDENZA NOI VENETO PARTECIPA ALLE ELEZIONI DEL 4 MARZO - MiglioVerde". www.miglioverde.eu.