Lega Nord Umbria

Francesco Speroni Giancarlo Giorgetti Roberto Maroni
Lega Nord Umbria
SecretaryVirginio Caparvi
PresidentValerio Mancini
IdeologyFederalism
Regionalism
National affiliationLega
Regional Council of Umbria[a]
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Party flag
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Website
http://www.leganordumbria.org

  1. ^ Including one elect with "Tesei President" list.

Lega Nord Umbria (English: "Northern League Umbria") is a regionalist political party in Italy which also functions as the Umbrian national (i.e. regional) section of Lega Nord. Since 2018 the party has been led by Virginio Caparvi as secretary,[1][2] while Valerio Mancini serves as the party's president.[3][4]

One of its members, Donatella Tesei, has served as President of Umbria since November 2019.

Recent history

In the 2010 Umbrian regional election the party obtained 4.3% and entered the Regional Council for the first time with a regional councillor[5], while in 2015 it obtained 14.0% and, despite a reduction of the Council's numbers, two councillors.[6]

In the 2018 general election the party won 20.2% of the vote regionally[7] and in the subsequent municipal election Leonardo Latini, a leghista, was elected mayor of Terni, the region's second largest city.[8]

In the 2019 European Parliament election the party increased its share to 38.2%.

In the 2019 regional election the party fielded Donatella Tesei as candidate for president. She was handily elected with 57.6% of the vote and a 20% lead over its main opponent, Vincenzo Bianconi, who was the candidate of a joint list of the centre-left coalition and the Five Star Movement.[9] The LNT and the "Tesei President" list won a combined 40.9% of the vote. The election ended 49 years of governments led by the Italian Communist Party and its successors.

Popular support

The party is a tiny one among the national sections of the LN, but it is recently gaining clout.

The electoral results of Lega Nord Umbria in Umbria are shown in the tables below.

1990 regional 1992 general 1994 general 1995 regional 1996 general 1999 European 2000 regional 2001 general 2004 European 2005 regional 2006 general 2008 general 2009 European 2010 regional
0.2 1.1 - - 1.1 0.3 0.3 - 0.6 - 0.8 1.7 3.6 4.3
2013 general 2014 European 2015 regional 2018 general 2019 European 2019 regional
0.6 2.5 14.0 20.2 38.2 37.1

Electoral results

Legislative Assembly of Umbria

Election year Votes % Seats +/− Leader
1985 2,103 0.4
0 / 30
1990 1,370 0.2
0 / 30
1995
0 / 31
2000 1,227 (13th) 0.3
0 / 31
2005
0 / 31
2010 17,887 (7th) 4.3
1 / 31
Increase 1
2015 49,203 (3rd) 14.0
2 / 21
Increase 1
2019 154,413 (1st) 37.0
9 / 21
Increase 7


Leadership

References

  1. ^ "Terni, Virgilio Caparvi nuovo segretario regionale della Lega Umbria". www.ilmessaggero.it.
  2. ^ "Virginio Caparvi è il nuovo segretario regionale della Lega". 28 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Lega Umbra, definita la squadra verso le elezioni". Quotidiano dell'Umbria.
  4. ^ Redazione (30 August 2018). "Lega Umbria presenta la squadra per la battaglia delle Regionali del 2020".
  5. ^ "ELEZIONI REGIONALI 2010 – ELENCO DEGLI ELETTI CON I RISULTATI DEFINITIVI DEI VOTI DELLE LISTE REGIONALI E PROVINCIALI | Assemblea Legislativa - Regione Umbria". www.consiglio.regione.umbria.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  6. ^ "Umbria - Elezioni Regionali - 31 maggio 2015". Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Dipartimento per gli Affari Interni e Territoriali". elezionistorico.interno.gov.it.
  8. ^ "Il leghista Leonardo Latini è il nuovo sindaco". corrieredellumbria.corr.it.
  9. ^ Giuffrida, Angela (28 October 2019). "Salvini's coalition sweeps to power in Umbria elections". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 October 2019.