Popular Construction

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Popular Construction

Cantiere Popolare
LeaderFrancesco Saverio Romano
Founded4 January 2012
IdeologyRegionalism
Liberal conservatism
Christian democracy
Political positionCentre-right
National affiliationThe People of Freedom (2013)
Forza Italia (2013–15)
Liberal Popular Alliance (2015–17)
Us with Italy (2017–present)
Centre-right coalition (2017–present)
Chamber of Deputies
1 / 630
Senate
0 / 315
Website
www.cantierepopolare.it

The Popular Construction (Italian: Cantiere Popolare, CP) is a centre-right political party in Italy, based in Sicily.

The party's leader is Francesco Saverio Romano, a former Sicilian leader of the Union of the Centre and, later, minister of Agriculture in Silvio Berlusconi's fourth government.

History

The CP was launched in January 2012 as a coalition of parties. The Populars of Italy Tomorrow (PID), a Sicilian-based Christian-democratic emerged in 2010 as a split from the Union of the Centre (UdC), was the coalition's main component. Other members included Popular Action (AP), the Christian Movement of Workers (MCL) and the Extended Christian Pact (PACE).[1] Francesco Saverio Romano, leader of the PID, went on to lead also the CP.

In the 2012 Sicilian regional election the CP won 5.9% of the vote and four regional deputies.[2]

In 2013 CP became an associate party of The People of Freedom (PdL)[3][4] and in the 2013 general election the party had a few elects from PdL's lists. The CP confirmed its alignment also when the PdL was transformed into Forza Italia (FI). However, in 2015 the CP joined forces with the Liberal Popular Alliance (ALA) in support of the Renzi Cabinet.

In the run-up of the 2017 Sicilian regional election the CP returned into the centre-right's fold and teamed up with the Party of Sicilians under the banner of "Populars and Autonomists".[5][6][7] The list won 7.1% of the vote, obtained six regional deputies and entered the regional government led by Nello Musumeci, the newly elected president.[8]

Consequently, the CP broke with the ALA[9][10] and, in December 2017, it was a founding member of Us with Italy (NcI), a pro-Silvio Berlusconi centrist electoral list within the centre-right coalition for the 2018 general election, along with the MpA, Direction Italy (DI), Civic Choice (SC), Act! and splinters of Popular Alternative (AP – two groups, a liberal one led by Enrico Costa and a Christian-democratic one led by Maurizio Lupi).[11][12][13] NcI was later enlarged to the UdC[14][15][16] and Identity and Action (IdeA),[17][18] with the goal of reaching 3%, required to win seats from proportional lists under a new electoral law.

Electoral results

Sicilian Regional Assembly

Sicilian Regional Assembly
Election year Votes % Seats +/− Leader
2012 112,169 (8th) 5.9
4 / 90
Francesco Saverio Romano
2017 136,520 (4th)[a] 7.1
6 / 70
Increase 2
Francesco Saverio Romano
  1. ^ In a joint list with Movement for the Autonomies.

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-22. Retrieved 2012-10-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.repubblica.it/static/speciale/2012/elezioni/regionali/sicilia.html#risultati
  3. ^ "Il Pid-Cantiere Popolare si fonde con Forza Italia. Il senatore Ruvolo tra i firmatari del documento". Archived from the original on 2013-11-02. Retrieved 2013-12-22.
  4. ^ Forza Italia, i dirigenti del Pid aderiscono al partito di Berlusconi
  5. ^ http://palermo.repubblica.it/politica/2017/09/25/news/elezioni_regionali_la_sfida_del_cartello_degli_autonomisti_arriviamo_alla_doppia_cifra_-176452131
  6. ^ http://palermo.blogsicilia.it/da-lagalla-a-lombardo-passando-per-saverio-romano-ecco-il-simbolo-di-popolari-e-autonomisti/410595
  7. ^ http://catania.meridionews.it/articolo/58846/regionali-asse-tra-lombardo-romano-e-lagalla-i-nomi-dei-catanesi-e-lincognita-del-nipote-di
  8. ^ http://gds.it/2017/11/29/regione-ecco-la-nuova-giunta-nomi-e-foto_761900
  9. ^ http://www.ilpost.it/2017/12/03/romano-ala
  10. ^ http://livesicilia.it/2017/12/03/saverio-romano-lascia-gruppo-ala-berlusconi-verdini_912303
  11. ^ http://www.repubblica.it/politica/2017/12/19/news/listone_centristi_pro_berlusconi-184566329
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/politica/nasce-noi-litalia-quarta-gamba-centrodestra-1475804.html
  14. ^ http://www.affaritaliani.it/milano/udc-noi-con-italia-accordo-sulla-lista-torna-lo-scudo-crociato-517050.html
  15. ^ http://www.corriere.it/politica/17_dicembre_30/gentiloni-berlusconi-lornzin-casini-pd-margherita-civica-popolare-simbolo-votazioni-nasce-stampella-centrista-forza-italia-c6bba08c-ecfc-11e7-ba29-fb1d66cc2503.shtml
  16. ^ http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/politica/berlusconi-si-appella-ai-delusi-politica-sar-sfida-coi-5-1478798.html
  17. ^ http://www.affaritaliani.it/puglia/la-tela-fitto-cesa-si-allarga-su-idea-di-gaetano-quagliariello-517848.html
  18. ^ http://formiche.net/2018/01/05/saremo-garantire-lautosufficienza-al-centrodestra-parla-gaetano-quagliariello

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