|Leader||Francesco Saverio Romano|
|Founded||4 January 2012|
|National affiliation||The 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
0 / 315
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). Francesco Saverio Romano, leader of the PID, went on to lead also the CP.
In 2013 CP became an associate party of The People of Freedom (PdL) 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". 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.
Consequently, the CP broke with the ALA 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). NcI was later enlarged to the UdC and Identity and Action (IdeA), with the goal of reaching 3%, required to win seats from proportional lists under a new electoral law.
Sicilian Regional Assembly
|Sicilian Regional Assembly|
4 / 90
6 / 70
- In a joint list with Movement for the Autonomies.
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- Forza Italia, i dirigenti del Pid aderiscono al partito di Berlusconi