Populars for Prodi

ISBN (identifier) List of political parties in Italy The Olive Tree (Italy)
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Populars for Prodi

Popolari per Prodi
LeadersFranco Marini,
Antonio Maccanico
Giorgio La Malfa
Political positionCentre-left[1][2]
National affiliationThe Olive Tree (1996)

The Populars for Prodi (Italian: Popolari per Prodi) was an electoral list of political parties in Italy.

The list participated in the 1996 general election as a component of The Olive Tree,[3][4] supporting Romano Prodi as candidate for Prime Minister. The list, contested seats for the Chamber of Deputies, receiving 6.8% of the vote and 72 deputies (including Prodi).[5][6]


The alliance was composed of the following four parties:

Party Ideology Leader
Italian People's Party (PPI) Christian democracy Franco Marini
Democratic Union (UD) Social liberalism Antonio Maccanico
Italian Republican Party (PRI) Liberalism Giorgio La Malfa
South Tyrolean People's Party (SVP) Regionalism Siegfried Brugger

Electoral results

Italian Parliament

Chamber of Deputies
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
1996 2,554,072 (#6) 6.8
69 / 630
Franco Marini


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