South American Union Italian Emigrants

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South American Union Italian Emigrants

Unione Sudamericana Emigrati Italiani
PresidentEugenio Sangregorio
Founded2006
HeadquartersBuenos Aires, Argentina
IdeologyLiberal conservatism
Interests of Italians abroad
Political positionCentre-right
National affiliationCentre-right coalition (since December 2019)
Chamber of Deputies
1 / 630
Senate
0 / 315
Website
www.usei-it.org

The South American Union Italian Emigrants (Italian: Unione Sudamericana Emigrati Italiani, USEI) is an Italian political party representing Italian minorities in South America, especially Argentina and Brazil.

Its leader is Eugenio Sangregorio [it], who was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in the 2018 general election.

History

USEI was founded in 2006 by Eugenio Sangregorio [it], a Calabrian-born entrepreneur.[1]

In the 2006 general election the party won 4.7% of the vote in the South American constituency of the Chamber of Deputies.[2] USEI did not participate in the 2008 general election,[3] but continued to be active and improve its network.

In the 2013 general election USEI won 13.3% of the vote in the South American constituency and elected Renata Bueno to the Chamber of Deputies.[4] Bueno was the daughter of Rubens Bueno,[5] a long-time member of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies for the Brazilian Socialist Party.[6][7] After the election, she formed a parliamentary alliance with the alternative Associative Movement Italians Abroad (MAIE) within the Mixed Group of the Chamber, that lasted for two and half years.[8]

Despite the fact that USEI's and Sangregorio's political orientation was broadly centre-right,[9][10] Bueno, due to her family's political upbringing, started to be supportive of the Democratic Party (PD), the country's main centre-left party, and, particularly, its leader Matteo Renzi,[11] who served as Prime Minister from February 2014 to December 2016.

Curiously enough, in November 2015, Bueno joined forces with Identity and Action (IdeA), a centre-right party opposed to Renzi.[12] Subsequently, she formed a sub-group, named after the USEI (and, later, "USEI–IdeA"), within the Mixed Group of the Chamber, along with Aniello Formisano of Italy of Values (IdV), a party traditionally affiliated to the centre-left, and Guglielmo Vaccaro of Unique Italy (IU).[8][9][13] Right after its formation, the sub-group was joined also by the other two IdeA deputies, Eugenia Roccella and Vincenzo Piso.[8] The USEI–IdeA sub-group was dissolved in May 2017.[8] After that, Bueno was affiliated with Civics and Innovators (CI) and Direction Italy (DI).[8] Sangregorio, who had opposed the constitutional reform proposed by Renzi with the 2016 constitutional referendum (Renzi lost and resigned from Prime Minister), was not willing to field Bueno again as a USEI candidate.[14]

In the 2018 general election the party won 18.7% of the vote in the South American constituency and Sangregorio was elected to the Chamber of Deputies, while Bueno led the Popular Civic List to 6.3% (compared to 0.5% in Italy) and was not elected. USEI ran also for the Senate, obtaining 20.4% and the election of Adriano Cario. In May 2018 Cario left the USEI and switched to MAIE.[15]

On 18 December 2019, USEI formed with the centrist allies of Forza Italia (Alliance of the Centre and Us with Italy) and the centre-right Cambiamo! the new sub-group within the Mixed Group "Noi con l'Italia-USEI-Cambiamo!-Alleanza di Centro".

Italian Parliament

Chamber of Deputies – Italians abroad
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats
# of seats for
Italians abroad
±
2006 14,205 1.46
0 / 630
0 / 12
Steady 0
2013 44,024 4.5
1 / 630
1 / 12
Increase 1
2018 65.363 6.05
1 / 630
1 / 12
Steady 1
Senate – Italians abroad
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats
# of seats for
Italians abroad
±
2006 12,552 1.41
0 / 315
0 / 6
Steady 0
2013 38.223 4.3
0 / 315
0 / 6
Steady 0
2018 65.059 6.56
1 / 315
1 / 6
Increase 1

References

  1. ^ "Eugenio Sangregorio". www.usei-it.org. Retrieved Jan 22, 2020.
  2. ^ "Dipartimento per gli Affari Interni e Territoriali". elezionistorico.interno.gov.it. Retrieved Jan 22, 2020.
  3. ^ "Dipartimento per gli Affari Interni e Territoriali". elezionistorico.interno.gov.it. Retrieved Jan 22, 2020.
  4. ^ "Dipartimento per gli Affari Interni e Territoriali". Elezioni.interno.it. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  5. ^ "Renata Bueno é eleita deputada na Itália". Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Rubens Bueno". http://www.rubensbueno.com.br. Retrieved 20 October 2017. External link in |website= (help)
  7. ^ "Deputado RUBENS BUENO — Portal da Câmara dos Deputados". http://www.camara.leg.br. Retrieved 20 October 2017. External link in |website= (help)
  8. ^ a b c d e "Camera.it - XVII Legislatura - Deputati e Organi- Composizione gruppi Parlamentari". http://www.camera.it. Retrieved 20 October 2017. External link in |website= (help)
  9. ^ a b ItaliaChiamaItalia (1 December 2015). "Italiani all'estero, è ufficiale: nasce componente USEI (che pende a sinistra) - Italia chiama Italia". Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Italiani all'estero, Eugenio Sangregorio regala l'USEI a Renata Bueno?". Jan 6, 2016. Retrieved Jan 22, 2020.
  11. ^ ItaliaChiamaItalia (12 December 2013). "Italiani all'estero, Bueno (USEI) a ItaliaChiamaItalia: 'Io indagata? Una storia inventata' - Italia chiama Italia". Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Centrodestra: Quagliariello, ecco 'Idea' alternativa a Renzi". http://www.adnkronos.com. Retrieved 20 October 2017. External link in |website= (help)
  13. ^ "Italia Unica entra in Parlamento con Quagliariello e Vaccaro". 30 November 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  14. ^ Filosa, Ricky (Nov 15, 2017). "Italiani all'estero, in Sud America a caccia di voti: incontro al Senato tra Di Biagio (Ce) e Bueno (Misto). C'è anche Matarazzo". Retrieved Jan 22, 2020.
  15. ^ "Conte alla prova della fiducia. L'USEI dice no, il MAIE: "Lo sosterremo"". Retrieved Jan 22, 2020.

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