The People of Family

Mario Adinolfi Popular Alternative 2019 European Parliament election in Italy
The People of Family

Il Popolo della Famiglia
PresidentMario Adinolfi
SecretaryNicola Di Matteo
Founded11 March 2016
NewspaperLa Croce
IdeologySocial conservatism
Anti-LGBT rights
Anti-abortion
Familialism
Christian right
Political positionRight-wing
National affiliationCentre-right coalition
Chamber of Deputies
0 / 630
Senate
0 / 315
European Parliament
0 / 76
Website
Official website

The People of Family (Italian: Il Popolo della Famiglia, PdF), is a social conservative political party in Italy.[1] Its leader and President is Mario Adinolfi, writer and director of La Croce newspaper and former member of the Democratic Party.[2]

Ideology

The party was founded in March 2016 to establish a political representation to the people who had participate at the two Family Day the first one beheld in Piazza San Giovanni the 20th of June 2015 and the second one beheld at Circus Maximus in Rome the 30th of January 2016.[3]

The People of the Family is a non-confessional and value-based political subject, of Christian inspiration, focused on the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church, open to non-believers and to other religious confessions who share its program in defense of "non-negotiable" values: the right to life from conception to natural death, the centrality of the family, as established by Article 29 of the Italian Constitution ("the family as the first natural community based on marriage"), children's right to have a father and a mother, the PdF also opposes same-sex adoptions.

The People of Family's values are mainly centered on the Christian faith, which built the historical and cultural identity of Italy and Europe. Another fundamental value is represented by the family. According to PdF members, they are the heirs of the great tradition of the Italian People's Party of Don Luigi Sturzo.[4]

The People of Family formed a joint list with Popular Alternative for the 2019 European Parliament election.[5]

Controversies

The party was labeled by some political commentators as a Christian fundamentalist movement.[6][7]

Secretary

National Congress

Electoral results

Italian Parliament

Chamber of Deputies
Election year Votes % Seats +/– Leader
2018 219,633 (11th) 0.67
0 / 630
Mario Adinolfi
Senate of the Republic
Election year Votes % Seats +/– Leader
2018 211,759 (11th) 0.70
0 / 315
Mario Adinolfi

European Parliament

European Parliament
Election year Votes % Seats +/– Leader
2019 114,531 (12th)[a] 0.43
0 / 76
Mario Adinolfi
  1. ^ In a joint list with Popular Alternative.

Symbols

References

  1. ^ È nato il Popolo della Famiglia (in Italian)
  2. ^ Il Popolo della Famiglia (in Italian)
  3. ^ Difendiamo i nostri figli (in Italian)
  4. ^ Il Popolo della Famiglia – Il Programma (in Italian)
  5. ^ "Presentato il simbolo AP per le elezioni europee 2019". Alternativa Popolare (in Italian). 2019-04-07. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  6. ^ Mario Adinolfi, nuovo guru degli ultra cattolici
  7. ^ Mario Adinolfi, dieci motivi per cui cantare ‘Meno male che Marione c’è’

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