Trentino Project

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Trentino Project

Progetto Trentino
PresidentMarino Simoni
FounderSilvano Grisenti
Founded2 July 2012
Split fromUnion for Trentino
HeadquartersVia Degasperi 14/A, 38123 Trento
IdeologyChristian democracy[1]
Political positionCentre-right
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European Parliament
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Trentino Project (Italian: Progetto Trentino, PT) is a Christian-democratic[1] political party active in Trentino, Italy.


PT was formed in July 2012 as a split, led by former regional minister Silvano Grisenti, from the Union for Trentino (UpT).[2][3]

In the 2013 provincial election the party supported Diego Mosna, entrepreneur and president of Trentino Volley,[4] for President. Mosna was endorsed also by the Trentino Civic List,[5] Stop the Decline, Administer Trentino, Together for Autonomy and Autonomy 2020. Mosna won a mere 19.3% of the vote and was trounced by Ugo Rossi of the Trentino Tyrolean Autonomist Party, who garnered a landslide 58.1%.[6] PT however emerged as the fourth largest political force of Trentino, by winning 9.0% of the vote (the UpT got 13.3%)[6] and four provincial councillors plus Mosna, who was elected as defeated candidate.[7][6]

In December 2014, during the party's first congress, Marco Bettega was elected president to replace Mauro Dorigoni.[8]

In March 2015 Grisenti was convicted of corruption[9][10] and, consequently, abandoned politics.[11][12] The PT participated in the successive Trento municipal election in coalition with Lega Nord Trentino (LNT), Trentino Civic List (CT), Forza Italia and the Brothers of Italy: in the event, the party won 3.8% of the vote, less than most of its coalition parties.[13][14]

In January 2016, during the party's second congress, Marino Simoni was elected as new president.[15] In April the PT signed a federative pact with the Populars for Italy (PpI), a minor Christian-democratic party represented in Parliament.[16][17]

In the 2018 provincial election the PT was part of the autonomist centre-right coalition. Maurizio Fugatti of the LNT was elected President of Trentino and PT, with its 3.2%, was the coalition's third largest party. PT's Mario Tonina was appointed acting Vice President by Fugatti:[18] after the death of CT's Rodolfo Borga (who was supposed to function as Vice President, due to CT's higher score in the election, 4.6%), Tonina's appointment became permanent.[19]



  1. ^ a b c Nordsieck, Wolfram (2018). "Trentino/Italy". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
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  4. ^ Mosna sarà candidato di Progetto Trentino - Cronaca - Trentino Corriere Alpi
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