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Middle Italy (political party)

Middle Italy
Italia di Mezzo
Leader Marco Follini
Founded 21 October 2006 (2006-10-21)
Dissolved 14 October 2007 (2007-10-14)
Split from Union of Christian and Centre Democrats
Merged into Democratic Party
Ideology Centrism
Christian democracy
National affiliation The Union
International affiliation None
European affiliation None

Middle Italy[1][2][3] (Italia di mezzo, IdM) was an centrist Italian political grouping founded in 2006 by Marco Follini, Senate member and former leader of the Union of Christian and Centre Democrats (UDC, 2002–05), and Riccardo Conti, member of the Chamber of Deputies. Initially founded as a free political association in support of the "no" vote for the 2006 constitutional referendum, it became a party on 21 October 2006, after Follini announced his resignations from the UDC caucus.

The primary goal of this political movement was to attract all those voters who were unsatisfied by the Italian political system, based on the often harsh contrapposition between the centre-left Union and the centre-right House of Freedoms, and to change, or, better, to produce the end of bi-polarism. However, IdM supported then-Prime Minister Romano Prodi in a confidence vote and then entered The Union.

Never having contested an election on its own, the party merged into the Democratic Party (PD) at its founding on 14 October 2007. Most of its members did not follow Follini in that decision and switched to Italy of the Centre, led by former Minister of the Interior Vincenzo Scotti.


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  2. ^ Scherer, Steve (2007-02-23). "Prodi Allies Say They Have Support to Form New Italy Government". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  3. ^ Friday, October 20, 2006 - 10:08 (2006-10-20). "Follini quits UDC party". ITALY Magazine. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 

External links

  • Official website
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