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Identity and Action

Identity and Action (Italian: Identità e Azione, IdeA), also known as IdeA Movement (Movimento IdeA), is a conservative political party in Italy, whose membership stretches from Christian democracy to liberal conservatism.

Identity and Action

Identità e Azione
PresidentGaetano Quagliariello
Founded25 November 2015 (2015-11-25)
Split fromNew Centre-Right
HeadquartersPiazza Madama 9, Rome
Newspaperl'Occidentale (online)
Think tankMagna Carta Foundation
Membership (2017)2,000+[1]
IdeologyChristian democracy[2]
Liberal conservatism[3]
Political positionCentre-right
National affiliationCambiamo!
Centre-right coalition
European affiliationEuropean Christian Political Movement
International affiliationnone
European Parliament groupno MEPs
Colours     Blue      Orange
Chamber of Deputies
0 / 630
Senate
1 / 315
European Parliament
0 / 73
Regional
Councils
1 / 897
Website
www.movimentoidea.it

The party's leader is Gaetano Quagliariello, a former minister for Institutional Reforms.

HistoryEdit

The party was formed on 25 November 2015 by a group of splinters from the New Centre-Right (NCD), a centre-right party which was then part of government led by Matteo Renzi, leader of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD). Two deputies (Vincenzo Piso and Eugenia Roccella) and four senators (Andrea Augello, Luigi Compagna, Carlo Giovanardi and Gaetano Quagliariello) left the NCD because they no longer supported its alliance with the PD. They were joined by two deputies, Guglielmo Vaccaro (ex-PD, later Unique Italy–IU) and Renata Bueno (South American Union Italian Emigrants–USEI), and several regional politicians, including Davide Bellomo (independent, Apulia), Stefano Casali (Tosi List for Veneto, Veneto), Giovanni Chiodi (independent, former President of Abruzzo) and Vittoriano Solazzi (Marche 2020, Marche).[4][5][6][7][8]

Since its foundation, IdeA aimed at being part of the larger centre-right coalition.[5] The party established a particularly close relationship with Unique Italy (IU), of which Quagliariello became speaker in the Senate.[9][10][11] In the meantime, the four deputies of IdeA, along with Aniello Formisano of Italy of Values (IdV, a party which had long been part of centre-left coalitions), formed a sub-group, named after the USEI (and, later, "USEI–IdeA"), within the Mixed Group of the Chamber,[12][13] while the party's four senators joined the heterogeneous Great Autonomies and Freedom (GAL) group.[14][15]

In May 2017 the party changed its allegiance both in the Chamber, where it formed a sub-group with the Union of the Centre (UdC) within the Mixed Group,[16] and the Senate, where it left the GAL group and launched the alternative Federation of Freedom (FdL) group along with the Italian Liberal Party (PLI) and others, under Quagliariello's leadership.[17][18][19]

In December 2017 IdeA was supposed to be a founding member of Us with Italy (NcI), a pro-Silvio Berlusconi centrist electoral list within the centre-right coalition for the 2018 general election, but finally stood out.[20][21][22] NcI was launched by splinters from Popular Alternative (AP – two groups, a Christian-democratic one led by Maurizio Lupi and a liberal one led by Enrico Costa), Direction Italy (DC), Civic Choice (SC), Act! (F!), Popular Construction (CP) and the Movement for the Autonomies (MpA).[20][21][22] However, in early January 2018, after that NcI had been joined also by the UdC,[23][24][25] IdeA joined too,[26][27] with the goal of reaching 3%, required to win seats from proportional lists under a new electoral law.

In the election the NcI obtained a mere 1.3% of the vote and only Quagliariello was re-elected for IdeA. Soon after the election, the party quit NcI and, along with the UdC, formed a pact with FI and joined its parliamentary group.[28][29][30][31]

In the 2019 Basilicata regional election the party obtained 4.2% of the vote.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.movimentoidea.it/territori/superate-2-000-adesioni-iscriviti-a-idea
  2. ^ Dario Tiengo (June 9, 2017). "Gaetano Quagliariello "La mia IDEA per un centrodestra liberale, conservatore e cristiano"". l'Occidentale.
  3. ^ Gianluca Roselli (January 14, 2017). "Ecco la nuova Idea di Quagliariello per un centrodestra liberal-conservatore". Formiche.net.
  4. ^ "Centrodestra, Quagliariello lancia "Idea". Alternativi a Renzi, guardando ai territori | l'Occidentale". loccidentale.it. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  5. ^ a b Car. Sol. "L'"Idea" di Quagliariello è puntare su Passera – Politica – iltempo". iltempo.it. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  6. ^ "Nasce Idea, il nuovo partito di Quagliariello – IlGiornale.it". ilgiornale.it. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  7. ^ "Tutte le sintonie tra Fitto, Marchini, Passera, Quagliariello e Tosi - Formiche.net". formiche.net. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  8. ^ "Ncd, Quagliariello lancia il quarto petalo. Cassano: "Voleva il Ministero" – Affaritaliani.it". affaritaliani.it. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  9. ^ Altri articoli dalla categoria » (2015-11-30). "Italia Unica entra in Parlamento con Quagliariello e Vaccaro". Repubblica.it. Retrieved 2016-05-08.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  10. ^ 2 dicembre 2015 (2015-12-02). "Italia Unica, Passera: entriamo in Parlamento. Speaker e "intesa" con Quagliariello". Il Sole 24 ORE. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  11. ^ Redazione, L'Huffington Post. "Italia Unica, Corrado Passera arruola l'ex pd Guglielmo Vaccaro alla Camera. Al Senato "intesa" con Gaetano Quagliariello". Huffingtonpost.it. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  12. ^ "XVII Legislatura – Deputati e Organi Parlamentari – Composizione gruppi Parlamentari". Camera.it. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  13. ^ "Italiani all'estero, è ufficiale: nasce componente USEI (che pende a sinistra)". Italiachiamaitalia.it. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  14. ^ "Composizione del Gruppo Grandi Autonomie e Libertà (Grande Sud, Popolari per l'Italia, Moderati, Idea, Euro-Exit, M.P.L.-Movimento politico Libertas)". senato.it. 2016-02-16. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  15. ^ "Senatori IDEA lasciano AP e formano componente in GAL | l'Occidentale" (in Italian). Loccidentale.it. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  16. ^ http://www.camera.it/leg17/1083
  17. ^ http://www.senato.it/Leg17/4244
  18. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.it/2017/05/18/federazione-della-liberta-al-senato-nasce-il-gruppo-anti-rosate_a_22097082
  19. ^ http://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/topnews/2017/05/18/senato-nasce-gruppo-federazione-liberta_b24c382b-727d-451a-81b4-04fbe24f70bc.html
  20. ^ a b http://www.repubblica.it/politica/2017/12/19/news/listone_centristi_pro_berlusconi-184566329
  21. ^ a b [1]
  22. ^ a b http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/politica/nasce-noi-litalia-quarta-gamba-centrodestra-1475804.html
  23. ^ http://www.affaritaliani.it/milano/udc-noi-con-italia-accordo-sulla-lista-torna-lo-scudo-crociato-517050.html
  24. ^ http://www.corriere.it/politica/17_dicembre_30/gentiloni-berlusconi-lornzin-casini-pd-margherita-civica-popolare-simbolo-votazioni-nasce-stampella-centrista-forza-italia-c6bba08c-ecfc-11e7-ba29-fb1d66cc2503.shtml
  25. ^ http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/politica/berlusconi-si-appella-ai-delusi-politica-sar-sfida-coi-5-1478798.html
  26. ^ http://www.affaritaliani.it/puglia/la-tela-fitto-cesa-si-allarga-su-idea-di-gaetano-quagliariello-517848.html
  27. ^ http://formiche.net/2018/01/05/saremo-garantire-lautosufficienza-al-centrodestra-parla-gaetano-quagliariello
  28. ^ http://www.movimentoidea.it/news/lettera-del-presidente-idea-gaetano-quagliariello
  29. ^ http://www.movimentoidea.it/news/sottoscritto-senato-accordo-federativo-idea-gruppo-forza-italia
  30. ^ https://www.diariodelweb.it/ultimora/notizie/?nid=20180323-6364
  31. ^ http://ildubbio.news/ildubbio/2018/03/23/senato-romani-con-accordo-fi-udc-idea-siamo-secondo-gruppo

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