Energies for Italy

Energies for Italy (Italian: Energie per l'Italia, EpI) is a centre-right political party in Italy, launched in November 2016[2][3][4] and officially established on 1 April 2017.[5] Its leader is Stefano Parisi, a former director-general of Confindustria and CEO of Fastweb, who was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor in the 2016 Milan municipal election.

Energies for Italy

Energie per l'Italia
LeaderStefano Parisi
Founded1 April 2017 (2017-04-01)
Split fromForza Italia
HeadquartersViale Scarampo 49
20148 Milan
IdeologyFederalism
Liberalism
Political positionCentre[1] to centre-right
National affiliationCentre-right coalition
Colours     Gold
Chamber of Deputies
0 / 630
Senate
0 / 315
European Parliament
0 / 73
Regional
Councils
3 / 897
Website
www.energieperlitalia.com

History

In the run-up of the 2016 Milan municipal election, Stefano Parisi was selected by Silvio Berlusconi as the candidate for mayor for Forza Italia (FI). In the election, Parisi pulled the party to 20.2%, but however narrowly lost to his Democratic opponent, Giuseppe Sala, in the run-off. After asking Parisi to reform the party, in November Berlusconi disowned him, due to his difficult political relationship with the party's major ally, Lega Nord (LN).[6][7] Parisi thus launched his own party, EpI, and soon came to terms again with LN, aiming at being part of the same centre-right coalition.

In March 2017 Maurizio Sacconi, senator and former minister, who had been a member of the Italian Socialist Party (like Parisi), the old Forza Italia (FI) and the New Centre-Right (NCD), joined EpI, after stepping down from NCD Senate leader in February 2015 and later refusing to join the NCD-sponsored Popular Alternative (AP).[8][9][10]

Later on, the party was joined by another senator (Gabriele Albertini) and five deputies (Domenico Menorello, Giovanni Monchiero, Dino Secco, Gugliemo Vaccaro and Gianluigi Gigli),[11][12] mostly splinters of FI, NCD/AP and Civic Choice (SC). In September 2017 EpI joined forces with "The Marianne", a liberal political association led by Giovanni Negri (a former secretary of the Radical Party).[13][14][15] In November 2017, the Civics and Innovators sub-group in the Chamber, led by Monchiero, was renamed "Civics and Innovators – Energies for Italy".[16]

On 13 January 2018, EpI and CI launched a joint list named "Energies for Italy – for the Centre-right", allied with Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia.[17]

Electoral results

Regional Councils

Region Last election # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/−
Sicily 2017 with Diventerà Bellissima
0 / 70
Lombardy 2018 27,967 (#15) 0.53
1 / 80
1
Lazio 2018 37,043 (#13) 1.46
1 / 50
1
Abruzzo 2019 19,446 (#8) 3.24
1 / 31
1
Sardinia 2019 3,471 (#23) 0.49
0 / 60
-
Piedmont 2019 with NMS
0 / 51

Leadership

Symbols

References

  1. Giorgio Velardi (23 November 2017). "Centristi in movimento. Dalla Bonino a Berlusconi fino al movimento di Parisi: ecco dove guardano gli ex montiani per tornare in Parlamento. Aspettando Calenda". La Notizia.
  2. "Parisi launches new center-right party – English". 18 November 2016.
  3. Cagnazzo, Raffaella. "Centrodestra, Parisi lancia il nuovo movimento 'Energie per l'Italia': "Rinnovamento radicale dal basso"".
  4. "Parisi lancia "Energie per l'Italia": alternativi a Renzi e Grillo".
  5. Andrea Turco (March 30, 2017). "Sondaggi elettorali: Energie per l'Italia al 10% secondo Parisi". Termometro Politico.
  6. "Centrodestra: Berlusconi scarica Parisi, non può avere un ruolo se in contrasto con Salvini – Politica". 15 November 2016.
  7. Santarpia, Valentina. "Berlusconi scarica Parisi: "No a ruoli per lui se resta contrasto con Salvini" La replica di Parisi: "Io vado avanti"".
  8. "Sacconi lascia Alfano e approda a Energie per l'Italia. Parisi: adesione strada altarnativa alla sinistra – ILFOGLIETTONE.ITILFOGLIETTONE.IT". www.ilfogliettone.it.
  9. "Sacconi si schiera con Parisi insieme in Energie per l'Italia".
  10. "Il Sole 24 Ore". danielebellasio.blog.ilsole24ore.com.
  11. "COMITATO NAZIONALE • Energie PER l'Italia". Archived from the original on 2017-12-23. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  12. "Gigli: lascio Democrazia solidale e aderisco a Energie per l'Italia – AGV".
  13. Radicale, Radio (7 September 2017). "Insieme per ricostruire l'Italia – Conferenza stampa per annunciare l'alleanza tra Energie per l'Italia e La Marianna".
  14. "La Marianna ed Energie per l'Italia si uniscono".
  15. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-09-08. Retrieved 2017-09-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. "Centrodestra senza Energie".
  17. Radicale, Radio (11 January 2018). "Civici e Innovatori ed Energie per l'Italia alle politiche 2018: conferenza stampa di Stefano Parisi e Giovanni Monchiero sulla campagna di raccolta firme per la presentazione della lista elettorale".

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