Coraggio Italia
PresidentLuigi Brugnaro
Vice President
Founded27 May 2021 (2021-05-27)
Split fromForza Italia
Ideology
Political positionCentre-right
National affiliationCentre-right coalition
Colours  Magenta (official)
  Indigo (customary)
Chamber of Deputies
24 / 630
Senate
7 / 315
European Parliament
0 / 73
Conference of Regions and Autonomous Provinces
1 / 21
Regional Councils
13 / 897
Website
coraggioitalia.it

Coraggio Italia (literally "Courage Italy"[1] also translatable into "Cheer up Italy", CI), is a centre-right political party in Italy, launched in May 2021.[2] Its president is Luigi Brugnaro, mayor of Venice, while its vice presidents are deputy Marco Marin, senator Gaetano Quagliariello and Giovanni Toti, president of Liguria.[3][4]

History

In February 2021, amid the formation of Mario Draghi's national unity government, Cambiamo! (C!), a liberal-conservative party led by Giovanni Toti, started to attract new members from the more centrist wing of Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia (FI).[5]

In May 2021, Toti and Luigi Brugnaro, mayor of Venice, announced the formation of a new political party mainly composed by outgoing members of FI,[6] as well as Gaetano Quagliariello's Identity and Action (already connected with C!), a splinter from the Five Star Movement (M5S), a splinter from the League (who later came back to her former party),[7] and three deputies previously affiliated with the centre-left Democratic Centre (CD).[8]

During the press conference in which he and Toti launched the new party, Brugnaro thanked Berlusconi, describing him as a "brave leader", but also added that the centre-right "has to move on, it is another era".[9]

Composition

Founding member parties

Party Main ideology Leader
Cambiamo! (C!) Liberal conservatism Giovanni Toti
Identity and Action (IdeA) Christian democracy Gaetano Quagliariello

Parliamentary groups

Party Main ideology Deputies Senators Total MPs
Cambiamo! (C!) Liberal conservatism 6 5 11
Identity and Action (IdeA) Christian democracy 0 1 1
Independents[a] 17 1 18
Totals 23 7 30
  1. ^ Deputies Maria Teresa Baldini, Raffale Baratto, Michaela Biancofiore, Felice Maurizio D'Ettore, Matteo Dall'Osso, Marco Marin, Stefano Mugnai, Guido Germano Pettarin, Elisabetta Ripani, Cosimo Sibilia, Simona Vietina and Senator Sandro Biasotti from Forza Italia, Fabiola Bologna and Gianluca Rospi from Popolo Protagonista, Fabio Berardini, Carlo Ugo De Girolamo, Marco Rizzone from the mixed group Democratic Centre, Martina Parisse from the Five Star Movement.

Leadership

References

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - Political Party - Courage Italy (CI)".
  2. ^ Coraggio Italia:Brugnaro,grazie al Cav, ma è altro tempo, ANSA
  3. ^ Nasce Coraggio Italia, con Brugnaro e Toti subito 24 deputati. Forza Italia ne perde 12, la Repubblica
  4. ^ "Nasce 'Coraggio Italia', nuovo progetto politico di Brugnaro e Toti". Adnkronos (in Italian). 26 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  5. ^ Forza Italia: tre deputati lasciano e vanno con Toti, Adnkronos
  6. ^ Giovanni Toti e Luigi Brugnaro presenteranno alla Camera il nuovo gruppo parlamentare “Coraggio Italia”, Il Post
  7. ^ "XVIII Legislatura - Deputati e Organi Parlamentari - Composizione Gruppi parlamentari". www.camera.it (in Italian). Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  8. ^ Nasce 'Coraggio Italia', nuovo progetto politico di Brugnaro e Toti, Adnkronos
  9. ^ Coraggio Italia:Brugnaro,grazie al Cav, ma è altro tempo, Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno