Italy. Common Good
Italia. Bene Comune
LeaderPier Luigi Bersani
Founded13 October 2012
Dissolved28 April 2013 de facto (with Enrico Letta grand coalition cabinet)
Political positionCentre-left[1]
ColoursRed, Green

Italy. Common Good (Italian: Italia. Bene Comune, IBC) was a centre-left political and electoral alliance in Italy created to stand at the 2013 Italian general election.


The alliance was announced on 31 July 2012 by the Secretary of the Democratic Party Pier Luigi Bersani and officially launched on 13 October, with the signature of a common political platform.[2]

By the terms of the agreement, each party in the coalition stood separately in the 2013 general election. However, all parties agreed to support a single candidate as Prime Minister. Bersani was elected as the coalition's leader and candidate for prime minister in the primary election held on 25 November and 2 December.[3][4][5]

In the election, the coalition gained a plurality in both houses of the Italian parliament, garnering 29.6% of the vote in the Chamber[6] and 31.6% of the vote in the Senate.[7] Although IBC had a solid majority of seats in the Chamber, it came up short of a majority in the Senate, thus leaving it unable to form a government on its own. Consequently, Bersani resigned from party leadership and the PD joined a grand coalition government, led by the PD's Enrico Letta.

Primary election results[8]
Candidates Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Pier Luigi Bersani PD 1,395,096 44.9 1,706,457 60.9
Matteo Renzi PD 1,104,958 35.5 1,095,925 39.1
Nichi Vendola SEL 485,689 15.6
Laura Puppato PD 80,628 2.6
Bruno Tabacci CD 43,840 1.4
All votes total 3,181,626 2,741,685
Blank and invalid votes 2,659 0.22 8,930 0.32


The alliance was composed by the following parties:

Party Ideology Leader
Democratic Party (PD) Social democracy Pier Luigi Bersani
Left Ecology Freedom (SEL) Democratic socialism Nichi Vendola
Democratic Centre (CD) Centrism Bruno Tabacci
Italian Socialist Party (PSI) Social democracy Riccardo Nencini

Also part of the alliance were regional parties such as the South Tyrolean People's Party (in South Tyrol),[9] Trentino Tyrolean Autonomist Party (in Trentino),[10] Autonomy Liberty Participation Ecology (in Aosta Valley),[11] Moderates (in Piedmont), and The Megaphone (in Sicily).[12] Additionally, the Greens of South Tyrol formed a local electoral pact with SEL in South Tyrol.[13]

Election results

Italian Parliament

Chamber of Deputies
Election year Votes % Seats +/− Leader
2013 10,047,603 (1st) 29.5
345 / 630
Pier Luigi Bersani
Senate of the Republic
Election year Votes % Seats +/− Leader
2013 9,686,683 (1st) 31.6
127 / 315
Pier Luigi Bersani


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  5. ^ "Il centrosinistra "ignora" il premier". 2009-12-24. Retrieved 2013-03-01.
  6. ^ "Dipartimento per gli Affari Interni e Territoriali".
  7. ^ "Dipartimento per gli Affari Interni e Territoriali".
  8. ^ "Risultati". Archived from the original on 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2013-02-18.
  9. ^ "Accordo fatto SVP-Pd per senato Bolzano - Trentino-Alto Adige/Suedtirol". Retrieved 2013-03-01.
  10. ^ "Patto per l'autonomia Svp-Pd-Patt - Trentino-Alto Adige/Suedtirol". 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2013-03-01.
  11. ^ "Guichardaz e Morelli candidati Alpe-Pd - Valle D'Aosta". Retrieved 2013-03-01.
  12. ^ "Liste, i simboli presentati sono 215: è record. Domani le esclusioni - Il Messaggero". Retrieved 2013-03-01.
  13. ^ "Elezioni, patto Verdi Alto Adige e Sel - Corriere della Sera". 2009-12-24. Retrieved 2013-03-01.