Lega Marche
SecretaryRiccardo Marchetti
(federal commissioner)
IdeologyRegionalism
Populism
National affiliationLega Nord (1991–2020)
Lega per Salvini Premier (2020–present)
Legislative Assembly of Marche
3 / 31
Website
https://www.leganordmarche.it

Lega Marche (English: Marche League), whose complete name is Lega Marche per Salvini Premier (English: Marche League for Salvini Premier), is a regionalist political party active in Marche. The party was a "national" section of Lega Nord (LN) from 1991 to 2000 and has been the regional section of Lega per Salvini Premier (LSP) in Marche since 2020.[1]

The party has long been led by Luca Rodolfo Paolini, who has served in the Chamber of Deputies from 2008 to 2013 and again since 2018. The current leader is pro-tempore federal commissioner Riccardo Marchetti, from Umbria (Lega Umbria).[2]

Recent history

In 2010 the party entered the Legislative Assembly of Marche for the first time with two regional councillors, while in 2015 it obtained its best result ever (13.0%) and, despite a reduction of the Assembly's numbers, obtained one more councillor.[3]

Popular support

The party is a tiny one among the national sections of the LN, but it is recently gaining clout. In the 2015 regional election it won 13.0% of the vote in the region, its best result ever. While being usually stronger in the province of Pesaro and Urbino, the northern province which has historically been part of Romagna, in 2015 it obtained its best score in Macerata (17.2%).

The electoral results of Lega Nord Marche in the region are shown in the table below.

1990 regional 1992 general 1994 general 1995 regional 1996 general 1999 European 2000 regional 2001 general 2004 European 2005 regional 2006 general 2008 general 2009 European 2010 regional
0.3 1.3 - 0.5 1.5 0.4 0.3 - 0.9 0.9 1.0 2.2 5.5 6.3
2013 general 2014 European 2015 regional 2018 general 2019 European 2020 regional
0.7 2.7 13.0 17.3 38.0 22.4

Electoral results

Legislative Assembly of Marche

Election year Votes % Seats +/− Leader
1985 5,433 (10th) 0.6
0 / 40
1990 2,440 (13th) 0.3
0 / 40
1995 4,252 (13th) 0.5
0 / 40
Luca Rodolfo Paolini
2000 2,124 (16th) 0.3
0 / 40
Luca Rodolfo Paolini
2005 6,866 (12th) 0.8
0 / 40
Luca Rodolfo Paolini
2010 45,726 (4th) 6.3
2 / 41
Increase 2
Luca Rodolfo Paolini
2015 62,065 (3rd) 13.0
3 / 31
Increase 1
Luca Rodolfo Paolini
2020 139,148 (2nd) 22.4
8 / 31
Increase 5
Luca Rodolfo Paolini


Leadership

References

  1. ^ "Nasce la Lega Marche - Salvini Premier, Arrigoni". 11 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Ribaltone nella Lega Marche: Marchetti nuovo commissario, Arrigoni ai saluti". 15 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Marche - Elezioni Regionali - 31 maggio 2015". Retrieved 2 March 2018.