Lega Sardegna
SecretaryDario Giagoni
(coordinator)
Founded2010
HeadquartersCagliari
Newspapernone
Membershipunknown
IdeologySardinian nationalism
Regionalism
Populism
National affiliationLega per Salvini Premier
Regional Council
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Website
www.leganord.org

Lega Sardegna (English: Sardinia League; abbr. LS), whose complete name is Lega Sardegna per Salvini Premier (English: Sardinia League for Salvini Premier), is a regionalist and Sardinian nationalist political party active in Sardinia, Italy.

The party was established as Lega Nord Sardegna (English: Northern League Sardinia; abbr. LNS) in 2010, but, despite being loosely affiliated with Lega Nord (LS) through Roberto Mura (a Lombard senator of Sardinian descent), it was never recognised among the LN's "national" sections. At its beginnings, LNS's main local leader was Giorgio Ladu, a former national secretary of the social-democratic Sardinian Action Party (PSd'Az).[1] The party became the regional section of Lega per Salvini Premier (LSP) in Sardinia in 2020.

In the 2009 European Parliament election LN won 0.7% in the region. The party was strongest in the province of Ogliastra (5.1%), Ladu's political base, and in the province of Olbia-Tempio (1.9%).[2] In the 2010 provincial elections the party won 2.9% in Ogliastra (where Ladu won 3.0% as candidate for President), 1.5% in Olbia-Tempio, 0.8% in Sassari and 0.4% in Cagliari.[3]

In the 2014 European Parliament election LN won 1.4% in the region, doing better in the Province of Olbia-Tempio (2.4%) than anywhere else.[4]

In the 2018 general election candidates of the PSd'Az ran within the "Lega - Salvini Premier" list, as the LN and the PSd'Az had formed an alliance.[5][6][7][8] The alliance managed to get 10.8% of the vote and Christian Solinas, leader of the PSd'Az, was elected to the Senate,[9] while Guido De Martini, a local activist of the LN,[10] was elected to the Chamber.[11]

In the 2019 regional election the League successfully supported Solinas for President. Solinas won 47.8% of the vote. The League was the leading force of the local centre-right coalition, gaining 11.4% and 8 seats (out of 60) in the regional council.[12]

In 2020 the LS became the regional section of Lega per Salvini Premier and since 2021 it has been led by Dario Giagoni.[13]

Popular support

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

1987 general 1989 European 1992 general 1994 European 1999 European 2004 European 2006 general 2009 European 2013 general 2014 European 2018 general 2019 regional
0.4[a] 0.1[b] 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.7 0.1 1.4 10.8 11.4

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-02. Retrieved 2010-06-01.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Ministry of the Interior – Historical Electoral Archive
  3. ^ Ministry of the Interior Archived 2010-04-01 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Dipartimento per gli Affari Interni e Territoriali".
  5. ^ "Lega-Psd'Az, arriva l'accordo: Salvini a Cagliari - Politica". L'Unione Sarda.it. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  6. ^ "LEGA - PSD'AZ, I NOSTRI OBIETTIVI: 10 PUNTI PER LA SARDEGNA". Sito Ufficiale del Partidu Sardu - Partito Sardo d'Azione. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  7. ^ Salvini: "Nel 2018 Italia federale". Accordo Lega-Partito Sardo d'Azione, Affaritaliani.it
  8. ^ Rojch, Luca (23 January 2018). "Psd'Az: "Noi e la Lega? Giusto così. Proteste insignificanti" - Cronaca". la Nuova Sardegna. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Parlamentari al primo mandato e uscenti che tornano a Roma: i 25 eletti". Sardiniapost.it. 5 March 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Sardegna Reporter - Ultime Notizie Sardegna". Sardegna Reporter. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Psd'Az di nuovo in Parlamento dopo 22 anni grazie a Salvini: eletti Solinas e De Martini". Sardiniapost.it. 5 March 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Risultati riassuntivi". Regionesardegna.it. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  13. ^ "La Lega Sardegna si rinnova: Dario Giagoni nuovo coordinatore regionale, Pierluigi Saiu nuovo capogruppo in Regione". 19 December 2021.