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Lega per Salvini Premier
AbbreviationLSP / LpSP
LeaderMatteo Salvini
Founded14 December 2017[1]
Preceded byUs with Salvini
HeadquartersVia Carlo Bellerio 41, Milan[2]
IdeologyRight-wing populism[3]
Nationalism[4]
Federalism[4]
Conservatism[5]
Political positionRight-wing[6][7] to far-right[8][9]
National affiliationCentre-right coalition
European affiliationIdentity and Democracy Party[10]
Northern counterpartLega Nord
Colours  Blue
Website
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Lega per Salvini Premier (LSP or LpSP; transl. League for Salvini Premier) is a populist political party in Italy. The party, founded by Matteo Salvini and other Lega members on December 2017, is the sister party of Lega Nord. Lega per Salvini Premier represents the interests of Lega outside of its politically dominated areas in the North and so largely replacing the purpose of Us with Salvini.

Lega per Salvini Premier describes itself as; "a confederal political movement constituted in the form of an unrecognized association whose purpose is the peaceful transformation of the Italian state into a modern federal state through democratic and electoral methods. Lega per Salvini Premier promotes and supports the freedom and sovereignty of peoples at European level."[2] However political commentators describe the party as a parallel of Lega Nord that serves to represent the voters of the party in all over Italy.[11]

History

Lega per Salvini Premier was founded in December 2017 by Lega politicians; Matteo Salvini, Lorenzo Fontana, Giancarlo Giorgetti, Giulio Centemero and Roberto Calderoli to represent Central and Southern Italy.[11] Since 2018, membership recruitment by Lega in the Centre-South has been made under the name of "Lega per Salvini Premier" (LSP),[12] practically supplanting Us with Salvini.[citation needed] Officials of the League claimed that the creation of LSP was also due to "judicial reasons".[13]

The LSP, whose statute had been published in the Gazzetta Ufficiale in December 2017[14] and had been described as a "parallel party",[15][16] might eventually replace both the LN and NcS, which would be merged into one. In the meantime, the parties' joint parliamentary groups have been named "Lega–Salvini Premier" in the Chamber[17] and "Lega–Salvini Premier–Partito Sardo d'Azione" in the Senate.[18] According to news sources, Salvini might even launch a brand-new party and absorb most of the centre-right parties into it.[citation needed]

In 2019 Lega per Salvini Premier was accepted into the European political party, Identity and Democracy Party.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Nord contro Sud: la Lega "nazionale" di Salvini si divide sull'autonomia". Il Sole 24 ORE.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 April 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2018). "Italy". Parties and Elections in Europe.
  4. ^ a b "Dalla Lega Lombarda a Salvini Premier: i 35 anni del partito. FOTO | Sky TG24". tg24.sky.it.
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  6. ^ Ferraresi, Mattia. "Italy's Far-Right Is on the Rise". Foreign Policy. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  7. ^ Vagnoni, Crispian Balmer, Giselda (10 February 2021). "Cornered by Draghi, Italy's Salvini shifts his party out of far-right camp". Reuters. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  8. ^ Stille, Alexander (9 August 2018). "How Matteo Salvini pulled Italy to the far right". the Guardian. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  9. ^ Birnbaum, Michael; Pitrelli, Stefano (6 March 2018). "Matteo Salvini could be Western Europe's first far-right leader since 1945". The Washington Post. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  10. ^ a b "Identity and Democracy Party". Identity and Democracy Party.
  11. ^ a b Cremonesi, Marco (26 October 2018). "Salvini, via alla nuova Lega: sovranista per statuto e senza Alberto da Giussano". Corriere della Sera.
  12. ^ "Lo strano caso delle doppie tessere della Lega: così Salvini si è fatto due partiti". TPI (in Italian). 8 July 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  13. ^ Bertocchi, Gabriele. "Salvini sdoppia la Lega: due partiti per un leader". ilGiornale.it.
  14. ^ "*** ATTO COMPLETO ***". www.gazzettaufficiale.it.
  15. ^ "Centrodestra. Salvini seppellisce il vecchio Carroccio e fonda un altro partito".
  16. ^ "Lega, Salvini schiera il "partito parallelo" per seppellire il vecchio Carroccio su cui pendono sequestri e confische".
  17. ^ "XVIII Legislatura – Deputati e Organi – Modifiche intervenute".
  18. ^ "Senato.it – Senato della Repubblica senato.it – Variazioni dei Gruppi parlamentari".