Lega Nord. Lega Nord ( transl. Northern League; acronym: LN ), whose complete name is Lega Nord per l'Indipendenza della Padania ( transl. Northern League for the Independence of Padania ), is a right-wing, federalist, populist and conservative political party in Italy. In the run-up of the 2018 general election, the party was rebranded as Lega ( transl. League ), without changing its official name.
A seguito, la Lega Nord organizzò delle sezioni territoriali non coperte dai movimenti precedentemente esistenti: le province autonome di Trento e Bolzano, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, in Valle d'Aosta, in Umbria e nelle Marche . A breve, gli altri partiti italiani iniziarono a temere la Lega Nord come un autentico avversario politico.
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The Lega Nord (English: Northern League) is an Italian political party. It's leader is Matteo Salvini. After the 2018 elections, Lega Nord formed a coalition with the Five Star Movement. Since 2014, the party has been a member of the right-wing to far-right Movement for a Europe of Nations and Freedom group in the European Parliament.
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The Lega Nord (LN) was established in 1989 as a federation of six regional parties from northern and north-central Italy (Liga Veneta, Lega Lombarda, Piemont Autonomista, Uniun Ligure, Lega Emiliano-Romagnola and Alleanza Toscana), which became the party's founding "national" sections in 1991. Umberto Bossi was the party's founder and later long-time federal secretary. The LN long advocated the transformation of Italy from a unitary state to a federation, fiscal federalism, regionalism and gr...
Road to the new party
In the 2017 leadership election Salvini was confirmed LN's leader, defeating Gianni Fava, from the party's traditionalist wing. The May 2017 federal congress marked the "national" turnaround. In October 2017 Salvini announced that in the 2018 general election the party would be re-branded simply as "Lega" and would field lists also in central-southern Italy. On 14 December 2017 the "Lega per Salvini Premier" party was established by long-time LN member Roberto Calderoli and its constitution w...
2020 regional elections
Salvini's popularity was supposed to create better chances for the League to continue its winning streak in regional elections (the latest being the 2019 regional election in Umbria, where Donatella Tesei was elected president with 57.6% of the vote and the League obtained 37.0%), particularly in Emilia-Romagna, a large region long-governed by the centre-left coalition. However, in the 2020 Emilia-Romagna regional election the party's candidate, Lucia Borgonzoni, stopped at 43.6% of the vote...
The League is usually described as a right-wing or far-right party at the international level. However, Miles Johnson of the Financial Times, interviewing Matteo Salvini, pointed out that most Italian media consider the party as centre-right. Moreover, according to Antonio Polito, columnist for the Corriere della Sera and a former centre-left polit...
While continuing to support autonomism, regionalism and federalism, under Salvini the League has gradually but decidedly set aside Padanian nationalism and separatism, which were long pursued by Lega Nord. Through souverainism, the party has also been making inroads in southern Italy. It is actually a matter of debate whether the League has embrace...
Since 2014, the political communication and propaganda of Salvini and the League have been entrusted to an external communication company, the "Sistema Intranet snc" of Luca Morisi and Andrea Paganella. This company uses a software known as "the Beast" which, through a series of algorithms (based on monitoring the sentiments of the network), accord...
The League participates in 15 out of 21 sub-national governments (Italy has 20 regions, one of which, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, is composed of two autonomous provinces with dinstict autonony and a seat each in the Conference of Regions and Autonomous Provinces: Trentino and South Tyrol). The following is a list of the most relevant local instit...Electoral logoOfficial logo
The Northern League (LN, Lega Nord) was the first football league in Italy. The League. The League born in summer 1921 in opposition to the Italian Football Federation. The greatest and richest clubs of Northern Italy unsuccessfully asked for a reform of the amatorial and crowded Italian Football Championship.
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Lega Nord Die Lega (Liga) ist eine politische Partei in Italien, die mehrfach ihren Namen und ihre Ausrichtung änderte. Sie war anfangs hauptsächlich im Norden Italiens aktiv und hieß bis 2018 Lega Nord (deutsch: Liga Nord; vollständiger Name Lega Nord per l’indipendenza della Padania, übersetzt: Liga Nord für die Unabhängigkeit Padaniens ).