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      • The People of Freedom (Italian: Il Popolo della Libertà, PdL) was a centre-right political party in Italy. The PdL, launched by Silvio Berlusconi on 18 November 2007, was initially a federation of political parties, notably including Forza Italia and National Alliance, which participated as a joint election list in the 2008 general election.
  1. Il Popolo della Libertà (abbreviato in PdL) è stato un partito politico italiano di centro-destra.. Fondato il 29 marzo 2009, il partito nacque dall'unione dei due principali partiti di centro-destra presenti in Italia dal 1994: Forza Italia di Silvio Berlusconi, partito cristiano-conservatore e liberale, ed Alleanza Nazionale di Gianfranco Fini, partito nazional-conservatore di destra.

  2. Il Popolo della Libertà (kurz PdL; deutsch Das Volk der Freiheit) war der Name einer politischen Partei in Italien, die 2009 aus der Fusion von Forza Italia und Alleanza Nazionale sowie kleinerer Parteien entstand. Gründer war Italiens ehemaliger Ministerpräsident Silvio Berlusconi.

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    In the run-up to the 2006 general election there was talk among the House of Freedoms coalition's member parties on merging into a "united party of moderates and reformers". Forza Italia (FI), National Alliance (AN) and the Union of Christian and Centre Democrats (UDC) all seemed interested in the project. Soon after the election, however, UDC leader Pier Ferdinando Casini, who had been a reluctant coalition partner, started to distance from its historical allies. Another party of the coaliti...

    "Running board revolution"

    On 18 November 2007, Berlusconi claimed that his supporters had collected over 7 million signatures on an appeal demanding the President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, to call a fresh general election. Shortly afterwards, from the running board of a car in a crowded Piazza San Babila in Milan, he announced that FI would soon merge or transform into a new "party of the Italian people". The new course was thus called the "running board revolution" (rivoluzione del predellino) and this exp...

    Foundation and early years

    On 24 January 2008, the Prodi II Cabinet fell as a result of the political crisis, paving the way for a new general election. The day after Berlusconi hinted that FI would probably contest its last election, and postponed the foundation of the new party until after the election. In an atmosphere of reconciliation with Fini, Berlusconi also stated that the new party could involve the participation of other parties.On 8 February, Berlusconi and Fini agreed to form a joint list under the banner...

    The PdL aimed at combining together the traditions of its two main predecessors, Forza Italia (FI) and National Alliance (AN), as well as their smaller partners, among them Liberal Populars, Christian Democracy for the Autonomies, New Italian Socialist Party, Liberal Reformers, and Social Action. FI, launched in 1994 by Silvio Berlusconi, was joine...

    The PdL had its strongholds in Southern Italy, especially in Campania, Apulia and Sicily, but its power base included also two regions of the North, Lombardy and Veneto, where the party however suffered the competition of Lega Nord, which controlled the governorships of Piedmont, Lombardy and Veneto. The regions governed by a PdL governor in 2013 w...

    President: Silvio Berlusconi(2008–2013)
    Secretary: Angelino Alfano(2011–2013)
    Coordinator: Sandro Bondi (2009–2013), Ignazio La Russa (2009–2012), Denis Verdini (2009–2013)
    Party Leader in the Chamber of Deputies: Fabrizio Cicchitto (2008–2013), Renato Brunetta(2013)
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    Duncan McDonnell (2013). "Silvio Berlusconi's Personal Parties: From Forza Italia to Popolo Della Libertà". Political Studies. 61 (S1): 217–233. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9248.2012.01007.x. S2CID 143141811.
    David Hine; Davide Vampa (2011). Another Divorce: The PdL in 2010. Much Ado About Nothing?. Italian Politics. Vol. 26. Berghahn. pp. 65–84.
    • 18 November 2007, (launched), 27 March 2009, (founded)
    • Centre-right
  3. Jun 18, 2022 · IL POPOLO DELLA LIBERTA’ ... Rendiconto dell'esercizio 2020; Legge 3/2019 Art. 1 comma 11; Movimento Politico il Popolo della Libertà . IL POPOLO DELLA LIBERTA’ ...

  4. The People of Freedom (Il Popolo della Liberta, PdL) is a center-right political party in Italy. The party was launched by Silvio Berlusconi on 18 November 2007 and officially founded in a party ...

  5. Popolo della Libertà. Partit polític italià. Fou constituït oficialment al novembre del 2007 i tingué el congrés fundacional al març del 2009. Format bàsicament per la fusió de Forza Italia i Alleanza Nazionale, incorporà també una dotzena de partits menors, entre d’altres, Democrazia Cristiana per le Autonomie, Popolari Liberali i ...

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