May 2001 Italian Election Parties

 

Olive Tree (Ulivo) coalition

-         Democrats of the Left (DS) -- moderate wing of former Communist party

-         Greens (Sunflower/Girasole)

-         Italian Popular Party (PPI) "Daisy/Margherita" -- ex-Christian Democrats

-         Italian Communists (PDCI) -- less moderate wing of former CP

 

Communist Refoundation Party (PRC) -- ex-Communists

 

House of Freedoms

-         Forza Italia (Go Italy!)

-         National Alliance (NA) -- ex-fascist party

-         Northern League (Lega Nord) -- northern nativist party

-         Christian Democratic Center (CCD)/ United Christian Democrats (CDU) -- other ex-Christian Democrats

-         New PSI (Craxi supporters)

 


April 2006 Election Coalitions

 

The Union

 

-         Olive Tree (Ulivo) coalition

o      Democrats of the Left (DS) -- moderate wing of former Communist party

o      Italian Popular Party (PPI) "Daisy/Margherita" -- ex-Christian Democrats

-         Greens (Sunflower/Girasole)

-         Italian Communists (PDCI) -- less moderate wing of former CP

-         Communist Refoundation Party (PRC) -- ex-Communists

-         Italy of Values

 

House of Freedoms

-         Forza Italia (Go Italy!)

-         National Alliance (NA) -- ex-fascist party

-         Northern League (Lega Nord) -- northern nativist party

-         Union of Christian and Center Democrats (UDC) –merger of CCD/CDU) with European Democracy

-         New PSI (Craxi supporters) with Christian Democracy for the Autonomies (sometimes New DC),