Lega Nord Valle d'Aosta

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Lega Nord Valle d'Aosta
SecretaryMarialice Boldi (federal commissioner)
Presidentvacant
Founded1991
IdeologyFederalism
Regionalism[1]
Right-wing populism[1]
National affiliationLega Nord
Chamber of Deputies
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Senate
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European Parliament
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Regional Council of Aosta Valley
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Alternative flag of Valle d'Aosta used by Lega Nord Valle d'Aosta

Lega Nord Valle d'Aosta (French: Ligue du Nord Vallée d'Aoste;[2] English: Northern League Aosta Valley) is a regionalist[1] political party in Aosta Valley, Italy. It was founded in 1991 by a group of former associates of Roberto Gremmo in the Autonomist Union and has since functioned as the "national" (hence, regional) section of Lega Nord in the region.

Recent history[edit]

In the 2008 regional election the party externally supported the winning centre-right regionalist coalition composed of Valdostan Union (UV), Edelweiss (SA) and Autonomist Federation (FA). LNVdA had particularly good relations with the latter.[3]

In the 2013 general election the candidates of LNVdA garnered 3.3% in the race for the Chamber of Deputies' seat[4] and 3.9% in the Senate race.[5] However, after the election, the elected deputy, Rudi Marguerettaz of SA, decided to join the group of Lega Nord in the Chamber.[6][7] It was the first time ever that a deputy in the group of Lega Nord came from Aosta Valley.

In the 2013 regional election the party reinforced its alliance with SA (and, through SA, with the UV–SA–FA regionalist coalition), under which two LNVdA candidates (Nicoletta Spelgatti and Zeudi Zoso) were included in the SA list.[8][9][10][11] The joint list obtained 12.2% of the vote and 5 elects to the Regional Council, but none of LNVdA.[12]

In 2015 Marguerettaz broke with the party.[13][14] However, the LNVdA started to grow in membership and popular support.

In the 2018 general election the candidates of LNVdA garnered 17.5% in the race for the Chamber of Deputies' seat[15] and 17.8%% in the Senate race,[16] paving the way for a return into the Regional Council.

In the 2018 regional election the party, whose list was led by Spelgatti, obtained 17.1% of the vote and seven seats. After the election, the Regional Council elected Spelgatti as President, at the head of a broad left-right coalition, comprising Edelweiss–For Our Valley (SA–PNV), Autonomy Liberty Participation Ecology (ALPE), Mouv' and one defector from UV's ranks.[17][18] The government proved short-lived: in December it fell down and was replaced by a new one led by Antonio Fosson (PNV), at the head of a coalition composed of the Valdostan Union (UV), the Progressive Valdostan Union (UVP), ALPE and SA.[19][20][21][22]

Popular support[edit]

The party has never achieved a popular support comparable to the main national sections of the LN, due to the presence and electoral strength of other regionalist parties, notably including the Valdostan Union, Edelweiss, the Autonomist Federation and the Progressive Valdostan Union. The electoral results of Lega Nord Valle d'Aosta in Aosta Valley are shown in the table below.

1992 general 1993 regional 1994 general 1996 general 1998 regional 1999 European 2001 general 2003 regional 2004 European 2006 general 2008 general 2008 regional
- 7.6 17.1 8.1 3.4 1.9 with FI with FI 2.9 2.0 3.1 -
2009 European 2013 general 2013 regional 2014 European 2018 general 2018 regional
4.4 3.3 with SA 6.8 17.5 17.1

Leadership[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nordsieck, Wolfram (2018). "Aosta Valley/Italy". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  2. ^ The Aosta Valley is officially a bilingual (French-Italian) region.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2012-07-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2013-03-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2013-04-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Rudi Marguerettaz: "Con la Lega per essere più efficaci"". Aostasera.it. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Bersani: al Colle con proposta Pd Capigruppo, tocca a Zanda e Speranza". Repubblica.it. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Accordo Lega Nord - Stella Alpina per le elezioni regionali". Aostaoggi.it. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Elezioni regionali, la Lega Nord va con la Stella Alpina". Aostasera.it. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Regionali, tre candidate donne per la Lega Nord - News VDA ( Gazzetta Matin )". Gazzettamatin.com. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Da Stella Alpina "concretezza e attenzione per i problemi di tutti i giorni"". Aostasera.it. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-08. Retrieved 2013-06-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "PARLAMENTO: Marguerettaz lascia gruppo Lega Nord". Valledaostaglocal.it. 11 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Marguerettaz, il Deputato ribelle che dalla Lega passa al Misto". Temi.repubblica.it.
  15. ^ "Dipartimento per gli Affari Interni e Territoriali". Elezioni.interno.gov.it. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Dipartimento per gli Affari Interni e Territoriali". Elezioni.interno.gov.it. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Nicoletta Spelgatti (Lega) eletta presidente della VdA: è la prima donna al vertice della Regione". Lastampa.it. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  18. ^ "E' fatta, martedì nascerà la Giunta Spelgatti". Valledaostaglocal.it. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Sfiduciata giunta regionale a trazione leghista, Fosson nuovo presidente". LaStampa.it. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  20. ^ "Valle d'Aosta: cade la giunta della Lega. L'autonomista Fosson nuovo presidente". Il Fatto Quotidiano. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  21. ^ "Valle d'Aosta, sfiduciato governo lega - Ultima Ora". Ansa.it. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  22. ^ "Regione,definiti assessori giunta Fosson - Valle d'Aosta". Ansa.it. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2019.