World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Italy. Common Good

Article Id: WHEBN0037552370
Reproduction Date:

Title: Italy. Common Good  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Italian general election, 2013, Chamber of Deputies (Italy), Left Ecology Freedom, Politics of Italy, List of Presidents of Lazio
Collection: Political Party Alliances in Italy
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Italy. Common Good

Italy. Common Good
Italia. Bene Comune
Leader Pier Luigi Bersani
Founded 13 October 2012
Dissolved 28 April 2013 de facto (with Enrico Letta grand coalition cabinet)
Political position Centre-left[1]
Colours Red, Green
Politics of Italy
Political parties

Italy. Common Good (Italian: Italia. Bene Comune, IBC) was a centre-left political and electoral alliance in Italy created to stand at the 2013 Italian general election. It comprised the following parties:

Also part of the alliance were regional parties such as the South Tyrolean People's Party (in South Tyrol),[2] Trentino Tyrolean Autonomist Party (in Trentino),[3] Autonomy Liberty Participation Ecology (in Aosta Valley),[4] Moderats (in Piedmont), and The Megaphone – Crocetta List (in Sicily).[5] Additionally, the Greens of South Tyrol formed a local electoral pact with SEL in South Tyrol.[6]

The alliance was announced on 31 July 2012 by the Secretary of the Democratic Party Pier Luigi Bersani and officially launched on 13 October, with the signature of a common political platform.[7]

By the terms of the agreement, each party in the coalition stood separately in the 2013 general election. However, all parties agreed to support a single candidate as Prime Minister. Bersani was elected as the coalition's leader and candidate for prime minister in the primary election held on 25 November and 2 December.[8][9][10]

In the election, the coalition gained a plurality in both houses of the Italian parliament, garnering 29.6% of the vote in the Chamber[11] and 31.6% of the vote in the Senate.[12] Although IBC had a solid majority of seats in the Chamber, it came up short of a majority in the Senate, thus leaving it unable to form a government on its own. Consequently Bersani resigned from party leadership and the PD joined a grand coalition government, led by the PD's Enrico Letta.

Primary election results[13]
Candidates Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Pier Luigi Bersani PD 1,395,096 44.9 1,706,457 60.9
Matteo Renzi PD 1,104,958 35.5 1,095,925 39.1
Nichi Vendola SEL 485,689 15.6
Laura Puppato PD 80,628 2.6
Bruno Tabacci CD 43,840 1.4
All votes total 3,181,626 2,741,685
Blank and invalid votes 2,659 0.22 8,930 0.32

Election results

Italian Parliament

Chamber of Deputies
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2013 10,047,603 (#1) 29.5
345 / 630
Pier Luigi Bersani
Senate of the Republic
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2013 9,686,683 (#1) 31.6
127 / 315
Pier Luigi Bersani


  1. ^ Stefano Albertini; Anna Sgobbi (1 August 2013). Großer Lernwortschatz Italienisch aktuell. Hueber Verlag. pp. 117–.  
  2. ^ "Accordo fatto SVP-Pd per senato Bolzano - Trentino-Alto Adige/Suedtirol". Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  3. ^ "Patto per l'autonomia Svp-Pd-Patt - Trentino-Alto Adige/Suedtirol". 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  4. ^ "Guichardaz e Morelli candidati Alpe-Pd - Valle D'Aosta". Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  5. ^ "Liste, i simboli presentati sono 215: è record. Domani le esclusioni - Il Messaggero". Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  6. ^ "Elezioni, patto Verdi Alto Adige e Sel - Corriere della Sera". 2009-12-24. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ """Bersani: "Leali a Monti ma pronti a tutto Daremo riconoscimento a coppie gay. 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  9. ^ "Via all'alleanza Pd-Vendola E su Monti nasce un caso". 2009-12-24. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  10. ^ "Il centrosinistra "ignora" il premier". 2009-12-24. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  11. ^
  12. ^
  13. ^ Risultati
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.