The Italian Lega Nord

Duncan Mcdonnell, Davide Vampa

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Abstract / Description of output

The Lega Nord (LN ) [Northern League] in 2015 is the oldest party group in the Italian Parliament. While this statistic reflects the highly turbulent nature of Italian politics over the past three decades, it also underlines the resilience of a party whose roots lie in a series of regionalist movements that emerged across northern Italy in the 1980s. These were later merged in 1991 into the LN under Umberto Bossi, who led the party until April 2012.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding Populist Party Organisation
EditorsReinhard Heinisch, Oscar Mazzoleni
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781137581976
ISBN (Print)9781137581969
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2016

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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