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LEGA

LEGA

LEGA (LEGA NORD, LN) – an Italian party formed in 1989 by Umberto Bossi. Today the number of party members exceeds 50,000 people. The party was originally a confederate political movement of six regional right-wing social movements and was called the League of the North (Lega Nord). It advocated the granting of independence to the northern Italian provinces through peaceful means and the further unification of the regions into an independent state of "Padania". The party saw the transformation of the Italian Republic from a unitary into a federal state as a consistent goal on the path to the creation of an autonomous state of Padania. The party also seeks to change international relations, including relations between Russia and Europe, Italy and Russia. Among the goals of the League are also the fight against terrorism, the problems of migration, the protection of traditional values. By the 2010s, the League had transformed from an ethnoregional party into a national party. Since 2018, the name has not officially changed, but in election campaigns it sounds like “Lega”. In 2017, an agreement on cooperation was concluded between Lega and the United Russia party. Matteo Salvini is the current party leader and also a member of the Italian Senate from the Lazio region. The party's headquarters are located in the largest city in the northern part of the country, Milan. The Lega Party actively participates in elections at the regional, national and European levels. In 2018, Liga won 124 seats in the Chamber of Deputies, gaining 20% of the seats. The party was part of the ruling coalition along with the Five Star Movement until 2019. The Lega won the 2019 European Parliament elections. The party gained 29 seats, which is 38% of the total. Since 2019, Lega has been a member of the right-wing Eurosceptic political group “Identity and Democracy”. The party also has a youth branch called the Young Padanians Movement. Party’s official website: http://www.leganord.org/