A report on Veneto and Forza Italia

Silvio Berlusconi during a meeting in May 1994.
Venice, the primary tourist destination and the capital of Veneto
Berlusconi during a Forza Italia rally.
Lake Alleghe near Belluno
Silvio Berlusconi with U.S. President George W. Bush in 2005.
Cortina d'Ampezzo
Berlusconi during a rally in 2008.
The Piave River
Berlusconi addressing a joint session of the U.S. Congress in 2006.
The Venetian Lagoon at sunset
Berlusconi during a European People's Party meeting.
Relief map of Veneto
Silvio Berlusconi shaking hands.
The Adige in Verona
2001 general election
The Tetrarchs were the four co-rulers who governed the Roman Empire as long as Diocletian's reform lasted. Here they are portrayed embracing, in a posture of harmony, in a porphyry sculpture dating from the 4th century, produced in Anatolia, located today on a corner of St Mark's Basilica in Venice.
1996 general election
The Horses of Saint Mark, brought as loot from Constantinople in 1204.
2006 general election
An 18th-century view of Venice by Canaletto.
The 13th-century Castel Brando in Cison di Valmarino, Treviso.
Veneto's provinces.
St Mark's Basilica, the seat of the Patriarch of Venice.
The Punta San Vigilio on the Lake Garda
Kiss of Judas by Giotto, in Padua.
Giorgione's The Tempest.
The Prato della Valle in Padua, a work of Italian Renaissance architecture.
Villa Cornaro.
Antonio Canova's Psyche Revived by Love's Kiss.
The Church of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice
A Golden bottle of Prosecco
Asiago cheese and crackers
A slice of tiramisù
Antonio Salieri
Antonio Vivaldi
Teatro La Fenice
The Arena of Verona
Teatro Salieri
Villa Barbaro
The Villa Capra "La Rotonda"
Villa Badoer
Villa Malcontenta
Villa Pisani (Bagnolo)
The mount Antelao
Lastoi de Formin (Cadore)
The start of Strada delle 52 Gallerie
A trait that shows the structure of the Calà del Sasso

However, the party obtained substantial successes in the 1995 Italian regional elections, both in the North (winning in Piedmont, Lombardy and Veneto) and the South (Campania, Apulia and Calabria).

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After that, Veneto has been a stronghold of the centre-right coalition, which has governed the region since 1995, first under President Giancarlo Galan (Forza Italia/The People of Freedom) and, since 2010, Luca Zaia (Liga Veneta–Lega Nord).

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Lega Nord

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Lega Nord (Northern League; abbr.

Lega Nord (Northern League; abbr.

Umberto Bossi at the first rally in Pontida, 1990
Umberto Bossi, 2001
Roberto Maroni, 2010
Roberto Maroni speaks at the federal congress in Milan, 1 July 2012
Matteo Salvini, 2018
Placard for the 2018 electoral campaign, resembling Donald Trump's one in 2016
Statue of Alberto da Giussano, the Medieval knight who inspired Umberto Bossi
Campervan of Lega Nord for the 2005 Tuscan regional election in Florence
The Sun of the Alps, the proposed flag for Padania by Lega Nord
Matteo Salvini speaks in a Lega Nord rally in Turin, 2013
"Festival of the Padanian Peoples" in Venice, 2011
Traditional rally of Lega Nord in Pontida, 2011
Traditional rally of Lega Nord in Pontida, 2013
Official logo (1994–1999)
Official logo (1999–present)

At the 1983 general election, Liga Veneta (based in Veneto) elected a deputy, Achille Tramarin; and a senator, Graziano Girardi.

The party thus fought the 1994 general election in alliance with Berlusconi's Forza Italia (FI) within the Pole of Freedoms coalition.

The People of Freedom

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Centre-right political party in Italy.

Centre-right political party in Italy.

Silvio Berlusconi at a PdL rally.
Gianfranco Fini
Angelino Alfano
Silvio Berlusconi in 2012.
Official logo
Electoral logo

The PdL, launched by Silvio Berlusconi on 18 November 2007, was initially a federation of political parties, notably including Forza Italia and National Alliance, which participated as a joint election list in the 2008 general election.

The PdL was also instrumental in the centre-right victories in Veneto and Piedmont, where two Presidents of LN, Luca Zaia and Roberto Cota respectively, were elected.

Christian Democracy (Italy)

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Christian democratic political party in Italy.

Christian democratic political party in Italy.

Alcide De Gasperi
Amintore Fanfani
Aldo Moro
Giulio Andreotti
DC election poster for Mafia boss Giuseppe Genco Russo.
The Crusader Shield, DC’s official logo
Electoral logo
Electoral logo

Pier Ferdinando Casini, representing the right-wing faction of the party (previously led by Forlani) decided to launch a new party called Christian Democratic Centre and form an alliance with Silvio Berlusconi's new party, Forza Italia (FI).

In its early years the party was stronger in Northern Italy, and especially in eastern Lombardy and Veneto, due to the strong Catholic roots of that areas, than in the South, where the Liberal establishment that had governed Italy for decades before the rise of Benito Mussolini had still a grip on voters, as also the Monarchist National Party and the Common Man's Front did.