Lega Nord

political party in Italy

The Lega Nord (English: Northern League) is an Italian political party. It's leader is Matteo Salvini.

(in English) Northern League
(in Italian) Lega Nord
Federal SecretaryMatteo Salvini
Right-wing populism[3]
Padanian nationalism[8]
Political positionRight-wing[10]

After the 2018 elections, Lega Nord formed a coalition with the Five Star Movement.

Since 2014, the party has been a member of the right-wing to far-right Movement for a Europe of Nations and Freedom group in the European Parliament.[11]


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  10. "European right-wing comes of age". topconservativenews.com. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  11. "National delegations". MENL. Archived from the original on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2015.