Lega Nord

political party in Italy
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The Lega Nord (English: Northern League) is an Italian political party. In December 2013, Matteo Salvini was elected to be the leader of the party.

Northern League (in English)
Lega Nord (in Italian)
Federal SecretaryMatteo Salvini
Right-wing populism[4]
Padanian nationalism[9]
Political positionRight-wing[11]

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.[12]


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    • "Italy's Salvini asserts 'natural family' in move against same-sex parents". Reuters. 10 August 2018.
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  6. Alonso, Sonia (2012). Challenging the State: Devolution and the Battle for Partisan Credibility – A Comparison of Belgium, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Oxford University Press. p. 216.
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  8. Michel Huysseune (2003). "Deconstructing and Reconstructing Loyalty: The Case of Italy". In Andrew Linklater; Michael Waller (eds.). Political Loyalty and the Nation-State. Routledge. p. 175. ISBN 978-1-134-20143-3.
  9. Zaslove, Andrej (4 August 2011). The Re-invention of the European Radical Right: Populism, Regionalism, and the Italian Lega Nord. McGill-Queen's Press – MQUP. ISBN 9780773586109 – via Google Books.
  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.