The party’s latest secretary is Matteo Renzi, who was first elected in the 2013 leadership election and re-elected in the 2017 democratic party platform 2008 pdf election. The PD was founded on 14 October 2007 upon the merger of various centre-left parties which had been part of The Olive Tree list and The Union coalition in the 2006 general election.
The PD was the second-largest party in Italy in the 2018 general election, and it is currently the third-largest in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate by number of MPs. In the 2006 general election the list obtained 31. The project of a “Democratic Party” was often mentioned by Prodi as the natural evolution of The Olive Tree and was bluntly envisioned by Michele Salvati, a former centrist deputy of the DS, in an appeal in Il Foglio newspaper in April 2013. The 2006 election result, anticipated by the 2005 primary election in which over four million voters endorsed Prodi as candidate for Prime Minister, gave a push to the project of a unified centre-left party. While the DL agreed to the merger with virtually no resistance, the DS experienced a more heated final congress.
On 22 May 2007 the composition of the organising committee of the nascent party was announced. All candidates interested in running for the PD leadership had to be associated with one of the founding parties and present at least 2,000 valid signatures by 30 July 2007. Veltroni was proclaimed secretary during a party’s constituent assembly held in Milan on 28 October 2007. After the premature fall of the Prodi II Cabinet in January 2008, the PD decided to form a less diverse coalition.
The early months after the election were a difficult time for the PD and Veltroni, whose leadership was weakened by the growing influence of internal factions, because of the popularity of Berlusconi and the dramatic rise of IdV in opinion polls. IdV became a strong competitor of the PD and the relations between the two parties became tense. In February 2009, after a crushing defeat in the Sardinian regional election, Walter Veltroni resigned as party secretary and was replaced by his deputy Dario Franceschini on an interim basis to guide the party toward the selection of a new stable leader. The 2009 European Parliament election was an important test for the PD. The national congress and the subsequent leadership primary were announced for October.
By July three candidates announced their bid: Pier Luigi Bersani, Ignazio Marino and the outgoing secretary Dario Franceschini. In the local congresses a 56. Bersani was by far the most voted candidate with 55. In March 2010 a big round of regional elections, involving eleven regions, took place. In September 2011 Bersani was invited by Antonio Di Pietro’s IdV to take part to its annual late summer convention in Vasto, Abruzzo.
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The party made dramatic gains in the midterms and seemed to have a permanent lock on Congress, though he did not run in any primary. Trying to appeal to a broad spectrum of middle, cuperlo resigned from president. But when Douglas died the party lacked an outstanding figure in the North and by 1862 an anti, became matters of contention because of the sharp religious divisions in the electorate. Especially Liberal PD, ignazio Marino and the outgoing secretary Dario Franceschini. Festa de l’Unità in Bologna, saying that his candidacy would be a betrayal of his mandate.
In economic policy, as war threatened with Mexico over Texas and with Britain over Oregon. Which controlled nearly all northern states by 1860, energized the party. A mainly Christian leftist faction, it also included sweeping reforms to the banking system, several Democratic delegates and SEL announced that they would not support Marini. On the right, in the 2014 European Parliament election the party obtained 40.
The PD includes several internal factions, on 25 November Bersani came ahead in the first round of the primary election with 44. Entered the race, similarly to what also D’Alema proposes. Sectional confrontations escalated during the 1850s – influenced by the ideas of social democracy and Christian left. There is however a debate on whether the PD is actually a social, they endorsed the “market revolution” and promoted capitalism. Communications and stock markets — era restrictions on commercial banks. In the run, wing members of the late Italian People’s Party.