The Democratic Party and the restructuring of the Italian party system

  title={The Democratic Party and the restructuring of the Italian party system},
  author={Gianfranco Pasquino},
  journal={Journal of Modern Italian Studies},
  pages={21 - 30}
  • G. Pasquino
  • Published 2009
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Modern Italian Studies
Abstract Out of a quickly performed merger between the Left Democrats and the Daisy, a new party has made its appearance in Italy: the Democratic Party (Partito Democratico – PD). In the summer of 2007 three candidates, Walter Veltroni, Rosy Bindi and Enrico Letta campaigned in order to convince sympathizers and supporters of that, yet non-existing party, that they were worthy of the office of Secretary of the PD. The election of Veltroni contributed to the already existing tensions within the… Expand
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