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Lega Nord

italy support government league

A political association headed by Umberto Bossi, and comprising the regional movements that had emerged in N Italy during the 1970s, such as Lega Lombarda (Lombard League) and Liga Veneta (Venetian League). It was born from general dissatisfaction with the central government's inefficiency and corruption, and advocated a federalist solution. It formed an alliance with Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia (Come on Italy) in 1994 when it obtained considerable success at the polls and joined Berlusconi's government. It withdrew its support later that year, and towards the end of the 1990s its support of secessionism had weakened its position.

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