The Lega Nord (LN ) [Northern League] in 2015 is the oldest party group in the Italian Parliament. While this statistic reflects the highly turbulent nature of Italian politics over the past three decades, it also underlines the resilience of a party whose roots lie in a series of regionalist movements that emerged across northern Italy in the 1980s. These were later merged in 1991 into the LN under Umberto Bossi, who led the party until April 2012.
|Title of host publication||Understanding Populist Party Organisation|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Radical Right in Western Europe|
|Editors||Reinhard Heinisch, Oscar Mazzoleni|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Oct 2016|