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image by Marcus Schmöger, 12 July 2002
Founded, 27 January 1995; Dissolved, 22 March 2009 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Alliance_%28Italy%29
A right-wing party
G. Vacca, 22 September 1997
AN ("Alleanza Nazionale" = National Alliance http://www.alleanzanazionale.it)
- The AN is the successor party of the old MSI (Movimento Sociale
Italiano), a neo-fascist party. Under the leadership of
Gianfranco Fini the MSI renamed to AN in 1994 (including other
forces of the right), and has struggled to be accepted as a
modern right-conservative party rather than a neo-fascist party.
The more radical wing of the old MSI has constituted itself as
MSI-Fiamma Tricolore. This development is similar to the
development of the old PCI via PDS to the DS, including the
separation of the radical wing of the old PCI as Rifondazione
Comunista. The AN currently holds 99 out of 630 seats in the
Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati) and 45 out of 325 in
the Senate (Senato). In the European Parliament the AN is part of
the UEN (Union for Europe of the Nations) group of euro-sceptical
parties (together with the French "Rassemblement pour la
France", the Irish "Fianna Fáil", the Portuguese
"CDS-Partido Popular" and the Danish "Dansk
The statute describes the symbol (logo) of the party at www.alleanzanazionale.it:
"Art. 1 - L' emblema di Alleanza Nazionale è costituito dalla scritta bianca Alleanza Nazionale su fondo azzurro e da una Fiamma Tricolore (verde, bianco, rosso) su base trapezoidale contenete la sigla MSI in giallo-oro su fondo rosso." (The emblem of the Alleanza Nazionale consists of the white inscription Alleanza Nazionale on a blue field and a tricolored flame (green, white, red) on a trapezoid base containing the abbreviation MSI in golden-yellow on a red field.) The logo obviously refers to the roots of the AN in the old MSI.
The flag is blue over white, with the logo at the bottom and the white inscription "Alleanza Nazionale" at the top. It comes in two sizes, the bigger one (150 x 250 cm) can be bought for 31 EURO at www.alleanzanazionale.it.
Photos of the flag at: www.an-mestre.it , www.agdinella-taurianova.net/20.jpg, 24.jpg, 29.jpg, 30.jpg,
www.agdinella-taurianova.net, www.azione-giovani.it, www.azione-giovani.it/finicomo1.jpg, Comizio1.jpg, www.alleanzanazionale-ancona.it and www.mussolini.net.
Marcus Schmöger, 19 and 27 July 2002
Alleanza Nazionale party (at the right side of the spectrum,
and currently 2nd biggest partner in the government coalition)
tried once to use the elephant in an election coalition, together
with Mr. Segni' s "Pact for Italy" but the poll result
was discouraging and therefore the symbol was dropped. See
Alessio F. Bragadini, 20 July 2002
image by Eugene Ipavec, 27 January 2008
image by Eugene Ipavec, 27 January 2008
The youth organization of the AN (Alleanza nazionale) is the AG (Azione
Giovani = Action Juveniles http://www.azionegiovani.org). The AG
has its own flag. The flag is white, shows the logo and some inscriptions. Fotos
at www.azione-giovani.it/SerieB.jpg, SerieB2.jpg, SerieB3.jpg, SerieB4.jpg
Logo at space.tin.it.
Beside their own flag members of the AG obviously does use also
flags with the celtic cross. See fotos at www.agdinella-taurianova.net/20.jpg, 27.jpg, 32.jpg
Marcus Schmöger, 27 July 2002
There's a picture on the Colombian newspaper El
Espectador published today, where some right-wing Italians
cheering for the dismisal of Romano Prodi as Italian Prime
Minister. In the picture one can see several flags being waived,
amont them the National Alliance (Alleanza Nazionale) and what
seems to be its youth movement. On the picture one can read
Azione Giovani (Youth Action).
E.R., 25 January 2008
A more common variant appears at romaest.leonardo.it
- white with larger logo.
Eugene Ipavec, 27 January 2008
A white flag with the logo of Azione Giovani (Youth Action) was offered for
sale at the "specialized" online flag store Mussolini.NET as Predappio Tricolore Souvenir
as "BANDIERA B7 Azione Giovani", with a photo
showing the middle of it (no edge visible, not possible to determine the
relative size of the emblem) and measurements given as 132 x 96 cm.
The emblem consists of a black hand holding a torch with the MSF tricolor flame, billowing flywards, and the lettering "Azione Giovani" set into two lines of sans-serif slanted capitals, bold over light.
Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin, 13 October 2010
Azione Giovani (AG) was the youth organization of the
Alleanza Nazionale (the main successor to the
Movimento Sociale Italiano) and has no links to the MSFT or FSN. The white flag
with torch and tricolor flame was the main version used by the AG, there were a
few others as well, though.
Marcus Schmöger, 19 December 2010