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    Italian Foreign Minister Alfano Announces Creation of Popular Alternative Party

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    Italian Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said that new party, called Popular Alternative was established.

    ROME (Sputnik) – Italian Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano announced on Saturday the creation of a new party, called Popular Alternative.

    The founding congress of the new party established on the basis of previous Alfano’s party New Center-Right was held in Rome.

    "We will become an alternative to [French National Front leader Marine] Le Pen, to left forces going behind, to those, who say ‘No,’ those, who do not care about the republic," Alfano said.

    He noted that the previous party became a normal right-center political force but failed to fulfill its tasks.

    Popular Alternative will give a choice to liberals and centrists, providing with an opportunity to approach with the European popular parties and to oppose nationalist and anti-European movements, Alfano explained.

    Alfano’s New Center-Right party emerged in the fall of 2013 as a result of the split of the People of Freedom party headed by Silvio Berlusconi.


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