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Federal SecretaryMatteo Salvini
Right-wing populism[3]
Padanian nationalism[8]
Political positionRight-wing[10]

The Lega Nord (English: Northern League) is an Italian political party. It's leader is Matteo Salvini.

After the 2018 elections, Lega Nord formed a coalition with the Five Star Movement.

Since 2014, the party has been a member of the Right-wing to far-right Movement for a Europe of Nations and Freedom group in the European Parliament.[11]


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  6. Alonso, Sonia (2012). Challenging the State: Devolution and the Battle for Partisan Credibility – A Comparison of Belgium, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Oxford University Press. p. 216. 
  7. Art, David (2011). Inside the Radical Right: The Development of Anti-Immigrant Parties in Western Europe. Cambridge University Press. pp. 216 et seqq., especially p. 226. 
  8. Michel Huysseune (2003). "Deconstructing and Reconstructing Loyalty: The Case of Italy". Political Loyalty and the Nation-State. Routledge. p. 175. ISBN 978-1-134-20143-3 . 
  9. Zaslove, Andrej (4 August 2011). "The Re-invention of the European Radical Right: Populism, Regionalism, and the Italian Lega Nord". McGill-Queen's Press – MQUP. 
  10. "European right-wing comes of age". Retrieved 2 March 2018. 
  11. "National delegations". MENL. Retrieved 6 August 2015.