Future and Freedom

Future and Freedom (Italian: Futuro e Libertà), whose full name was Future and Freedom for Italy (Futuro e Libertà per l'Italia, abbreviated to FLI), was a political party in Italy, comprising both liberal and national elements.

Future and Freedom for Italy
Futuro e Libertà per l'Italia
PresidentGianfranco Fini
Vice PresidentItalo Bocchino
CoordinatorAdolfo Urso
Roberto Menia
President of the National AssemblyAndrea Ronchi
Salvatore Tatarella
Founded30 July 2010
DissolvedNovember 2015 (de facto)
Split fromThe People of Freedom
HeadquartersVia Poli 29, Rome
Youth wingGeneration Future
IdeologyLiberal conservatism
Liberalism
Conservatism[1]
National conservatism (minority)
Political positionCentre-right[2]
National affiliationNew Pole for Italy
(2010–12)
With Monti for Italy
(2012–13)
Movement for National Alliance
(2013)
European Parliament groupEuropean People's Party
Colours  Blue

FLI was formed by followers of Gianfranco Fini in July 2010 as a split from The People of Freedom (PdL), the major Italian centre-right party of the time, led by Silvio Berlusconi.[3][4] Fini, former leader of the Italian Social Movement (MSI) and National Alliance (AN) and co-founder of the PdL in 2009, had taken a long journey from post-fascism to become a liberal conservative.[5] Soon after the PdL's foundation, he started to become a critic of Berlusconi's government and leadership style.[4]

The core of FLI was constituted by Generation Italy (GI), led by Italo Bocchino, who was also appointed vice president of the party by Fini. FLI members were mostly former MSI/AN stalwarts, with some notable exceptions.