|Founded||27 February 1996|
|Dissolved||17 March 2002|
|Merged into||Democracy is Freedom –|
|Headquarters||Via di Ripetta, 142 - 00186 Rome|
|National affiliation||The Olive Tree|
|European affiliation||European People's Party|
|European Parliament group||European People's Party – European Democrats|
The party was a member of the European People's Party from 1998 to 2004.
The party was founded in 1996 by Lamberto Dini, the outgoing Prime Minister, along with former Christian Democrats, Liberals, Socialists, Republicans and Social Democrats. The party joined The Olive Tree centre-left coalition led by Romano Prodi. In the 1996 general election RI gave hospitality in its electoral lists to the Italian Socialists (SI), the Segni Pact (PS) and the Democratic Italian Movement (MID). The Dini List won 4.3% of the vote, winning 26 seats at the Chamber:
- 10 Diniani (Dini, Augusto Fantozzi, Tiziano Treu, Natale D'Amico, Ernesto Stajano, Gianni Marongiu, Pierluigi Petrini, Andrea Guarino, Paolo Ricciotti, Lucio Testa);
- 8 PS (Diego Masi, Giuseppe Bicocchi, Elisa Pozza Tasca, Gianni Rivera, Antonino Mangiacavallo, Gianantonio Mazzocchin, Bonaventura Lamacchia, Paolo Manca);
- 7 SI (Enrico Boselli, Giuseppe Albertini, Enzo Ceremigna, Giovanni Crema, Leone Delfino, Sergio Fumagalli, Roberto Villetti);
- 1 MID (Aldo Brancati).
The list also won 11 seats at the Senate:
- 5 SI (Ottaviano Del Turco, Livio Besso Cordero, Giovanni Iuliano, Maria Rosaria Manieri, Cesare Marini);
- 4 Diniani (Mario D'Urso, Bianca Maria Fiorillo, Angelo Giorgianni, Adriano Ossicini);
- 1 PS (Carla Mazzuca Poggiolini);
- 1 MID (Giovanni Bruni).
In October 2001 the party joined the Democracy is Freedom – The Daisy (DL), an alliance of centrist parties which merged to become a unified party in March 2002. RI members in DL formed a faction within the party, named simply Renewal, consisting of around 10% of the party members. In 2007 several members of this association including Dini broke away from to form the Liberal Democrats upon DL's merger with the Democrats of the Left to form the Democratic Party.
|Chamber of Deputies|
36 / 630
|Senate of the Republic|
11 / 315
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