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The Olive Tree, Italy


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image by M. Schmöger, 29 June 2002

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At the 1st May demonstrations in Munich there are also always political parties and groups from foreign countries including Italy.
Flag of "L'Ulivo" (The Olive Tree) - Several left and centrist parties joined together in the L'Ulivo coalition for the elections in 1996 and 2001. L'Ulivo won the 1996 election (prime ministers were Romano Prodi und Massimo d'Alema), but was defeated in 2001 by the right-centre coalition "Casa delle Libertà" (House of the Liberties), led by current prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. The parties and coalitions currently belonging to L'Ulivo are: DS (Democratici di Sinistra); Margherita (coalition of: PPI (Partito Popolare Italiano), I Democratici, Rinnovamento Italiano, UDEUR (Unione Democratici per l'Europa); Federazione dei Verdi; SDI (Socialisti Democratici Italiani); PdCI (Partito dei Comunisti Italiani).
The symbol of L'Ulivo is a circle of white blending into light blue at the bottom, in the centre the inscription "L'ULIVO" in blue (the apostrophe red), and a green olive twig. The flag is a bluish green with the symbol in the center.
- own observations at the 1st May 2001 and 2002 demos in Munich
- website of L'Ulivo at <>
M. Schmöger, 29 June 2002

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image by M. Schmöger, 29 June 2002

image by M. Schmöger, 29 June 2002