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MERA25 Italy is the third national political party of the pan-European movement.

Saturday November 12, from 11 a.m., at the Acquario Romano

(Piaza Manfredo Fanti, 47 – Rome) with Federico Dolce and members of the movement from all over Europe, launch of MERA25, DiEM25’s party in Italy.

Finally, a radical, credible, rebellious and international opposition in Italy.

DiEM25 co-founder Yanis Varoufakis will launch the pan-European progressive movement’s third national political party – MERA25 Italy – in Rome on November 12. The event at the Acquario Romano will also be hosted by DiEM25 Italy spokesperson Federico Dolce and MERA25 Germany spokesperson Julijana Zita. Slavoj Zizek, Brian Eno, Roger Waters and Ece Temelkuran will provide video support.

After the fall of the unelected technocratic government of Mario Draghi, the failure of traditional left-wing parties at the polls gave birth to the most right-wing government in the country since Mussolini. The signal sent by voters is clear: the current traditional “progressive” parties have failed to win their trust, and it is time to build an alternative. MERA25 Italy will become the third party of DiEM25 – all of which share the same name. MERA25 Greece, led by Varoufakis, has been in parliament since 2019, and MERA25 Germany was founded in November 2021. Together they aim to present DiEM25’s values ​​and manifesto at the ballot box: social justice, open borders, a green New Deal and a new Non-Aligned Movement.

Yanis Varoufakis, co-founder of DiEM25 and leader of MERA25 Greece: “Italy has a neo-fascist government because the Italian left failed to present a radical, realistic, humanist and Europeanist alternative to the oligarchic policies of Brussels and Frankfurt, before which the centrist parties and the Italian oligarchs completely capitulated. The last thing Italy needs today is another useless little left party. What it needs today is a left-wing party with a radically progressive pan-European program and a transnational organization. MERA25, the new party that DiEM25 will present in Rome on November 12, aspires to be that party. »

Federico Dolce, DiEM25 National Spokesperson in Italy: “Today more than ever, Italy needs to overcome the old fallacious patterns with which politics and the media are still trying – unsuccessfully – to read society. The vision of the future has remained anchored to an ideal worthy of the 60s. The world has changed, our lives have changed, we are no longer able to offer our young people a perspective worthy of the name, we no longer care of our fellow citizens in difficulty, lulling us into the illusion that their problems do not concern us. A new era awaits us, whether we like it or not. It is our duty to offer a coherent, radical and credible proposal for the future. Not just for them, but for all of us.”

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