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DiEM25 launches its political party in Italy: MERA25

MERA25 Italy becomes the third national political party of our movement

DiEM25’s Yanis Varoufakis was at the launch of our movement’s third national political party – MERA25 Italy – in Rome on November 12. The event at the Acquario Romano also featured MERA25 Italy spokesperson Federico DolceMERA25 Germany spokesperson Julijana Zitaand videos from supporters around the world such as Slavoj Zizek, Brian Eno, Roger Waters and Caroline Lucas.

After the collapse of Mario Draghiof the unelected and technocratic government, the failure of the traditional left-wing parties at the polls resulted in the most right-wing government in the country since Mussolini. The signal sent by voters is clear: the current mainstream “progressive” parties have failed to win their trust, and the time has come to build an alternative.

“If we succeed, then we can sing ‘Bella ciao’ – not as a reminder of our permanent defeat, but as a symbol of a new radical leftist movement in Italy,” Varoufakis said in his speech.

Federico Dolce said that MERA25 Italy was born “to give hope to Europe. We started in Greece, then expanded to Germany, now to Italy and tomorrow to the Netherlands. We are creating a network of solidarity because, even if it takes place in different places, our fight is the same.

Underlining the basic spirit of MERA25s all over the world, Julijana Zita said: ““The goal a member of MERA25 should have is not fame, power or money. It is nothing less than radical change for the better, for the oppressed, those who struggle and those who are not heard This is our job in Germany, Greece – and now also here in Italy.

MERA25 Italy will become the third party of DiEM25 – which all share the same name. The Varoufakis directed MERA25 Greece seat in parliament since 2019, and MERA25 Germany was founded in November 2021. Together they aim to bring the values ​​and manifesto of DiEM25 to the polls, such as social justice, open borders, a Green New Deal, a new non-aligned movement.

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