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Catholics to stand on centre-left party list

PD opens to the Christian left ahead of February polls

08 January, 15:05
Catholics to stand on centre-left party list

(ANSA) - Rome, January 8 - Edo Patriarca, president of the national centre for volunteering, and Ernesto Preziosi, former vice president of Catholic Action and director of the Toniolo Institute at Italy's prestigious Cattolica university, said Tuesday they had agreed to stand for election to parliament for the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) in late February. Their decision followed Monday's announcement by PD secretary and candidate for the premiership Pier Luigi Bersani that the party's list would contain several Catholic Democrats. Emma Fattorini, a lecturer in contemporary history at Rome's La Sapienza University, and Flavia Nardelli, secretary general of the Luigi Sturzo institute dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Italian Christian Democrat party, have also reportedly agreed to stand for the PD.