The Trentino Tyrolean Autonomist Party
(; , PATT) is a regionalist Christian-democratic Italian political party
based in Trentino
The party was founded in 1948 as Trentino Tyrolean People's Party
(PPTT). In 1982 a split between the conservative wing, led by Franco Tretter
, and the centrist wing of the party, led by longstanding leader Enrico Pruner
, occurred. The first group retained the name of the party but then changed it to Trentino Tyrolean Autonomist Union
(UATT), while second one took the name of Integral Autonomy
. In 1988 the two groups were re-united and formed the PATT.
In the 1993 provincial election
the party had its best result ever (20.2%), thanks to the crisis of Christian Democracy
(DC), and its leader Carlo Andreotti
was President of the Province of Trento
for the successive five years, at the head of a coalition composed of the PATT and the Italian People's Party
, one of the successors of DC, and some minor parties.
the party suffered a reatret to 12.4%, due to the big result of the newly-formed Daisy Civic List
(22.2%), with which it entered in coalition. Despite this the PATT formed an alliance with the House of Freedoms
and especially Lega Nord Trentino
for the 2001 general election
, but Giacomo Bezzi
was narrowly defeated in the single-seat-constituency of Lavis
In the 2003 provincial......