Rainbow Greens

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Rainbow Greens
Verdi Arcobaleno
Leader Mario Capanna
Deputy Leader Francesco Rutelli
Spokesperson Edo Ronchi
Adelaide Aglietta
Adele Faccio
Founded 1 January 1989 (1989-01-01)
Dissolved 9 December 1990 (1990-12-09)
Merged into Federation of the Greens
Headquarters Via Salandra 6, Rome
Ideology Green politics
Political position Centre-left to Left-wing
European affiliation European Federation of Green Parties (1989-1990)
International affiliation None
European Parliament group Green Group (1989-1990)
Colors      Green

Rainbow Greens (Italian: Verdi Arcobaleno) was a green political party in Italy.

It was founded in May 1989 by splinters of Proletarian Democracy (Mario Capanna, Virginio Bettini, Gianni Tamino, Edo Ronchi and Paolo Gentiloni) and some leading Radicals (Adelaide Aglietta, Adele Faccio, Francesco Rutelli, Franco Corleone and Marco Boato).

It took part in the 1989 European elections, under the denomination 'Rainbow Greens for Europe' (Verdi Arcobaleno per l'Europa), receiving 2.4% of the vote and electing 2 MEPs,[1][2] who sat in the Green Group.[3]

In December 1990 it merged with the Green Lists (Gianni Mattioli, Lino De Benetti, Gianfranco Amendola, Alexander Langer, Enrico Falqui, Sauro Turroni and Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio) to form the Federation of the Greens.[4]


  1. ^ John Ely (1998). "Green Politics in Europe and the United States". In Margit Mayer; John Ely. The German Greens: Paradox Between Movement and Party. Temple University Press. p. 195. ISBN 978-1-56639-516-8. 
  2. ^ Gino Moliterno, ed. (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture. Routledge. p. 881. ISBN 978-1-134-75876-0. 
  3. ^ http://www.europe-politique.eu/groupe-des-verts.htm
  4. ^ Roberto Biorcio (2016). "Green Parties in Southern Europe". In Emilie van Haute. Green Parties in Europe. Routledge. p. 182. ISBN 978-1-317-12454-2.