The MppU owes its existence to the inspiration of Chiara Lubich, whose ideas were founded amidst the 1940’s social problems of her hometown, Trent. These were first developed into political thought and action by Igino Giordani, a member of the Constituent Assembly of the post-war Italian Republic, and later adopted by many other politicians throughout the world (Josef Lux Minister in the post 1989 government of Czechoslovakia, Horacio Pirotta founder of the MppU in Argentina)
In 1996, at a time when Naples city was plagued with problems related to the mafia, a group of politicians founded the MppU, “a movement to embrace politicians of all parties... creating a culture that spread... at the service of all who work for the good of all”. It became an important source of ideas and commitment for many politicians. Chiara Lubich herself continued to inspire the MppU, and spoke on many occasions to politicians of all persuasions.