European Parliament election, 2009 (Italy)

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Italian election of European Parliament, 2009
Italy
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7 June 2009
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72 seats to the European Parliament
  First party Second party Third party
  Berlusconi-2010-1.jpg Dario Franceschini.jpg Umberto Bossi 2012.jpg
Leader Silvio Berlusconi Dario Franceschini Umberto Bossi
Party The People of Freedom Democratic Party Lega Nord
Alliance EPP S&D EFD
Leader since 26 January 1994 16 February 2009 4 December 1989
Last election 20,9% 31.1% 5.0%
Seats before 27 24 4
Seats won 29 21 9
Seat change Increase2 Decrease3 Increase5
Popular vote 10,797,296 7,999,476 3,126,915
Percentage 35.3% 26.1% 10.2%
Swing Increase0.4% Decrease5.0% Increase5.2%

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Major parties in each Province

The European Parliament election of 2009 in Italy was held on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June 2009, as decided by the Italian government on 18 December 2008.[1] Italy elected 72 members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

In the run-up of the election, an electoral threshold of 4% was introduced.

The election was a victory for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The parties supporting the government won 38 seats. The opposition collectively elected 34 candidates.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
The People of Freedom 10,797,296 35.26 29
Democratic Party 7,999,476 26.12 21
Lega Nord 3,126,915 10.21 9
Italy of Values 2,450,643 8.00 7
Union of the Centre 1,995,021 6.51 5
Anticapitalist and Communist List
(PRC - PdCI)
1,037,862 3.39 0
Left and Freedom
(Greens - PS - MpS - SD - UlS)
957,822 3.13 0
Pannella-Bonino List 743,284 2.43 0
The Autonomy
(The Right - MpA - AdC - Pensioners)
681,290 2.22 0
Tricolor Flame 246,403 0.80 0
Workers' Communist Party 166,531 0.54 0
New Force 147,343 0.48 0
South Tyrolean People's Party 143,509 0.47 1
Liberal Democrats - MAIE 71,067 0.23 0
Aosta Valley
(UV - SA - FA)
32,913 0.11 0
Autonomy Freedom Democracy 27,199 0.09 0
Total 30,623,840 100.00 72
Popular vote
PdL
  
35.26%
PD
  
26.12%
LN
  
10.21%
IdV
  
8.00%
UdC
  
4.38%
LCA
  
3.39%
SeL
  
3.13%
Others
  
7.37%

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