Italian Senate election in Lombardy, 2008

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Italian Senate election in Lombardy, 2008
Lombardy
2006 ←
April 13, 2008
→ 2013

All 47 Lombard seats in the Italian Senate
  First party Second party
  Enhancement of the enhancement of Silvio Berlusconi (CS 1).jpg Walter Veltroni (CS 4).jpg
Leader Silvio Berlusconi Walter Veltroni
Party The People of Freedom Democratic Party
Alliance PdL & Lega Nord PD & Italy of Values
Last election 27 seats, 50.4%
57.0% as CdL
20 seats, 27.3%
42.6% as Union
Seats won 30 17
Seat change Increase3 Increase3
Popular vote 3,139,694 1,823,835
Percentage 55.1% 32.0%
Swing Increase4.7% Increase4.7%

Local majority before election

PdL & Lega Nord

New local majority

PdL & Lega Nord

Lombardy renewed its delegation to the Italian Senate on April 13, 2008. This election was a part of national Italian general election of 2008 even if, according to the Italian Constitution, every senatorial challenge in each Region is a single and independent race.

The election was won by the centre-right coalition between The People of Freedom and Lega Nord, as it happened at the national level. The People of Freedom was the largest party in the election with 34%, ahead of the Democratic Party (28%) and Lega Nord (21%). All provinces gave a majority or a plurality to the new Italian Prime Minister.

Electoral law[edit]

The new electoral law for the Senate was established in 2005 by the Calderoli Law, and it is a form of semi-proportional representation. A party presents its own closed list and it can join other parties in alliances. The coalition which receives a plurality automatically wins at least 26 seats. Respecting this condition, seats are divided between coalitions, and subsequently to party lists, using the largest remainder method with a Hare quota. To receive seats, a party must overcome the barrage of 8% of the vote if it contests a single race, or of 3% of the vote if it runs in alliance.

Results[edit]

e • d 
Coalitions leaders votes votes (%) seats Parties votes votes (%) swing seats change
Silvio Berlusconi 3,139,694 55.1 30 The People of Freedom 1,959,681 34.4 -3.6 19 0
Lega Nord 1,180,013 20.7 +9.6 11 +6
Walter Veltroni 1,823,835 32.0 17 Democratic Party 1,607,928 28.2 +5.8 15 +2
Italy of Values 215,907 3.8 +1.2 2 +2
Pier Ferdinando Casini 240,481 4.2 - Union of the Centre 240,481 4.2 -1.7 - -3
Fausto Bertinotti 183,061 3.2 - The Left – The Rainbow 183,061 3.2 -8.6 - -7
Daniela Santanchè 93,077 1.6 - The Right 93,077 1.6 +0.5 - -
Eva Rossi 45,622 0.8 - Lega Autonomia Lombarda 45,622 0.8 -0.8 - -
Enrico Boselli 30,745 0.5 - Socialist Party 30,745 0.5 -1.7 - -
Marco Ferrando 27,141 0.5 - Workers' Communist Party 27,141 0.5 +0.5 - -
Renzo Rabellino 25,866 0.5 - List of Talking Crickets 25,866 0.5 +0.5 - -
Others 86,632 1.5 - Others 86,632 1.5 -1.7 - -
Total coalitions 5,696,154 100.0 47 Total parties 5,696,154 100.0 = 47 =

Source: Ministry of the Interior

Lombard delegation to Senate[edit]

The People of Freedom[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Lega Nord[edit]

Italy of Values[edit]

See also[edit]