Italian local elections, 2010

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Italian local elections, 2010
Italy
2009 ←
March - June 2010
→ 2011

1,002 city mayors and councils
and 12 provincial presidents and councils
  First party Second party
  Silvio Berlusconi Pier Luigi Bersani
Leader Silvio Berlusconi Pier Luigi Bersani
Party The People of Freedom Democratic Party
Leader since 26 January 1994 25 October 2009
Comuni 44[1] 52[1]
Comuni +/– Increase16 Decrease12
Provinces 6 7
Provinces +/– Increase4 Decrease4

The 2010 Italian local elections were held on different dates; most on 29–30 March (second round on 11–12 April) oncurrently with the Regional elections.

In Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol the elections were held on 15–16 May with a second ballot on 30–31 May; all of 321 comuni of the region voted for a new mayor and a new City Council.

In Aosta Valley the elections were held on 23–24 May in the city of Aosta.

On May 30–31 the elections were held in Sicily and Sardinia.

In Italy, direct elections were held in comuni and provinces: in each comune were chosen mayor and members of the City Council, in each province were chosen president and members of the Provincial Council.

Citizens living in Italy who were 18 or over on election day were entitled to vote in the local council elections.

Voting System[edit]

The voting system is used for all mayoral elections in Italy, in the city with a population higher than 15,000. Under this system voters express a direct choice for the mayor or an indirect choice voting for the party of the candidate's coalition. If no candidate receives at least 50% of votes, the top two candidates go to a second round after two weeks. This gives a result whereby the winning candidate may be able to claim majority support, although it is not guaranteed.

The election of the City Council is based on a direct choice for the candidate with a preference vote: the candidate with the majority of the preferences is elected. The number of the seats for each party is determined proportionally.

Provinces[edit]

Only 12 provinces were up for election. The elections was for a new provincial president and members of the Provincial Council. Four presidents were elected in March. Below the results of each candidate and coalition on the first and second round.

Province Center-right % Center-left %
Imperia 59.06 32.52
Viterbo 54.65 32.12
L'Aquila 53.42 45.32
Caserta 64.38 30.58

Then on May was elected all the provincial president and Provincial Council of Sardinia. Below the results of each candidate and coalition on the first and second round.

Province Center-left % Center-right %
Cagliari 33.81 - 52.42 46.53 - 47.58
Nuoro 32.47 - 51.30 38.36 - 48.70
Sassari 50.70 41.08
Oristano 29.71 59.74
Carbonia-Iglesias 50.35 45.23
Medio Campidano 55.13 39.37
Ogliastra 41.07 - 50.99 43.76 - 49.01
Olbia-Tempio 39.35 53.16

Results[edit]

City councils[edit]

City PdL PD LN SEL IdV UDC Others
Venice 10 17 4 0 4 2 7
Mantua 14 9 6 1 1 0 4
Lecco 8 20 7 1 1 0 1
Lodi 8 14 6 0 1 0 10
Chieti 13 7 0 0 2 6 11
Matera 4 12 0 1 4 1 17
Vibo Valentia 18 3 0 1 0 2 15
Macerata 8 14 0 4 2 2 7
Andria 13 4 0 2 1 0 17
Sassari 6 13 0 2 2 3 13
Iglesias 4 6 0 1 0 8 9
Nuoro 4 13 0 2 1 2 15

Mayoral election[edit]

Capital cities[edit]

Aosta[edit]

The election was held on 23 May 2010.

Candidate Coalition First round
Votes %
Bruno Giordano UV-SA-PDL-FA-LN 10,858 59.72
Carlo Curtaz ALPE-Civic List 4,822 26.52
Michele Monteleone PD-IDV 2,502 13.76

Venice[edit]

The election was held on 28 and 29 March 2010.

There were nine candidates (two supported by important coalition and seven supported by different civic lists); the most important candidates were Giorgio Orsoni and the minister Renato Brunetta, who tried for a second time to become the mayor (in fact he was candidate for this position in 2000). Giorgio Orsoni was supported by a center-left coalition formed by Democratic Party, Italy of Values, Union of the Centre, Communist Refoundation Party and the Italian Socialist Party, Renato Brunetta was supported by a center-right coalition formed by The People of Freedom and Lega Nord.

Orsoni won the election in the first round making did not go to vote for a possible second round, as it has happened in the elections of 2000 and of 2005.

Candidate Coalition First round
Votes %
Giorgio Orsoni PD-IDV-UDC-PSI-FDS 75,403 51.13
Renato Brunetta PDL-LN-others 62,833 42.61
Marco Gavagnin M5S 4,608 3.12
Michele Boato Radicals-Greens 1,677 1.14
Alfredo Scibilia Civic List 1,272 1.05
Others - 1,672 1.13

Source: Ministry of the Interior

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Only comuni with a population higher than 15,000 inhabitants.