Italian regional elections, 1970

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Italian regional elections, 1970
Italy
7 June 1970
→ 1975

690 (of the 1001) seats in the Italian Regional Councils
  Majority party Minority party
  Mariano Rumor-1.jpg Luigi Longo (Timbre URSS).jpg
Leader Mariano Rumor Luigi Longo
Party Christian Democracy Communist Party
Leader since 1964 1964
Seats won 287 200
Percentage 41.6% 29.0%

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Regional election results map. White denotes regions with a centrist (Christian Democratic) administration, Red denotes those with a leftist (Communist-Socialist) administration, Gray denotes those with an Autonomist administration.

The Italian regional elections of 1970 were held on June 7 . Even if the regional system was conceived by the Italian Constitution in 1948, the five autonomous regions were the sole to be immediately established. The fifteen ordinary regions were indeed created in 1970 with the first elections.

Electoral system[edit]

The pure party-list proportional representation had traditionally become the electoral system of Italy, and it was adopted for the regional vote too. Each Italian province corresponded to a constituency electing a group of candidates. At constituency level, seats were divided between open lists using the largest remainder method with Droop quota. Remaining votes and seats were transferred at regional level, where they was divided using the Hare quota, and automatically distributed to best losers into the local lists.

Results[edit]

Summary of the results of all the lists reaching at least a tenth of the suffrages.

Piedmont
Christian Democracy 1,029,883 36.7% 20  
Italian Communist Party 727,619 25.9% 13
Italian Socialist Party 296,219 10.6% 5
Lombardy
Christian Democracy 2,138,141 40.9% 36
Italian Communist Party 1,210,068 23.1% 19
Italian Socialist Party 648,696 12.4% 9
Veneto
Christian Democracy 1,287,167 51.9% 28
Italian Communist Party 417,204 16.8% 9
Italian Socialist Party 259,174 10.5% 5
Ligury
Christian Democracy 393,478 32.1% 14
Italian Communist Party 383,296 31.3% 13
Italian Socialist Party 138,439 11.3% 4
Emilia-Romagna
Italian Communist Party 1,148,643 44.0% 24
Christian Democracy 672,755 25.8% 14
Tuscany
Italian Communist Party 985,382 42.3% 23
Christian Democracy 710,908 30.5% 17
Umbria
Italian Communist Party 215,174 41.8% 13
Christian Democracy 154,878 30.1% 9
Marche
Christian Democracy 333,383 38.6% 17
Italian Communist Party 274,915 31.8% 14
Lazio
Christian Democracy 890,749 33.2% 18
Italian Communist Party 710,273 26.5% 13
Italian Social Movement 274,244 10.2% 5
Abruzzo
Christian Democracy 325,644 48.3% 20
Italian Communist Party 153,854 22.8% 10
Molise
Christian Democracy 92,839 52.1% 16
Italian Communist Party 26,714 15.0% 5
Campania
Christian Democracy 1,001,340 39.6% 25
Italian Communist Party 551,599 21.8% 13
Italian Socialist Party 276,225 10.9% 7
Apulia
Christian Democracy 766,254 41.3% 22
Italian Communist Party 488,709 26.3% 14
Italian Socialist Party 197,519 10.6% 5
Basilicata
Christian Democracy 131,602 42.4% 14
Italian Communist Party 74,688 24.0% 7
Italian Socialist Party 39,464 12.7% 4
Calabria
Christian Democracy 374,215 39.7% 17
Italian Communist Party 218,845 23.2% 10
Italian Socialist Party 132,898 14.1% 6

Twelve Regional Councils elected an administration led by Christian Democracy in a centrist alliance, while Emilia-Romagna, Umbria and Tuscany chose a leftist administration, the first two regions led by the PCI and the other one by the PSI.