Lombard regional election, 2013

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Lombard regional election, 2013
Lombardy
2010 ←
February 24, 2013 → 2018

All 80 seats to the Regional Council of Lombardy
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Leader Roberto Maroni Umberto Ambrosoli Silvana Carcano
Party Lega Nord Democratic Party Five Star Movement
Last election 49 seats, 56.1% 28 seats, 33.3% No seats, 3.0%
Seats won 49 22 9
Seat change Steady Decrease6 Increase9
Popular vote 2,456,921 2,194,169 782,007
Percentage 42.8% 38.2% 13.6%
Swing Decrease13.3% Increase4.9% Increase10.6%

Lombardy Regional Council 2013.svg

Composition of the Regional Council

President before election

Roberto Formigoni
People of Freedom

President-elect

Roberto Maroni
Lega Nord

The Lombard regional election of 2013 took place on February 24 and 25, 2013 and was the first snap election in Lombard political history, and the first one paired with a senatorial election. The 10th term of the Regional Council was chosen.

Electoral law[edit]

Lombardy used for the first time its own legislation to elect its Council, very similar to national Tatarella Law of 1995. The new electoral law was adopted before the resignation of 74 members of the Council on October 26, 2012.[1] While the President of Lombardy and the leader of the opposition are still elected at-large, 78 councillors, instead of 64 as it was before, are elected by party lists under a form of semi-proportional representation. The winning coalition receives a jackpot of at least 45 seats, which are divided between all majority parties using the D'Hondt method, as it happens between the losing lists. Each party then distributes its seats to its provincial lists, where candidates are openly selected.

Campaign[edit]

Center-left primary election, 2012[edit]

On December 15, 2012, took place the center-left primary election to decide the official candidate of the coalition in the election. There were three candidates: Umberto Ambrosoli, son of Giorgio killed in 1979, Alessandra Kustermann and Andrea Di Stefano. Umberto Ambrosoli received the 57% of the votes and became the center-left official candidate for the regional election.[2]

Candidate Votes  %
Umberto Ambrosoli 86,732 57.66
Andrea Di Stefano 34,946 23.23
Alessandra Kustermann 28,744 19.11
Total 150,604 100.00

Candidates for President[edit]

Opinion polls[edit]

This is a list of opinion polls taken from January 2012. The data are expressed in %.

By party or joint electoral list[edit]

The following table shows opinion polls broken down by individual party, providing insight into the intra-coalition balance of power.

Institute
Release date Italy. Common Good
(Umberto Ambrosoli)
With Monti for Italy
(Gabriele Albertini)
Centre-right
(Roberto Maroni)
Oth. U/A
M5S RC SEL PD PSI CD SC UdC FLI Rd FiD LN PdL FdI LD
Election[3] 28 March 2010 2.3 2.8 1.4 22.9 0.3 3.8 26.2 31.8 0.2 8.2
Tecnè 6 February 2013 10.2 3.1 3.4 28.3 0.7 6.9 3.1 2.2 10.9 18.3 1.5 1.3 10.1 31.6
SP 2 February 2013 9.0 4.0 2.5 28.0 0.5 9.5 2.0 0.5 1.0 6.0 16.5 14.5 1.5 1.0 3.5
SP 24 January 2013 9.5 5.0 3.0 25.0 0.5 0.5 8.0 2.0 0.5 0.5 5.5 18.0 16.0 1.5 1.0 3.5
SP 10 January 2013 10.5 4.5 3.0 23.5 0.5 0.5 8.0 2.5 0.5 0.5 6.0 22.0 12.0 2.0 1.5 2.5
Ipsos 8 January 2013 11.5 5.6 2.5 29.2 0.6 0.2 16.3 1.5 14.8 14.5 2.2 1.0 0.1 30.3
SP 4 January 2013 15.0 6.0 4.0 24.0 0.5 0.0 3.5 0.5 1.0 4.0 21.0 14.0 1.0 4.5
SP 14 December 2013 19.5 3.5 4.0 23.5 0.5 0.0 3.5 0.5 1.0 2.0 18.0 14.0 1.5 8.5
GPG 21 October 2012 15.0 3.5 4.5 22.0 0.5 0.5 4.5 0.5 1.5 3.5 17.0 18.0 2.0 7.0
GPG 19 August 2012 15.0 3.5 5.0 22.0 0.5 0.5 5.5 1.0 1.5 16.5 20.0 2.0 7.0
GPG 2 June 2012 13.0 3.5 5.0 22.0 0.5 0.5 5.5 1.5 1.5 17.5 20.5 2.0 7.0
GPG 2 May 2012 7.5 4.0 5.0 22.5 0.5 0.5 6.0 2.0 1.5 18.0 22.5 2.0 8.0
Election 28 March 2010 2.3 2.8 1.4 22.9 0.3 3.8 26.2 31.8 0.2 8.2
M5S RC SEL PD PSI CD SC UdC FLI Rd FiD LN PdL FdI LD Oth.
U/A
Italy. Common Good
(Umberto Ambrosoli)
With Monti for Italy
(Gabriele Albertini)
Centre-right
(Roberto Maroni)

Notes:

  • Merged columns denote that a common name was used in the polling.
  • RC: Common list of IdV, PRC, PdCI, FdV and MA.
  • Note on IdV: IdV's independent results from before 2013 are not added with RC. Their result is listed with the joint list from the time IdV agreed to join the joint list.
  • SC: Listed as VTR in 2012.
  • CD: Listed as ApI in 2012.
  • U/A: Undecided or to abstain.

Results[edit]

According to the final results, Roberto Maroni was the new President of Lombardy with more than 40% of the votes, obtaining the greater bonus given by the electoral law.

Candidates Regional candidates Provincial lists Total
votes % seats Parties votes % swing seats party group
Roberto Maroni 2,456,921 42.82 1 The People of Freedom 904,742 16.73 Decrease15.1 19 19 49
Lega LombardaLega Nord 700,907 12.96 Decrease13.2 15 16
Maroni President 552,863 10.23 new 11 11
Brothers of Italy 83,810 1.55 new 2 2
Pensioners' Party 50,843 0.94 Decrease0.7 1 1
Labour and Freedom List 27,374 0.51 new 0 0
Ecological Alliance 8,270 0.15 new 0 0
Umberto Ambrosoli 2,194,169 38.24 1 Democratic Party 1,369,440 25.33 Increase2.4 17 17 22
Ambrosoli List – Civic Pact 380,241 7.03 new 4 5
Left Ecology Freedom 97,627 1.81 Increase0.4 - -
Lombard Popular Centre 63,885 1.18 new 0 0
Ethical to Left 52,152 0.96 new 0 0
Italy of Values 35,141 0.65 Decrease5.6 0 0
Italian Socialist Party 16,624 0.31 Steady0.0 0 0
Silvana Carcano 782,007 13.63 - Five Star Movement 775,211 14.34 Increase12.0 9 9 9
Gabriele Albertini 236,597 4.12 - Civic Lombardy 133,435 2.47 new 0 0 -
Union of the Centre 85,721 1.59 Decrease2.2 0 0
Carlo Pinardi 68,133 1.19 - Act to Stop the Decline 68,469 1.27 new 0 0 -
Total candidates 5,737,827 100.00 2 Total parties 5,406,755 100.00 = 78 80 80

Source: Region Lombardy

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] La Repubblica, October 26, 2012.
  2. ^ [2] La Repubblica, December 16, 2012.
  3. ^ Ministry of the Interior -- Historical Archive of Elections