Politics of Calabria

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The Politics of Calabria, Italy takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democracy, whereby the President of Regional Government is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the Regional Government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Regional Council.

Executive[edit]

The Regional Government (Giunta Regionale) is presided by the President of the Region (Presidente della Regione), who is elected for a five-year term, and is composed by the President and the Ministers (Assessori), who are currently 11, including a Vice President (Vice Presidente).[1]

List of Presidents[edit]

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This is the list of Presidents of Calabria since 1970.

Presidents of Calabria (1970-present)[edit]

# Portrait Name
(Birth-death)
Term in office Party Coalition Legislatura
1 Coat of arms of Calabria.svg Antonio Guarasci
(1918–1974)
7 June 1970 1974 Christian Democracy DC - PSI - PSDI - PRI
7 June 1970 – 1974
I (1970)
2 Coat of arms of Calabria.svg Aldo Ferrara
(–)
1974 15 June 1975 Christian Democracy DC - PSI - PSDI - PRI
1974 – 15 June 1975
3 Coat of arms of Calabria.svg Pasquale Perugini
(1926–1996)
15 June 1975 1976 Christian Democracy DC - PSI - PSDI - PRI
15 June 1975 – 1976
II (1975)
- Coat of arms of Calabria.svg Aldo Ferrara
(–)
1976 8 June 1980 Christian Democracy DC - PSI - PSDI - PRI
1976 – 8 June 1980
4 Coat of arms of Calabria.svg Bruno Dominijanni
(1922–2004)
8 June 1980 12 May 1985 Italian Socialist Party DC - PSI - PSDI - PRI
8 June 1980 – 12 May 1985
III (1980)
5 Francesco Principe.jpg Francesco Principe
(1918–2008)
12 May 1985 1987 Italian Socialist Party DC - PSI - PSDI - PRI
12 May 1985 – 1987
IV (1985)
6 Rosario Olivo.jpg Rosario Olivo
(1940–)
1987 1992 Italian Socialist Party DC - PSI - PSDI - PRI
1987 – 16 May 1990
1990 1992 DC - PSI - PSDI - PRI
16 May 1990 – 1992
V (1990)
7 Coat of arms of Calabria.svg Guido Rhodio
(1935–)
1992 1993 Christian Democracy DC - PSI - PDS - PRI
1992 – 1993
1993 1994 DC - PSI - PSDI
1993 – 1994
Elected presidents (1993-present)
8 Coat of arms of Calabria.svg Donato Veraldi
(1941–)
1994 23 April 1995 Italian People's Party PPI - PSI - PDS
1994 – 23 April 1995
9 Coat of arms of Calabria.svg Giuseppe Nisticò
(1941–)
23 April 1995 11 August 1998 Forza Italia FI - AN - CCD
23 April 1995 – 11 August 1998
VI (1995)
10 Battista Caligiuri.jpg Giovambattista Caligiuri
(1944–)
11 August 1998 22 January 1999 Forza Italia FI - AN - UDR
11 August 1998 – 22 January 1999
11 Luigi Meduri.jpg Luigi Meduri
(1942–)
22 January 1999 16 April 2000 Italian People's Party DS - PPI - UDEUR - FL - Greens
22 January 1999 – 16 April 2000
12 Coat of arms of Calabria.svg Giuseppe Chiaravalloti
(1934– )
16 April 2000 20 April 2005 Forza Italia FI - AN - CCD-CCD
16 April 2000 – 20 April 2005
VII (2000)
12 Agazio Loiero 2.jpg Agazio Loiero
(1940–)
20 April 2005 30 March 2010 The Daisy then
Democratic Party
Democratic Party - UDEUR - SDI - PRC - IDV - PdCI
20 April 2005 – 30 March 2010
VIII (2005)
13 Giuseppe Scopelliti in Calavecchia, Amantea.jpg Giuseppe Scopelliti
(1966–)
30 March 2010 26 April 2015 The People of Freedom PdL - UDC
30 March 2010 – 29 April 2014
IX (2010)

Legislative branch[edit]

The Regional Council of Calabria (Consiglio Regionale della Calabria) is composed of 50 members. 40 councillors are elected in provincial constituencies by proportional representation using the largest remainder method with a Droop quota and open lists, while 10 councillors (elected in bloc) come from a "regional list", including the President-elect. One seat is reserved for the candidate who comes second. If a coalition wins more than 50% of the total seats in the Council with PR, only 5 candidates from the regional list will be chosen and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 45. If the winning coalition receives less than 40% of votes, special seats are added to the Council to ensure a large majority for the President's coalition. Parties obtaining less than 4% receive no seats, no matter if they are in coalition with larger parties or not.[2]

The Council is elected for a five-year term, but, if the President suffers a vote of no confidence, resigns or dies, under the simul stabunt, simul cadent prevision introduced in 1999 (literally they will stand together or they will fall together), also the Council is dissolved and a snap election is called.[3]

Parties and elections[edit]

Latest regional election[edit]

In the latest regional election, which took place on 28–29 March 2010, Giuseppe Scopelliti of The People of Freedom ousted by a landslide the incumbent President Agazio Loiero of the Democratic Party.

Candidates & parties votes votes (%) seats
Giuseppe Scopelliti 614,584 57.76 30
The People of Freedom 271,581 26.39 15
Scopelliti List 102,090 9.92 6
Union of the Centre 97,213 9.44 6
Together for Calabria (New PSIUDEURPRI) 53,158 5.16 2
United Socialists 33,000 3.21 0
We South 31,345 3.05 0
Tricolour Flame 4,136 0.40 0
Agazio Loiero 342,773 32.22 17
Democratic Party 162,081 15.75 10
Autonomy and Rights 71,945 6.99 4
Federation of the Left 41,520 4.03 2
Italian Socialist PartySEL 38,581 3.75 0
Alliance for Calabria 23,106 2.24 0
Untie Calabria 21,145 2.05 0
Filippo Callipo 106,646 10.02 3
Italy of Values 55,370 5.38 3
I Stay in Calabria 20,443 1.99 0
Bonino-Pannella List 2,551 0.25 0
Total 1,029,265 100.00 50

Sources: La Repubblica and Calabria Region – Elections

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