Politics of Campania

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The Politics of Campania, 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.


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 10, including a Vice President.[1]

List of Presidents[edit]

Presidents of Campania
President Party Term Legislature
Carlo Leone DC 1970–1971 I Legislature
Nicola Mancino DC 1971–1972 I Legislature
Alberto Servidio DC 1972–1973 I Legislature
Vittorio Cascetta DC 1973–1975 I Legislature
Nicola Mancino DC 1975–1976 II Legislature
Gaspare Russo DC 1976–1979 II Legislature
Ciro Cirillo DC 1979–1980 II Legislature
Emilio De Feo DC 1980–1983 III Legislature
Antonio Fantini DC 1983–1985 III Legislature
Antonio Fantini DC 1985–1989 IV Legislature
Ferdinando Clemente DC 1989–1990 IV Legislature
Ferdinando Clemente DC 1990–1993 V Legislature
Giovanni Grasso DC/PPI 1993–1995 V Legislature
Antonio Rastrelli AN 1995–1999 VI Legislature
Andrea Losco UDEUR 1999–2000 VI Legislature
Antonio Bassolino DS 2000–2005 VII Legislature
Antonio Bassolino DS/PD 2005–2010 VIII Legislature
Stefano Caldoro PdL/FI 2010–... IX Legislature

Legislative branch[edit]

The Regional Council of Campania (Consiglio Regionale della Campania) is composed of 60 members. 48 councillors are elected in provincial constituencies by proportional representation using the largest remainder method with a Droop quota and open lists, while 12 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 6 candidates from the regional list will be chosen and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 54. 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.[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, Stefano Caldoro of The People of Freedom defeated by a comfortable margin Stefano De Luca of the Democratic Party and thus conquered one of the strongholds of the centre-left for the centre-right.

Candidates & parties votes votes (%) seats
Stefano Caldoro 1,579,566 54.27 38
The People of Freedom 870,645 31.59 21
Union of the Centre 258,963 9.40 6
MPANew PSIPRI 159,993 5.81 4
We South 99,680 3.62 2
Populars–UDEUR 92,927 3.37 2
Alliance of the Centre 64,754 2.35 1
Alliance of People 39,444 1.43 1
The Right 28,074 1.02 1
Vincenzo De Luca 1,252,360 43.03 22
Democratic Party 589,944 21.41 14
Italy of Values 178,448 6.48 4
Left Ecology FreedomPSE[4] 97,148 3.53 2
Alliance for Italy 83,979 3.05 1
Free Campania 69,589 2.53 1
Federation of the GreensThe Other South 29,493 1.07 -
Bonino-Pannella List 12,490 0.45 -
Paolo Ferrero 39,729 1.35 -
Federation of the Left 43,422 1.58 -
Roberto Fico 39,349 1.35 -
Five Star Movement 36,787 1.33 -
Total 2,910,333 100.00 60

Source: Corriere della Sera


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