Politics of Emilia-Romagna
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The Politics of Emilia-Romagna, 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 Legislative Assembly.
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, the Ministers (Assessori), who are currently 12, including a Vice President and one Under-Secretary for in President's office.
List of Presidents
|Term of office||Legislatures||Party|
|1970||1976||I, II||Italian Communist Party|
|1976||1977||II||Italian Communist Party|
|1978||1987||II, III, IV||Italian Communist Party|
|1987||1990||IV||Italian Communist Party|
|1990||1994||V||Italian Socialist Party|
|Pier Luigi Bersani
|1994||1996||V, VI||Democratic Party of the Left|
|Antonio La Forgia
|1996||1999||VI||Democratic Party of the Left
Democrats of the Left (since 1998)
|1999||Incumbent||VI, VII, VIII, IX||Democrats of the Left
Democratic Party (since 2007)
The Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna (Assemblea Legislativa dell'Emilia-Romagna) 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.
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.
Parties and elections
Latest regional election
In the latest regional election, which took place on 28–29 March 2010, Vasco Errani (Democratic Party) was re-elected for a third full consecutive term by defeating Anna Maria Bernini (The People of Freedom).
|Candidates & parties||votes||votes (%)||seats
|Italy of Values||136,040||6.45||→||2|
|Federation of the Left||58,943||2.79||→||1|
|Left Ecology Freedom–Greens||37,698||1.79||→||1|
|Anna Maria Bernini||844,915||36.73||1||14|
|The People of Freedom||518,108||24.56||→||10|
|Lega Nord Emilia–Romagna||288,601||13.68||→||4|
|Five Star Movement||126,619||6.00||→||2|
|Gian Luca Galletti||96,625||4.20||-||-|
|Union of the Centre||79,244||3.76||→||1|