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.[1]

List of Presidents[edit]

This is the list of Presidents of Emilia–Romagna since 1970.

President of Emilia-Romagna (1970-present)[edit]

Portrait President Took office Left office Party
1 Regione-Emilia-Romagna-Stemma.svg Guido Fanti 1970 1976 Italian Communist Party
2 Regione-Emilia-Romagna-Stemma.svg Sergio Cavina 1976 1977 Italian Communist Party
3 Lanfranco Turci.jpg Lanfranco Turci 1977 1987 Italian Communist Party
4 Regione-Emilia-Romagna-Stemma.svg Luciano Guerzoni 1987 1990 Italian Communist Party
5 0964 - Enrico Boselli al Congresso Arcigay - Foto Giovanni Dall'Orto 11-5-2007.jpg Enrico Boselli 1990 1993 Italian Socialist Party
6 Pier Luigi Bersani daticamera.jpg Pier Luigi Bersani 1993 1996 Democratic Party of the Left
7 Regione-Emilia-Romagna-Stemma.svg Antonio La Forgia 1996 1999 L'Ulivo
8 Vasco Errani 2011.jpg Vasco Errani 1999 2014 Democrats of the Left then
Democratic Party
9 Stefano Bonaccini.jpg Stefano Bonaccini 2014 Incumbent Democratic Party

Legislative branch[edit]

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.[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, 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
reg. list
prov. lists
Vasco Errani 1,197,789 52.07 10 22
Democratic Party 857,613 40.65 18
Italy of Values 136,040 6.45 2
Federation of the Left 58,943 2.79 1
Left Ecology FreedomGreens 37,698 1.79 1
Pensioners' Party 5,310 0.25 -
Anna Maria Bernini 844,915 36.73 1 14
The People of Freedom 518,108 24.56 10
Lega Nord EmiliaRomagna 288,601 13.68 4
The Right 1,695 0.08 -
Giovanni Favia 161,056 7.00 - 2
Five Star Movement 126,619 6.00 2
Gian Luca Galletti 96,625 4.20 - -
Union of the Centre 79,244 3.76 1
Total 2,300,385 100.00 11 39

Source: Ministry of the Interior – Historical Archive of Elections


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