Politics of Friuli-Venezia Giulia

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The Politics of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, 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]

Current composition[edit]

List of Presidents[edit]

Presidents of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
President Party Term Legislature
Alfredo Berzanti DC 1964–1968 I Legislature
Alfredo Berzanti DC 1968–1973 II Legislature
Antonio Comelli DC 1973–1978 III Legislature
Antonio Comelli DC 1978–1983 IV Legislature
Antonio Comelli DC 1983–1984 V Legislature
Adriano Biasutti DC 1984–1988 V Legislature
Adriano Biasutti DC 1988–1991 VI Legislature
Vinicio Turello DC 1991–1993 VI Legislature
Pietro Fontanini LNF 1993–1994 VII Legislature
Renzo Travanut PDS 1994 VII Legislature
Alessandra Guerra LNF 1994–1995 VII Legislature
Sergio Cecotti LNF 1995–1996 VII Legislature
Giancarlo Cruder PPI 1996–1998 VII Legislature
Roberto Antonione FI 1998–2001 VIII Legislature
Renzo Tondo FI 2001–2003 VIII Legislature
Riccardo Illy Indep. DL 2003–2008 IX Legislature
Renzo Tondo PdL 2008–2013 X Legislature
Debora Serracchiani PD 2013–present XI Legislature

Legislative branch[edit]

The Regional Council of Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Consiglio Regionale della Friuli-Venezia Giulia) is composed of 60 members and is elected with proportional representation plus a majority premium for the winning 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 vel simul cadent prevision (introduced in 2003), also the Council will be dissolved and there will be a fresh election.

Current composition[edit]

Local government[edit]


Province Inhabitants President Party Election
Udine 541,522 Pietro Fontanini Lega Friuli-VG 2008
Pordenone 315,323 Alessandro Ciriani The People of Freedom 2009
Trieste 236,556 Maria Teresa Bassa Porporat Democratic Party 2011
Gorizia 142,407 Enrico Gherghetta Democratic Party 2011


Municipality Inhabitants Mayor Party Election
Trieste 205,535 Roberto Cosolini Democratic Party 2011
Udine 99,627 Furio Honsell Democratic Party 2008
Pordenone 51,723 Claudio Pedrotti Democratic Party 2011
Gorizia 35,798 Ettore Romoli The People of Freedom 2012
Monfalcone 27,877 Silvia Altran Democratic Party 2011
Sacile 20,227 Roberto Ceraolo The People of Freedom 2009
Cordenons 18,470 Mario Ongaro Lega Friuli-VG 2011
Codroipo 15,887 Fabio Marchetti The People of Freedom 2011
Azzano Decimo 15,601 Marco Putto Democratic Party 2012
Porcia 15,443 Stefano Turchet Lega Friuli-VG 2009
San Vito al Tagliamento 15,015 Antonio Di Bisceglie Democratic Party 2011

Parties and elections[edit]

Last regional election[edit]

In the last regional election, which took place on 21–22 April 2013, Debora Serracchiani of the Democratic Party narrowly defeated incumbent President Renzo Tondo of The People of Freedom. Serracchiani was the second woman to hold the office after Alessandra Guerra in 1994–1995.

Candidates Regional lists Provincial lists Total
votes % +/– seats Parties votes % +/– seats +/– group +/–
Debora Serracchiani 211,508 39.39 –6.8 1 Democratic Party 107,155 26.8 –3.1 19 +4 27 +3
Citizens for the President 21,169 5.3 +0.2 3 +1
Left Ecology Freedom 17,764 4.5 –1.2 3 Steady
Slovene Union 5,651 1.4 +0.2 1 Steady
Italy of Values 4,006 1.0 –3.5 –2
Renzo Tondo 209,457 39.00 –14.8 1 The People of Freedom 80,052 20.0 –13.0 8 –13 17 –18
Responsible Autonomy–Tondo List (incl. MAF) 42,847 10.7 New 4 New
Lega Nord Friuli-Venezia Giulia 33,050 8.3 –4.6 3 –5
Union of the Centre 14,758 3.7 –2.5 1 –3
The Right 6,209 1.6 New New
Pensioners' Party 3,741 0.9 –0.6 Steady
Saverio Galluccio 103,135 19.21 New Five Star Movement 54,952 13.8 New 5 New 5 New
Franco Bandelli 12,909 2.4 New A Different Region 8,231 2.1 New New New
Total candidates 536,992 100.0 2 Total parties 399,585 100.0 47 –10 49 –10

Source: Region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia – Elections

Other elections[edit]


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