Politics of Sardinia

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The Politics of Sardinia, 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 of Sardinia.

Parliament of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia in Cagliari

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 12.[1]

Current composition[edit]

List of Presidents[edit]


Presidents of Sardinia
President Party Term Legislature
Luigi Crespellani DC 1949–1953 I Legislature
Luigi Crespellani DC 1953–1954 II Legislature
Alfredo Corrias DC 1954–1955 II Legislature
Giuseppe Brotzu DC 1955–1957 II Legislature
Giuseppe Brotzu DC 1957–1958 III Legislature
Efisio Corrias DC 1958–1961 III Legislature
Efisio Corrias DC 1961–1965 IV Legislature
Efisio Corrias DC 1965–1966 V Legislature
Paolo Dettori DC 1966–1967 V Legislature
Giovanni Del Rio DC 1967–1969 V Legislature
Giovanni Del Rio DC 1969–1979 VI Legislature
Lucio Abis DC 1970 VI Legislature
Antonio Giagu De Martini DC 1970–1972 VI Legislature
Salvator Angelo Spano DC 1972 VI Legislature
Antonio Giagu De Martini DC 1972–1973 VI Legislature
Giovanni Del Rio DC 1973–1974 VI Legislature
Giovanni Del Rio DC 1974–1976 VII Legislature
Pietro Soddu DC 1976–1979 VII Legislature
Alessandro Ghinami PSDI 1979–1980 VIII Legislature
Francesco Rais PSI 1980–1982 VIII Legislature
Mario Melis PSd'Az 1982 VIII Legislature
Angelo Rojch DC 1982–1984 VIII Legislature
Mario Melis PSd'Az 1984–1989 IX Legislature
Mario Floris DC 1989–1991 X Legislature
Antonello Cabras PSI 1991–1994 X Legislature
Federico Palomba PDS/DS 1994–1999 XI Legislature
Mauro Pili FI 1999 XII Legislature
Mario Floris UDR/UDS 1999–2001 XII Legislature
Mauro Pili FI 2001–2003 XII Legislature
Italo Masala AN 2003–2004 XII Legislature
Renato Soru PS/PD 2004–2008 XIII Legislature
Carlo Mannoni (interim) PS/PD 2008–2009 XIII Legislature
Ugo Cappellacci PdL 2009–2014 XIV Legislature
Francesco Pigliaru PD 2014–... XV Legislature

Legislative branch[edit]

The Regional Council of Sardinia (Consiglio Regionale della Sardegna) is composed of 85 members. The Assembly 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, also the Assembly will be dissolved and there will be a fresh election.

Current composition[edit]

Political parties and elections[edit]

Last regional election[edit]

The last regional election took place on 16 February 2014. Francesco Pigliaru of the Democratic Party defeated incumbent Ugo Cappellacci of Forza Italia.


Candidates and parties votes votes (%) seats
Francesco Pigliaru ' 42.5 35+1
Democratic Party 22.1 18
Left Ecology Freedom 5.2 4
Party of Sardinians 2.7 2
Red Moors 2.6 2
Democratic Centre 2.1 2
Communist Refoundation PartyParty of Italian Communists 2.0 2
Christian Popular Union 1.7 1
Italian Socialist Party 1.4 1
Italy of ValuesFederation of the Greens 1.1 1
Independence Republic of Sardinia 0.8 1
The Base Sardinia 0.7 1
Ugo Cappellacci ' 39.7 23+1
Forza Italia 18.5 10
Union of the Centre 7.6 4
Sardinian Reformers 6.0 3
Sardinian Action Party 4.7 2
Brothers of Italy 2.8 2
Sardinian Democratic Union 2.6 1
Sardinia Free Zone Movement 1.6 1
Michela Murgia ' 10.3 -
Project Republic of Sardinia 2.8 -
People 2.2 -
Communities 1.8 -
Mauro Pili ' 5.7 -
United 2.8 -
Pili President 1.7 -
Sardinian People's Party 0.7 -
Sovereignty 0.2 -
Pier Franco Devias ' 1.0 -
United Independentist Front 0.7 -
Luigi Sanna ' 0.8 -
Free Zone Movement 0.7 -
Total ' 100.0 60

Incomplete results – Source: La Repubblica

Last general election in Sardinia[edit]


e • d 
Coalitions leaders votes votes (%) seats Parties votes votes (%) seats
Silvio Berlusconi 421,420 43.1 9 The People of Freedom 415,252 42.4 9
Movement for Autonomy 6,168 0.6 -
Walter Veltroni 393,078 40.2 8 Democratic Party 354,212 36.2 7
Italy of Values 38,866 4.0 1
Pier Ferdinando Casini 54,665 5.6 1 Union of the Centre 54,665 5.6 1
Fausto Bertinotti 35,097 3.6 - The Left – The Rainbow 35,097 3.6 -
Enrico Boselli 15,202 1.5 - Socialist Party 15,202 1.5 -
Daniela Santanchè 15,081 1.5 - The RightTricolour Flame 15,081 1.5 -
Giacomo Sanna 14,856 1.5 - Sardinian Action Party 14,856 1.5 -
Bustianu Cumpostu 7,182 0.7 - Sardinia Nation 7,182 0.7 -
Others 21,863 1.5 - Others 21,863 1.5 -
Total coalitions 978,444 100.0 18 Total parties 978,444 100.0 18

Source: Ministry of the Interior

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