Regional Council of Lombardy
|Regional Council of Lombardy|
Raffaele Cattaneo, PdL
since March 28, 2013
|LN-Maroni list (27)
Ambrosoli list (5)
|February 24, 2013|
|Palazzo Lombardia, Milan|
The political system of the Regions of Italy was changed in 1995, when a semi-presidential system was introduced. If until that year the Council was elected under a pure proportional system and the President of Lombardy was chosen and dismissed by the Council, since 1995 the President and the Council are jointly elected by the people.
The Regional Council of Lombardy is composed of 80 members. 64 councillors are elected in provincial constituencies by proportional representation using the largest remainder method with a Droop quota and open lists, while 16 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 40 seats with PR, as happened during the 2000 election, only 8 candidates from the regional list will be chosen and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 72. If the winning coalition receives less than 50% of votes, as happened during the 1995 election, 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.
The Council choses its speaker, called President of the Council (Presidente del Consiglio).
The current Council fell on Friday October 26, 2012 with the resignation of 41 councillors.
|Candidates||Regional candidates||Provincial lists||Total|
|Roberto Maroni||2,456,921||42.8||1||The People of Freedom||904,742||16.7||-15.1||19||19||49|
|Lega Lombarda–Lega Nord||700,907||13.0||-13.2||15||16|
|Maroni President list||552,863||10.2||new||11||11|
|Brothers of Italy||83,810||1.6||new||2||2|
|Others of centre-right||35,644||0.7||+0.5||-||-|
|Umberto Ambrosoli||2,194,169||38.2||1||Democratic Party||1,369,440||25.3||+2.4||17||17||22|
|Civic Pact (Ambrosoli list)||380,241||7.0||new||4||5|
|Others of centre-left||265,429||4.9||-3.9||-||-|
|Silvana Carcano||782,007||13.6||-||Five Star Movement||775,211||14.3||+12.0||9||9||9|
|Gabriele Albertini||236,597||4.1||-||Civic Choice||133,435||2.5||new||-||-||-|
|Union of the Centre||85,721||1.6||-2.2||-||-|
|Carlo Pinardi||68,133||1.2||-||Stop the Decline||68,469||1.3||new||-||-||-|
|Total candidates||5,737,827||100.0||2||Total parties||5,406,755||100.0||=||78||80||80|
Source: Region Lombardy
- Regional Council of Lombardy – Electoral law
- Regional Council of Lombardy – Scheme for allocation of seats
- Ministry of the Interior – Electoral Archive
- Regional Council of Lombardy – 1999 Constitutional Law
- Regional Council of Lombardy – Autonomy Statute
-  Corriere della Sera, October 26, 2012.
- Including The Right.
- Including former Italy of Values, Left Ecology Freedom, Federation of the Greens and Italian Socialist Party.