Regional Council of Veneto

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Regional Council of Veneto
9th Legislature
Seats 60
Last election
29 March 2010
Meeting place
Palazzo Ferro Fini, Venice
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The Regional Council of Veneto (Consiglio Regionale del Veneto) is the regional parliament of Veneto.

It was first elected in 1970, when the ordinary Regions were instituted, on the basis of the Constitution of Italy of 1948.


The Regional Council of Veneto (Consiglio Regionale del Veneto) is composed of 60 members, of which 47 are elected in provincial constituencies with proportional representation, 12 from the so-called "regional list" of the elected President and the last one is for the candidate for President who comes second, who usually becomes the leader of the opposition in the Council. If a coalition wins more than 55% of the vote, only 6 candidates from the "regional list" will be elected and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 53.[1]

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 1999), also the Council will be dissolved and there will be a fresh election.[1]

Currently the President of the Council is Clodovaldo Ruffato.

Current composition[edit]

Distribution of Seats in the Regional Council
Political Group Leader 2010 Now
Liga VenetaLega Nord Federico Caner 20 16
Venetian Democratic Party Laura Puppato/
Lucio Tiozzo
14 13
New Centre-Right Giancarlo Conta 7
The People of FreedomForza Italia[2] Dario Bond 17 5
Forza Italia Leonardo Padrin 5
Popular Future Stefano Valdegamberi 3
Veneto First Giovanni Furlanetto 3
Italy of Values Gustavo Franchetto/
Antonino Pipitone
3 2
Union of the Centre Stefano Valdegamberi/
Stefano Peraro
3 1
Federation of the Left Pietrangelo Pettenò 1 1
North-East Union Mariangelo Foggiato/
Rolando Bortoluzzi
1 1
Bortolussi President Giuseppe Bortolussi[3] 1 1
Mixed Group Diego Bottacin[3] 2[4]

Sources: Regional Council of Veneto – Groups and Regional Council of Veneto – Members


Presidents of the Regional Council of Veneto
President Party Term Legislature
Vito Orcalli DC 1970–1974 I Legislature
Giancarlo Gambaro DC 1974–1975 I Legislature
Giancarlo Gambaro DC 1975 II Legislature
Bruno Marchetti PSI 1975–1980 II Legislature
Bruno Marchetti PSI 1980–1985 III Legislature
Francesco Guidolin DC 1985–1990 IV Legislature
Amalia Sartori PSI 1990 V Legislature
Umberto Carraro PSI 1990–1995 V Legislature
Amalia Sartori FI 1995–2000 VI Legislature
Enrico Cavaliere LV 2000–2005 VII Legislature
Marino Finozzi LV 2005–2010 VIII Legislature
Clodovaldo Ruffato PdL 2010–... IX Legislature

Source: Regional Council of Veneto

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ From November 2013, when The People of Freedom was disbanded and its members joined either "Forza Italia" or "New Centre-Right", to February 2014 the group was named as "The People of Freedom – New Centre Right". In February 2014 the group was finally renamed "The People of Freedom – Forza Italia for Veneto".
  3. ^ a b Giuseppe Bortolussi, Diego Bottacin and Andrea Causin had been members of Toward North. Both Bottacin and Causin later joined Civic Choice.
  4. ^ One member is affiliated to Toward North and Civic Choice, the other one sits as an independent.

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