Regional Council of Veneto
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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.
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.
Currently the President of the Council is Clodovaldo Ruffato.
|Distribution of Seats in the Regional Council|
|Liga Veneta–Lega Nord||Federico Caner||20||17|
|Venetian Democratic Party||Laura Puppato/
|The People of Freedom–Forza Italia||Dario Bond||17||6|
|New Centre-Right||Giancarlo Conta||–||6|
|Forza Italia||Leonardo Padrin||–||5|
|Popular Future||Stefano Valdegamberi||–||3|
|Italy of Values||Gustavo Franchetto/
|Union of the Centre||Stefano Valdegamberi/
|Federation of the Left||Pietrangelo Pettenò||1||1|
|North-East Union||Mariangelo Foggiato||1||1|
|Bortolussi President||Giuseppe Bortolussi||1||1|
|Mixed Group||Diego Bottacin||–||5|
|Presidents of the Regional Council of Veneto|
|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
- Members of the Regional Council of Veneto, 2005–10
- Regional Council (Italy)
- Government of Veneto
- Politics of Veneto
- 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".
- Giuseppe Bortolussi, Diego Bottacin and Andrea Causin had been members of Toward North. Both Bottacin and Causin later joined Civic Choice.
- Two members are affiliated to Veneto First and one to Toward North and Civic Choice, while the remaining two are independents.