Sicilian regional election, 2012

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Sicilian regional election, 2012
Sicily
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October 28, 2012
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All 90 seats to the Sicilian Parliament
46 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 47.42%[1]
  First party Second party
  Rosario Crocetta2012.jpg Nello Musumeci.jpg
Leader Rosario Crocetta Nello Musumeci
Party Democratic Party The Right
Seats won 39 21
Popular vote 617,073 521,022
Percentage 30.47% 25.73%

President of Sicily before election

Raffaele Lombardo
Movement for the Autonomies

Elected President of Sicily

Rosario Crocetta
Democratic Party

The Sicilian regional election of 2012 for the renewal of the Sicilian Parliament and the election of the President of Sicily was held on 28 October 2012. It was a snap election, following the resignation of President Raffaele Lombardo for judicial and financial reasons.

The election was competed by ten candidates from newly reshuffled political alliances, and is expected to be an unusually close race. The winner of the election was Rosario Crocetta,[2][3] candidate for a centre-left alliance of Democratic Party and the Union of the Centre.[3]

Candidates[edit]

Electoral system[edit]

The Sicilian Parliament is elected with a mixed system: 80 MPs are chosen with a form of proportional representation using a largest remainder method with open lists and a 5% threshold, while 10 MPs are elected with a block voting system with closed lists.

 AG   CL   CT   EN   ME   PA   RG   SR   TP  total
7 4 17 3 11 20 5 6 7 80

Results[edit]

Candidates Regional lists Provincial lists Total
votes % seats Parties votes % seats group
Rosario Crocetta 617,073 30.47 9 Democratic Party 257,274 13.42 14 39
Union of the Centre 207,827 10.84 11
The Megaphone – Crocetta List (incl. ApI and PSI)[4][5] 118,346 6.17 5
Democratic Union for Consumers 100 0.00 0
Nello Musumeci 521,022 25.73 1 The People of Freedom 247,351 12.91 12 21
Popular Construction 112,169 5.85 4
Musumeci List (incl. The Right)[6] 107,397 5.60 4
Alliance of the Centre 5,017 0.26 0
Giancarlo Cancelleri 368,006 18.17 Five Star Movement 285,202 14.88 15 15
Gianfranco Micciché 312,112 15.41 Party of the SiciliansMpA 182,737 9.53 10 15
Great South 115,444 6.02 5
Future and Freedom 83,891 4.37 0
PPA – Piazza Pulita List 959 0.05 0
Giovanna Marano 122,633 6.10 Italy of Values 67,738 3.53 0
Left Ecology FreedomFdSGreens 58,753 3.06 0
Mariano Ferro 31,390 1.55 The People of Pitchforks 23,965 1.20 0
Cateno De Luca 25,058 1.23 Sicilian Revolution 23,966 1.20 0
Gaspare Sturzo 19,248 0.95 Sturzo President 14,929 0.77 0
Giacomo Di Leo 4,495 0.22 Workers' Communist Party 2,031 0.10 0
Lucia Pinsone 3,659 0.18 Voluntaries for Italy 2,278 0.11 0
Total candidates 2,024,696 100.00 10 Total parties 1,915,830 100.00 80 90

Source: Sicily Region

Aftermath[edit]

Following the result of the election, Crocetta was elected as president of Sicily, which turned out to be surprising in what was considered the strongest conservative stronghold of Italy. As he did not have a full majority in the Sicilian assembly, Crocetta decided to form a minority government with the support of the Five Star Movement in a number of shared legislative acts.

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