2019 Abruzzo regional election

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2019 Abruzzo regional election

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All 31 seats to the Regional Council of Abruzzo
Turnout53.12% (Decrease8.4%)
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Marco Marsilio datisenato 2018 (cropped).jpg Giovanni Legnini daticamera (cropped).jpg SaraMarcozzi2018 small (cropped).jpg
Candidate Marco Marsilio Giovanni Legnini Sara Marcozzi
Party Brothers of Italy Democratic Party Five Star Movement
Alliance Centre-right coalition Centre-left coalition None
Seats won 18 6 7
Seat change Increase 11 Decrease 13 Increase 1
Popular vote 299.949 195.394 126.165
Percentage 48.0% 31.3% 20.2%
Swing Increase 18.7% Decrease 15.0% Decrease 1.2%

Map of 2019 Abruzzo presidential election.svgMap of 2019 Abruzzo legislative election.svg
Maps of the results of the presidential election and legislative election

President before election

Giovanni Lolli
PD

Elected President

Marco Marsilio
FdI

The 2019 Abruzzo regional election took place on 10 February 2019. The election was for all 29 elected seats of the Regional Council of Abruzzo as well as the President of the region who, along with the second placed presidential candidate, would also become members of the Regional Council.

The ballot resulted in the election of Marco Marsilio, the centre-right candidate, as President of the Regional Council with 48% of the votes. Moreover, the League won a plurality of seats in the Regional Council.

Electoral law[edit]

The candidate who obtains the majority of valid votes at the regional level becomes president. Every candidate must be linked to a party list or a coalition running for the regional council. A majority of 60% to 65% of the seats is then allocated to the party (or coalition) of the elected president.[citation needed]

The election of the Council occurrs on a regional basis within the four districts of Abruzzo, coinciding with the four provinces of the Region. The district of Chieti elects eight councilors, while Pescara, L'Aquila and Teramo each elect seven councillors. The President of the Council and the presidential candidate, who received the second largest amount of votes, also become members of the regional council.

The electoral system is proportional to the share of the votes each party revives, with a electoral threshold of 4% of the vote for parties that are not members of coalitions and 2% for those included in a coalition.

Parties and candidate[edit]

Political alliance Constituent lists Leader
Centre-right coalition Brothers of Italy (FdI)
Marco Marsilio
Forza Italia (FI)
League (Lega)
Political Action (AP)
Union of the CentreIdeADC
Centre-left coalition Democratic Party (PD)
Giovanni Legnini
Legnini for President
Progressives–Free and Equal
More AbruzzoDemocratic Centre (incl. AP)
Forward Abruzzo–Italy of Values (incl. PSI and CP)
Abruzzo in Common–Easy Region
Centrists for Europe (CpE)
Abruzzo Together–Future Abruzzo
Five Star Movement (M5S)
Sara Marcozzi
CasaPound (CPI)
Stefano Flajani

Campaign[edit]

During the campaign, Marco Marsilio was criticized for not being native to the region, with opponents accusing him of lacking knowledge about the specific regional issues. Members of the Democratic Party also accused the League of violating Italian campaigning laws, after Matteo Salvini posted a tweet calling on voters to go and vote for his party, during the period of time in which the electoral campaign is officially closed.[2][3]

Opinion polls[edit]

Date Polling firm Legnini Marsilio Marcozzi Others Lead
10 Feb 2019 Election Result 31% 48% 20% 1% 17%
21–24 Jan 2019 SWG 30% 37% 32% 1% 5%
20–22 Nov 2018 Quorum – YouTrend 23% 38% 35% 4% 3%

Results[edit]

10 February 2019 Abruzzo regional election results
Abruzzo Regional Council 2019.svg
Candidates Votes % Seats Parties Votes % Seats
Marco Marsilio 299,949 48.03 1 League 165,008 27.53 10
Forza Italia 54,223 9.04 3
Brothers of Italy 38,894 6.48 2
Political Action 19,446 3.24 1
Union of the CentreIdeADC 17,308 2.88 1
Total 294,879 49.19 17
Giovanni Legnini 195,394 31.28 1 Democratic Party 66,796 11.14 3
Legnini for President 33,277 5.55 1
Abruzzo in Common–Easy Region 23,168 3.86 1
Progressives–Free and Equal 16,614 2.77
Abruzzo Together–Future Abruzzo 16,055 2.67
More AbruzzoDemocratic Centre 14,198 2.36
Centrists for Europe 7,938 1.32
Forward Abruzzo–Italy of Values 5,611 0.93
Total 183,630 30.63 5
Sara Marcozzi 126,125 20.20 Five Star Movement 118,273 19.73 7
Stefano Flajani 2,974 0.47 CasaPound Italy 2,560 0.42
Total candidates 624,482 100.00 2 Total parties 599,356 100.00 29
Registered voters 1,211,204 53.11
Source: Ministry of the Interior – Results
Popular vote
Lega
27.53%
M5S
19.73%
PD
11.14%
FI
9.04%
FdI
6.48%
Leginini List
5.55%
AiC–RF
3.86%
AP
3.24%
UdCIdeADC
2.88%
P–LeU
2.77%
IA–AF
2.67%
Others
5.03%
President
Marsilio
48.03%
Legnini
31.28%
Marcozzi
20.20%
Flajani
0.47%

Voter turnout[edit]

Region Time
12:00 19:00 23:00
Abruzzo 13.42% 43.00% 53.11%
Province Time
12:00 19:00 23:00
Chieti 13.17% 40.46% 50.17%
L'Aquila 13.01% 44.56% 54.70%
Pescara 14.13% 43.98% 54.83%
Teramo 13.45% 43.96% 53.84%
Source: Ministry of the Interior – Turnout

References[edit]

  1. ^ Regionali: Lolli firma il decreto, Abruzzo al voto domenica 10 febbraio 2019 (abruzzoweb.it)
  2. ^ Borrelli, Silvia Sciorilli (2019-02-10). "Right-wing parties win regional Italian election". POLITICO. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  3. ^ Salvini, Matteo (2019-02-09). "Io ce l'ho messa tutta! Oggi tocca a voi: dalle 7 alle 23, bastano 5 minuti del vostro tempo: una croce sul simbolo LEGA e vinciamo! #primagliitaliani pic.twitter.com/CRf93Rp8uf". @matteosalvinimi (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-02-11.