2019 Abruzzo regional election
All 31 seats to the Regional Council of Abruzzo
Maps of the results of the presidential election and legislative election
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.
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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.
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
|Political alliance||Constituent lists||Leader|
|Centre-right coalition||Brothers of Italy (FdI)|
|Forza Italia (FI)|
|Political Action (AP)|
|Union of the Centre–IdeA–DC|
|Centre-left coalition||Democratic Party (PD)|
|Legnini for President|
|Progressives–Free and Equal|
|More Abruzzo–Democratic 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)|
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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.
|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%|
|Brothers of Italy||38,894||6.48||2|
|Union of the Centre–IdeA–DC||17,308||2.88||1|
|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 Abruzzo–Democratic Centre||14,198||2.36||–|
|Centrists for Europe||7,938||1.32||–|
|Forward Abruzzo–Italy of Values||5,611||0.93||–|
|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|
|Source: Ministry of the Interior – Results|
|Source: Ministry of the Interior – Turnout|
- Regionali: Lolli firma il decreto, Abruzzo al voto domenica 10 febbraio 2019 (abruzzoweb.it)
- Borrelli, Silvia Sciorilli (2019-02-10). "Right-wing parties win regional Italian election". POLITICO. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
- 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.