Democratic Party of Emilia-Romagna

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Democratic Party of
Emilia-Romagna

Partito Democratico Emilia-Romagna
Secretary Stefano Bonaccini
Founded 14 October 2007
Merger of Democrats of the Left
The Daisy
minor parties
Headquarters Bologna
Youth wing Young Democrats
Membership (2013) 100,000[citation needed]
Ideology Social democracy
Democratic socialism[1]
Christian left[1]
Progressivism[2]
National affiliation Democratic Party
Colors      Red
Legislative Assembly
of Emilia-Romagna
30 / 50
Website
www.pder.it

The Democratic Party of Emilia-Romagna (Italian: Partito Democratico Emilia-Romagna, PDER) is a social-democratic[1][3] political party in Italy, acting as the regional faction of the Democratic Party. The PD is the largest party by representation in Emilia-Romagna and it led a coalition formed by Left Ecology Freedom and Italy of Values which had a supermajority in the regional Legislative Assembly. The party's leader was Vasco Errani, who was President of Emilia-Romagna until 14 July 2014.

The Democratic Party is the heir of the Italian Communist Party which governed Emilia-Romagna for almost sixty years; in facr Emilia-Romagna is considered by public opinion a "red region", or rather a region which has been governed only by centre-left or left-wing Presidents, and where social-democratic, socialist and communist parties gained the majority of votes in every elections.

Other than Vasco Errani prominent members of the PDER include Virginio Merola, Graziano Delrio and Stefano Bonaccini.

Popular support[edit]

The electoral results of the Democratic Party in the Emilia-Romagna are shown in the table below. As PD was founded in 2007, the electoral results from 1994 to 2006 refer to the combined result of the two main percursor parties, the Democrats of the Left and Democracy is Freedom – The Daisy (and its precursors, 1994–2001), or to the joint-list called The Olive Tree.

Region 1994 general 1995 regional 1996 general 1999 European 2000 regional 2001 general 2004 European 2005 regional 2006 general 2008 general 2009 European 2010 regional 2013 general 2014 European
Emilia-Romagna 51.4 52.3 47.5 43.7 43.9 44.3 43.0 48.1 44.8 45.7 38.6 40.6 37.0 52.5

Electoral results[edit]

Chamber of Deputies
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2008 1,282,534 (#1) 45.70
20 / 45
Major party in coalition led by Walter Veltroni.
2013 989,660 (#1) 37.04
28 / 45
Increase 8
Major party in Italy. Common Good led by Pier Luigi Bersani.
Senate of the Republic
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2008 1,193,939 (#1) 45.40
12 / 22
Major party in coalition led by Walter Veltroni.
2013 977,617 (#1) 39.16
13 / 22
Increase 1
Major party in Italy. Common Good led by Pier Luigi Bersani.
Legislative Assembly
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2010 857,613 (#1) 40.6
28 / 50
Vasco Errani
Senior party in the government coalition led by Vasco Errani.
2014 535,109 (#1) 44.5
30 / 50
Increase 2
Stefano Bonaccini
Senior party in the government coalition led by Stefano Bonaccini.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
  2. ^ Federiga Bindi (1 February 2011). Italy and the European Union. Brookings Institution Press. p. 69. ISBN 978-0-8157-0509-3. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Richard Collin; Pamela L. Martin (2012). An Introduction to World Politics: Conflict and Consensus on a Small Planet. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 218–. ISBN 978-1-4422-1803-1. Retrieved 18 July 2013.