Friuli-Venezia Giulia regional election, 2013
47 + 2
27 seats needed for a majority
The Friuli-Venezia Giulia regional election of 2013 took place on 21–22 April 2013 in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy.
Debora Serracchiani, Socialist MEP and regional leader of the Democratic Party (PD), narrowly defeated incumbent Renzo Tondo of The People of Freedom (PdL) 39.4% to 39.0%; Saverio Galluccio of the Five Star Movement (M5S) came third with 19.2% of the vote. Serracchiani was the second woman to hold the office of President of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, after Alessandra Guerra of Lega Nord Friuli (LNF) in 1994–1995. The turnout was a record low as a mere 50.5% of eligible voters turned out to vote.
In the election, the PD was the most voted list with 26.8% (resulting in 20 seats, including Serracchiani's), but the combined result of the PdL and its sister-list Responsible Autonomy (comprising PdL members, centre-right independents and the Friulian Autonomist Movement) was 30.7% (resulting in a total of 13 seats including Tondo's). Other than LNF (8.3%, 3 seats), two other regional parties, Citizens for the President (5.3%, 3 seats) and Slovene Union (1.4%, 1 seat, Slovene minority), gained seats in the Regional Council.
On the same day of the regional election, also provincial and municipal elections were held. LNF's Pietro Fontanini was re-elected President of the Province of Udine by beating PD's Andrea Lerussi 50.0% to 41.1%. In the occasion, the separatist Friulian Front made its debut in electoral politics with 5.7% of the vote. In Udine no candidate for mayor passed the required 50%; a run-off will be held on 5–6 May.
|Candidates||Regional lists||Provincial lists||Total|
|Debora Serracchiani||211,508||39.39||–6.8||1||Democratic Party||107,155||26.8||–3.1||19||+4||27||+3|
|Citizens for the President||21,169||5.3||+0.2||3||+1|
|Left Ecology Freedom||17,764||4.5||–1.2||3|
|Italy of Values||4,006||1.0||–3.5||—||–2|
|Renzo Tondo||209,457||39.00||–14.8||1||The People of Freedom||80,052||20.0||–13.0||8||–13||17||–18|
|Responsible Autonomy–Tondo List (incl. MAF)||42,847||10.7||New||4||New|
|Lega Nord Friuli-Venezia Giulia||33,050||8.3||–4.6||3||–5|
|Union of the Centre||14,758||3.7||–2.5||1||–3|
|Saverio Galluccio||103,135||19.21||New||—||Five Star Movement||54,952||13.8||New||5||New||5||New|
|Franco Bandelli||12,909||2.4||New||—||A Different Region||8,231||2.1||New||—||New||—||New|
|Total candidates||536,992||100.0||2||Total parties||399,585||100.0||47||–10||49||–10|