Italian Senate election in Lombardy, 1958
All 33 Lombard seats to the Italian Senate
Lombardy elected its third delegation to the Italian Senate on May 25, 1958. This election was a part of national Italian general election of 1958 even if, according to the Italian Constitution, every senatorial challenge in each Region is a single and independent race.
As it happened five years before, the Communists obtained some seats in the agricultural south, while the Socialists remarked their strength in the Milanese industrial neighbourhood. The centre-left PSDI obtained two seats in Milan, a city led by Social-democratic mayor Virgilio Ferrari, while the rightist MSI and PLI obtained some good results in the bourgeois center of Milan.
The electoral system for the Senate was a strange hybrid which established a form of proportional representation into FPTP-like constituencies. A candidate needed a landslide victory of more than 65% of votes to obtain a direct mandate. All constituencies where this result was not reached entered into an at-large calculation based upon the D'Hondt method to distribute the seats between the parties, and candidates with the best percentages of suffrages inside their party list were elected.
|Italian Socialist Party||747,266||18.5||7||1|
|Italian Communist Party||746,880||18.5||6||=|
|Italian Democratic Socialist Party||248,824||6.2||2||1|
|Italian Liberal Party||184,701||4.6||1||1|
|Italian Social Movement||151,330||3.8||1||=|
Sources: Italian Ministry of the Interior
- Senators with a direct mandate have bold percentages. Please remember that the electoral system was, in the other cases, a form of proportional representation and not a FPTP race: so candidates winning with a simple plurality could have (and usually had) a candidate (always a Christian democrat) with more votes in their constituency.
- Enesto Zanardi for Mantua (23.7%) replaced Teodosio Aimoni in 1959. Reason: resignation.
- Emanuele Samek Lodovici for Abbiategrasso (44.8%) replaced Pietro Bellora in 1959. Reason: death.
- Carlo Arnaudi for Abbiategrasso (20.7%) replaced Mario Grampa in 1961. Reason: death.
- Giuseppe Faravelli for Pavia (5.1%) replaced Edgardo Savio in 1961. Reason: death.
- Pasquale Valsecchi for Como (45.9%) replaced Lorenzo Spallino in 1962. Reason: death.