Italian Senate election, 2013 (Lombardy)

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Italian Senate election in Lombardy, 2013
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All 49 Lombard seats to the Italian Senate
  First party Second party
  Berlusconi-2010-1.jpg Bersani cropped.png
Leader Silvio Berlusconi Pier Luigi Bersani
Party People of Freedom Democratic Party
Alliance Centre-right coalition Italy. Common Good
Last election 30 seats, 55.1% 17 seats, 32.0%
Seats won 27 11
Seat change Decrease3 Decrease6
Popular vote 2,003,055 1,583,003
Percentage 37.6% 29.7%
Swing Decrease17.5% Decrease2.3%

Local majority before election

Centre-right coalition

New local majority

Centre-right coalition

Lombardy renewed its delegation to the Italian Senate on February 24, 2013. This election was a part of national Italian general election of 2013 even if, according to the Italian Constitution, every senatorial challenge in each Region is a single and independent race.

Lombardy obtained two more seats to the Senate, following the redistricting subsequent to the 2011 Census. For the first time in history, a senatorial election was paired with a regional election.

The election was won by the centre-right coalition between The People of Freedom and the Northern League, differently as it happened at national level and hugely contributing to create that hung parliament which was the general result of the 2013 vote. All the two coalitions lost votes to the newly created Five Star Movement of comedian Beppe Grillo and, in a minor scale, to the Civic Choice of incumbent PM Mario Monti. Ten provinces gave a plurality to the centre-right coalition, while the provinces of Milan and Mantua preferred Bersani's alliance.

Electoral law[edit]

The electoral law for the Senate was established in 2005 by the Calderoli Law, and it is a form of semi-proportional representation. A party presents its own closed list and it can join other parties in alliances. The coalition which receives a plurality automatically wins at least 27 seats. Respecting this condition, seats are divided between coalitions, and subsequently to party lists, using the largest remainder method with a Hare quota. To receive seats, a party must overcome the barrage of 8% of the vote if it contests a single race, or of 3% of the vote if it runs in alliance.


e • d 
Coalition leader votes votes (%) seats Party votes votes (%) swing seats change
Silvio Berlusconi 2,003,055 37.6 27 The People of Freedom 1,109,411 20.8 −13.6 16 −3
Northern League 730,645 13.7 −7.0 11 0
Others 162,999 3.1 +1.5 - -
Pier Luigi Bersani 1,583,003 29.7 11 Democratic Party 1,453,385 27.3 −0.9 11 −4
Others 129,639 2.4 +2.4 - -
Beppe Grillo 927,951 17.4 7 Five Star Movement 927,951 17.4 +16.9 7 +7
Mario Monti 572,046 10.7 4 With Monti for Italy 572,046 10.7 +6.5 4 +4
Others 236,822 4.6 0 Others 236,822 4.6 −5.8 - −2
Total coalitions 5,323,027 100.0 49 Total parties 5,323,027 100.0 = 49 +2

Source: Ministry of the Interior

Lombard delegation to Senate[edit]

The People of Freedom[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Northern League[edit]

Five Star Movement[edit]

With Monti for Italy[edit]