Italian general election, 1946 (Veneto)

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The Italian general election of 1946 took place on 2 June 1946.

The election was the first after the return of democracy. Christian Democracy (DC) was by far the largest party in Veneto (49.5%) and was especially strong in the provinces of Vicenza (61.1%), Padua (55.7%) and Treviso (53.5%). The Italian Socialist Party (PSI) came second (26.7%) and was stronger in the provinces of Rovigo (35.7%), Verona (33.3%) and Belluno (28.7%). The Italian Communist Party (PCI) was a distant third (13.6%), but came second in Rovigo (28.5%), where the parties of the left gained a large majority (56.5%). Rovigo, the southernmost province, was influenced by nearby "red" Emilia-Romagna.

Results[edit]

Constituent Assembly[edit]

Parties votes votes (%) seats
Christian Democracy 969,095 49.6 22
Italian Socialist Party 523,446 26.8 12
Italian Communist Party 267,184 13.7 6
National Democratic Union 50,839 2.6 -
Action Party 40,429 2.1 -
Italian Republican Party 34,551 1.8 -
Common Man's Front 32,682 1.7 -
National Bloc of Freedom 19,263 1.0 -
Others 16,051 0.8 -
Total 1,953,990 100.0 40

Source: Regional Council of Veneto

Provincial breakdown[edit]

Province DC PSI PCI
Verona 48.8 33.3 10.5
Vicenza 61.1 24.1 8.1
Padua 55.7 23.2 12.8
Treviso 53.5 21.1 8.5
Belluno 51.7 28.7 10.1
Venice 40.3 26.2 21.1
Rovigo 28.0 35.7 28.5
Veneto 49.5 26.7 13.6

Source: Regional Council of Veneto