Italian local elections, 2010
The 2010 Italian local elections were held on different dates; most on 29–30 March (second round on 11–12 April) oncurrently with the Regional elections.
In Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol the elections were held on 15–16 May with a second ballot on 30–31 May; all of 321 comuni of the region voted for a new mayor and a new City Council.
In Italy, direct elections were held in comuni and provinces: in each comune were chosen mayor and members of the City Council, in each province were chosen president and members of the Provincial Council.
Citizens living in Italy who were 18 or over on election day were entitled to vote in the local council elections.
The voting system is used for all mayoral elections in Italy, in the city with a population higher than 15,000. Under this system voters express a direct choice for the mayor or an indirect choice voting for the party of the candidate's coalition. If no candidate receives at least 50% of votes, the top two candidates go to a second round after two weeks. This gives a result whereby the winning candidate may be able to claim majority support, although it is not guaranteed.
The election of the City Council is based on a direct choice for the candidate with a preference vote: the candidate with the majority of the preferences is elected. The number of the seats for each party is determined proportionally.
Only 12 provinces were up for election. The elections was for a new provincial president and members of the Provincial Council. Four presidents were elected in March. Below the results of each candidate and coalition on the first and second round.
|Province||Center-right %||Center-left %|
Then on May was elected all the provincial president and Provincial Council of Sardinia. Below the results of each candidate and coalition on the first and second round.
|Province||Center-left %||Center-right %|
|Cagliari||33.81 - 52.42||46.53 - 47.58|
|Nuoro||32.47 - 51.30||38.36 - 48.70|
|Ogliastra||41.07 - 50.99||43.76 - 49.01|
The election was held on 23 May 2010.
|Carlo Curtaz||ALPE-Civic List||4,822||26.52|
The election was held on 28 and 29 March 2010.
There were nine candidates (two supported by important coalition and seven supported by different civic lists); the most important candidates were Giorgio Orsoni and the minister Renato Brunetta, who tried for a second time to become the mayor (in fact he was candidate for this position in 2000). Giorgio Orsoni was supported by a center-left coalition formed by Democratic Party, Italy of Values, Union of the Centre, Communist Refoundation Party and the Italian Socialist Party, Renato Brunetta was supported by a center-right coalition formed by The People of Freedom and Lega Nord.
Orsoni won the election in the first round making did not go to vote for a possible second round, as it has happened in the elections of 2000 and of 2005.
|Alfredo Scibilia||Civic List||1,272||1.05|
Source: Ministry of the Interior
- Only comuni with a population higher than 15,000 inhabitants.
- The compactness of the minority is part of the goals that the law intends to achieve, avoiding fragmentation to establish a fruitful counterweight to the majority: Buonomo, Giampiero (2001). "Provinciali, seggi ai perdenti con il criterio delle coalizioni". Diritto&Giustizia edizione online. – via Questia (subscription required)