Italian regional elections, 2010

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Italian regional elections, 2010
Italy
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Presidents and regional assemblies of Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Marche, Umbria, Lazio, Campania, Apulia, Basilicata and Calabria

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A large round of regional elections in Italy took place on 28–29 March in 13 regions out of 20, including nine of the ten largest ones: Lombardy, Campania, Veneto, Lazio, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Apulia, Tuscany and Calabria.

Overview[edit]

The elections turned out to be a competition between two rival coalitions built around the two major parties: The People of Freedom (PdL) of Silvio Berlusconi and the Democratic Party (PD) led by Pier Luigi Bersani. The third largest party in Italy, Lega Nord (whose main regional sections, Liga Veneta, Lega Lombarda and Lega Piemont playing a large role in Veneto, Lombardy and Piedmont, respectively) supported joint candidates with the PdL in Northern and Central Italy.

The centre-right went to win the elections by gaining four more regions than in 2005: Campania, Lazio, Piedmont and Calabria. The centre-left coalition won seven regions out of 13.

Lega Nord played a major role in the North, where it was the second-largest party and the largest in Veneto. The party led by Umberto Bossi managed to have two of its leading members elected at the head of a region: in Piedmont and in Veneto.

Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movement, a protest party popular, had a strong showing in Emilia-Romagna.

National results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
The People of Freedom (PdL) 6,649,880 29.6
193 / 624
Democratic Party (PD) 5,851,371 26.1
192 / 624
Lega Nord 2,749,875 12.2
58 / 624
Italy of Values (IdV) 1,565,336 7.0
46 / 624
Union of the Centre (UdC) 1,248,886 5.6
36 / 624
Left Ecology Freedom (SEL) 478,187 2.1
18 / 624
Others 3,903,908 17.4
77 / 624
Total 22,447,423 100
624 / 624
Source: Ministry of the Interior

Regional Presidents[edit]

Region Former president Party Elected president Party
Piedmont Mercedes Bresso PD Roberto Cota LN
Liguria Claudio Burlando PD Claudio Burlando PD
Lombardy Roberto Formigoni PDL Roberto Formigoni PDL
Veneto Giancarlo Galan PDL Luca Zaia LN
Emilia Romagna Vasco Errani PD Vasco Errani PD
Tuscany Claudio Martini PD Enrico Rossi PD
Umbria Maria Rita Lorenzetti PD Catiuscia Marini PD
Marche Gian Mario Spacca PD Gian Mario Spacca PD
Lazio Esterino Montino acting PD Renata Polverini PDL
Campania Antonio Bassolino PD Stefano Caldoro PDL
Basilicata Vito De Filippo PD Vito De Filippo PD
Apulia Nichi Vendola SEL Nichi Vendola SEL
Calabria Agazio Loiero PD Giuseppe Scopelliti PDL

Regional results[edit]

Piedmont[edit]

Regional election 2010: Piedmont
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Northern League Roberto Cota 1,043,318 47.3 +0.3 36 +11
Democratic Party Mercedes Bresso 1,033,946 46.9 -4.0 22 -16
Five Star Movement Davide Bono 90,086 4.1 +4.1 2 +2
Independent Renzo Rabellino 36,999 1.7 +1.7 0 ±0
Turnout 2,204,349 64.3

Lombardy[edit]

Regional election 2010: Lombardy
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
People of Freedom Roberto Formigoni 2,704,057 56.1 +2.2 49 -3
Democratic Party Filippo Penati 1,603,674 33.3 -9.9 28 ±0
Union of the Centre Savino Pezzotta 225,849 4.7 +0.9 3 +1
Five Star Movement Vito Crimi 144,588 3.0 +3.0 0 ±0
Communist Refoundation Vittorio Agnoletto 113,749 2.7 -3.0 0 -3
New Force Gianmario Invernizzi 27,670 0.6 +0.6 0 ±0
Turnout 4,973,519 64.6

Veneto[edit]

Regional election 2010: Veneto
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Northern League Luca Zaia 1,528,386 60.2 +9.8 37 -2
Democratic Party Giuseppe Bortolussi 738,761 29.1 -13.2 19 ±0
Union of the Centre Antonio De Poli 162,235 6.4 ±0 4 +1
Five Star Movement David Borrelli 80,246 3.2 +3.2 0 ±0
Independent Silvano Polo 12,891 0.5 +0.5 0 ±0
New Force Paolo Caratossidis 9,151 0.4 +0.4 0 ±0
Independent Gianluca Panto 9,066 0.4 +0.4 0 ±0
Turnout 2,540,736 66.4

Liguria[edit]

Regional election 2010: Liguria
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Democratic Party Claudio Burlando 424,044 52.2 -0.4 25 -1
People of Freedom Sandro Biasotti 389,132 47.8 +1.2 15 +1
Turnout 813,176 60.9

Emilia-Romagna[edit]

Regional election 2010: Emilia-Romagna
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Democratic Party Vasco Errani 1,197,789 52.1 -10.6 32 -3
People of Freedom Anna Maria Bernini 844,915 36.7 +1.5 15 -3
Five Star Movement Giovanni Favia 161,056 7.0 +7.0 2 +2
Union of the Centre Gianluca Galletti 96,625 4.2 +0.3 1 ±0
Turnout 3,463,713 68.1

Tuscany[edit]

Regional election 2010: Tuscany
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Democratic Party Enrico Rossi 1,055,751 59.7 +2.3 32 -7
People of Freedom Monica Faenzi 608,680 34.4 +1.6 19 -2
Union of the Centre Francesco Bosi 81,106 4.6 +0.9 2 -1
Radicals Alfonso De Virgiliis 13,892 0.8 +0.3 0 ±0
New Force Ilario Palmisani 7,980 0.4 +0.4 0 ±0
Turnout 1,767,409 60.9

Umbria[edit]

Regional election 2010: Umbria
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Democratic Party Catiuscia Marini 257,458 57.2 -2.8 21 +2
People of Freedom Fiammetta Modena 169,568 37.7 +4.0 10 -1
Union of the Centre Paola Binetti 22,756 5.1 +0.2 1 ±0
Turnout 449,782 65.4

Marche[edit]

Regional election 2010: Marche
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Democratic Party Gian Mario Spacca 409,823 53.2 -4.6 26 +2
People of Freedom Erminio Marinelli 306,075 39.7 +1.2 15 -1
Communist Refoundation Massimo Rossi 54,851 7.1 +7.1 2 +2
Turnout 770,749 62.8

Lazio[edit]

Regional election 2010: Lazio
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
People of Freedom Renata Polverini 1,409,025 51.1 +2.7 44 +16
Radicals Emma Bonino 1,331,375 48.3 -2.4 29 -14
Independent Marzia Marzoli 14,685 0.5 +0.5 0 ±0
Turnout 2,755,085 60.9

Campania[edit]

Regional election 2010: Campania
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
People of Freedom Stefano Caldoro 1,586,567 54.2 +19.8 38 +16
Democratic Party Vincenzo De Luca 1,258,715 43.0 -18.6 21 -17
Communist Refoundation Paolo Ferrero 39,729 1.3 +1.3 0 ±0
Five Star Movement Roberto Fico 39,349 1.3 +1.3 0 ±0
Turnout 2,924,360 63.0

Basilicata[edit]

Regional election 2010: Basilicata
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Democratic Party Vito De Filippo 202,980 60.8 -6.2 19 -1
People of Freedom Nicola Pagliuca 93,204 27.9 -0.9 10 ±0
Independent Magdi Allam 29,107 8.7 +8.7 1 +1
Independent Marco Toscano 4,936 1.5 +1.5 0 ±0
Independent Florenzo Doino 3,512 1.0 +1.0 0 ±0
Turnout 333,739 62.8

Apulia[edit]

Regional election 2010: Apulia
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Left Ecology Freedom Nichi Vendola 1,036,638 48.7 -1.2 47 +5
People of Freedom Rocco Palese 899,590 42.2 -7.0 27 -1
Union of the Centre Adriana Poli Bortone 185,370 8.7 +0.9 4 ±0
Independent Michele Rizzi 7,376 0.3 +0.3 0 ±0
Turnout 2,128,974 62.3

Calabria[edit]

Regional election 2010: Calabria
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
People of Freedom Giuseppe Scopelliti 614,584 57.8 +18.1 29 +9
Democratic Party Agazio Loiero 342,773 32.2 -26.7 16 -14
Italy of Values Filippo Callipo 106,646 10.0 +10.0 3 +3
Turnout 1,064,003 59.2

Sources: Ministry of the Interior – Historical Archive of Elections, Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Baldi, Brunetta; Tronconi, Filippo (2011). Between the Center and the Periphery: The Regional Elections and the Path to Fiscal Federalism. Much Ado About Nothing?. Italian Politics. 26. Berghahn. pp. 122–140. 

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