2013 Lega Nord leadership election

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Lega Nord leadership election, 2013

7 December 2013 2017 →
  MatteoSalvini2018 (cropped).jpg Umberto Bossi daticamera 2013.jpg
Nominee Matteo Salvini Umberto Bossi
Party Northern League Northern League
Popular vote 8,162 1,833
Percentage 81.7% 18.3%

Federal Secretary before election

Roberto Maroni

Elected Federal Secretary

Matteo Salvini

The 2013 Lega Nord leadership election took place in November–December 2013.

Background and race[edit]

In September 2013 Roberto Maroni, who had been secretary of the party for just about a year, announced he would soon step down from the party's leadership.[1][2]

A federal congress was scheduled for mid December and five candidates filed their bid to become secretary: Umberto Bossi (the party's founder and former leader), Matteo Salvini, Giacomo Stucchi, Manes Bernardini and Roberto Stefanazzi.[3] Of these, only Bossi and Salvini gathered the 1,000 necessary signatures by party members to take part to a closed "primary" (open only to a selected public of party members), and Salvini collected four times the signatures gathered by Bossi.[4]

On 7 December Salvini trounced Bossi with 82% of the vote in the "primary".[5] His election was ratified by the party's federal congress on 15 December.[6]

Main candidates[edit]

Portrait Name Most recent position
MatteoSalvini2018 (cropped).jpg Matteo Salvini
(1973– )
Federal Secretary of Lega Lombarda
(2012–incumbent)

Umberto Bossi daticamera 2013.jpg Umberto Bossi
(1941– )
Federal Secretary of Lega Nord
(1989–2012)

First round[edit]

Candidate Status on 30 November
Matteo Salvini Admitted to primary election
Umberto Bossi Admitted to primary election
Giacomo Stucchi Retired
Manes Bernardini Retired
Roberto Stefanazzi Retired

Source: La Stampa[4]

Primary election[edit]

Candidate Votes %
Matteo Salvini 8,162 81.7
Umberto Bossi 1,833 18.3
Total valid votes 9,995 100.0
Invalid votes 121 1.2
Blank votes 105 1.0
Total 10,221 100.0

Turnout: 60.0% Source: Adnkronos[5]

Popular vote
Salvini
81.7%
Bossi
18.3%

Results by Regions[edit]

Region Salvini Bossi
Aosta Valley 80.0 20.0
Emilia-Romagna 66.0 34.0
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 90.0 10.0
Liguria 91.0 9.0
Lombardy 79.0 21.0
Marche 86.0 14.0
Piedmont 83.0 17.0
Tuscany 89.0 11.0
Trentino Alto-Adige 72.0 28.0
Umbria 67.0 33.0
Veneto 84.0 16.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gandolfi, Anna (2013-09-02). "L'annuncio di Maroni: lascio la segreteria entro Natale". Milan: Corriere della Sera.
  2. ^ Albertino (2013-09-03). "Maroni abdica. Tosi va verso la Balena Verde. La Lega non si sa". Milan: L'Intraprendente.
  3. ^ Zapperi, Cesare (2013-11-12). "Stucchi scende in campo per il fronte anti-Salvini". Milan: Corriere della Sera.
  4. ^ a b "Segreteria Lega, in corsa Salvini e Bossi". Turin: La Stampa. 2013-11-28.
  5. ^ a b "Adnkronos". www.adnkronos.com. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Salvini, primo discorso da leader della Lega "L'euro è un crimine contro l'umanità"". Retrieved 2 March 2018.