Politics of Liguria

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The Politics of Liguria, Italy takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democracy, whereby the President of Regional Government is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the Regional Government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Regional Council.


Main article: Government of Liguria

The Regional Government (Giunta Regionale) is presided by the President of the Region (Presidente della Regione), who is elected for a five-year term, and is composed by the President and the Ministers (Assessori), who are currently 11, including a Vice President.[1]

List of Presidents[edit]

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This is the list of Presidents of Liguria since 1970.

President of Liguria (1970-present)[edit]

President Took office Left office Party
1 Coat of arms of Liguria.svg Gianni Dagnino 1970 1975 Christian Democracy
2 Coat of arms of Liguria.svg Angelo Carrosino 1975 1980 Italian Communist Party
3 Coat of arms of Liguria.svg Giovanni Persico 1980 1981 Italian Republican Party
4 Coat of arms of Liguria.svg Alberto Teardo 1981 1983 Italian Socialist Party
5 Coat of arms of Liguria.svg Rinaldo Magnani 1983 1990 Italian Socialist Party
6 Coat of arms of Liguria.svg Giacomo Gualco 1990 1995 Christian Democracy
7 Coat of arms of Liguria.svg Giancarlo Mori 1995 2000 Italian People's Party
8 Coat of arms of Liguria.svg Sandro Biasotti 2000 2005 Forza Italia
9 Claudio Burlando cropped.jpg Claudio Burlando 2005 2015 Democrats of the Left then
Democratic Party
10 Coat of arms of Liguria.svg Giovanni Toti 2015 Incumbent Forza Italia

Legislative branch[edit]

The Regional Council of Liguria (Consiglio Regionale della Liguria) is composed of 40 members. 32 councillors are elected in provincial constituencies by proportional representation using the largest remainder method with a Droop quota and open lists, while 8 councillors (elected in bloc) come from a "regional list", including the President-elect. One seat is reserved for the candidate who comes second. If a coalition wins more than 50% of the total seats in the Council with PR, only 4 candidates from the regional list will be chosen and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 36. If the winning coalition receives less than 40% of votes special seats are added to the Council to ensure a large majority for the President's coalition.[2]

The Council is elected for a five-year term, but, if the President suffers a vote of no confidence, resigns or dies, under the simul stabunt, simul cadent clause introduced in 1999 (literally they will stand together or they will fall together), also the Council is dissolved and a snap election is called.[3]

Parties and elections[edit]

Latest regional election[edit]

In the latest regional election, which took place on 28–29 March 2010, Claudio Burlando (Democratic Party) defeated Sandro Biasotti (The People of Freedom).

Candidates & parties votes votes (%) seats
reg. list
prov. lists
Claudio Burlando 424,044 52.15 8 17
Democratic Party 211,500 28.35 10
Italy of Values 63,028 8.45 3
Union of the Centre 29,335 3.93 1
Federation of the Left 29,148 3.91 1
We with Burlando 27,607 3.70 1
Left Ecology Freedom 18,418 2.47 1
Federation of the Greens 8,624 1.16 1
Bertone List 5,723 0.77 -
Sandro Biasotti 389,132 47.85 1 14
The People of Freedom 218,398 29.27 10
Lega Nord Liguria 76,265 10.22 3
Biasotti President 45,261 6.07 1
People of Italy 5,398 0.72 -
The Right 2,688 0.36 -
Pensioners' Party 2,566 0.34 -
New PSI 2,076 0.28 -
Total 813,176 100.00 9 31

Source: Ministry of the Interior – Historical Archive of Elections


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