Politics of Apulia

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The Politics of Apulia, 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.

Executive[edit]

Main article: Government of Apulia

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 14, including a Vice President.[1]

2010–2015 composition[edit]

Members of the Regional Government
Political Group Seats
Democratic Party Vice President and 6 assessors
Left Ecology Freedom President and 2 assessors
Italy of Values 1 assessor
Federation of the Left 1 assessor
others/independents 3 assessors

Source: Apulia Region – Regional Government

List of Presidents[edit]

Name Term of office Political Party Legislature
1 Gennaro Trisorio Liuzzi 1970 1975 DC I (1970)
2 Nicola Rotolo 1975 1978 DC II (1975)
3 Nicola Quarta 1978 1980 DC
1980 1983 III (1980)
4 Angelo Monfredi 1983 1983 DC
(1) Gennaro Trisorio Liuzzi 1983 1 October 1985 DC
5 Salvatore Fitto 1 October 1985 8 October 1990 DC IV (1985)
6 Michele Bellomo 8 October 1990 10 June 1992 DC V (1990)
7 Cosimo Convertino 10 June 1992 4 December 1992 PSI
8 Giovanni Copertino 4 December 1992 10 August 1993 DC
9 Vito Savino 10 August 1993 21 February 1994 DC
10 Giuseppe Martellotta 21 February 1994 24 April 1995 DC
11 Salvatore Distasio 24 April 1995 17 April 2000 FI VI (1995)
12 Raffaele Fitto 17 April 2000 4 April 2005 FI VII (2000)
13 Nichi Vendola 4 April 2005 30 March 2010 PRC/SEL VIII (2005)
30 March 2010 1 June 2015 IX (2010)
14 Michele Emiliano 1 June 2015 incumbent PD X (2015)


Legislative branch[edit]

The Regional Council of Apulia (Consiglio Regionale della Puglia) is composed of 70 members and is elected with proportional representation plus a majority premium for the winning 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 vel simul cadent clause (introduced in 1999), also the Council will be dissolved and there will be a fresh election.[3]

2010–2015 composition[edit]

Seats in the Regional Council
Political Group Leader Seats
Democratic Party 23
The People of Freedom 20
Left Ecology Freedom 11
Italy of Values 6
Apulia First of All 4
Union of the Centre 4
civic lists 8

Parties and elections[edit]

Latest regional election[edit]

In the latest regional election, which took place on 28–29 March 2010, the outgoing President Nichi Vendola of Left Ecology Freedom (SEL) was elected for a second-consecutive term, after having won the a primary election in which he beat a Democrat and having benefited from the split of the centre-right. Vendola's party, SEL, had a strong showing in the Region by coming third with 9.7% of the vote, after The People of Freedom (31.1%) and the Democratic Party (20.8%).

Candidates & parties votes votes (%) seats
Nichi Vendola 1,036,638 48.69 46
Democratic Party 410,395 20.75 23
Left Ecology Freedom (inc. PSI)[4] 192,604 9.74 11
Italy of Values 127,865 6.47 6
Apulia for Vendola 109,382 5.53 6
Federation of the LeftGreens 64,441 3.26 -
Bonino-Pannella List 6,005 0.30 -
Rocco Palese 899,590 42.25 26
The People of Freedom 615,064 31.10 20
Apulia First of All 139,379 7.05 4
The Apulians for Rocco Palese 95,070 4.81 2
Alliance of the Centre 11,047 0.56 0
UDEUR 9,125 0.46 0
Pensioners' Party 4,777 0.24 0
Adriana Poli Bortone 185,370 8.71 4
Union of the Centre 128,542 6.50 4
I the South 57,901 2.93 -
Michele Rizzi 7,376 0.35 -
Communist Alternative Party 5,834 0.30 -
Total 2,128,974 100.00 76

Sources: Apulia Region and Corriere della Sera


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