Politics of Campania

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The Politics of Campania, 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 branch[edit]

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 eight, including a vice president, all appointed by the President.[1]

List of Presidents[edit]

Legislative branch[edit]

The Regional Council of Campania (Consiglio Regionale della Campania) is composed of 60 members. 48 councillors are elected in provincial constituencies by proportional representation using the largest remainder method with a Droop quota and open lists, while 12 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 6 candidates from the regional list will be chosen and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 54. 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]

Local government[edit]

Provinces[edit]

Municipalities[edit]

Provincial capitals[edit]

Municipality Inhabitants[4] Mayor Party Election
Avellino 54,080 Gianluca Festa Civic 2019
Benevento 59,306 Clemente Mastella Forza Italia 2016
Caserta 75,456 Carlo Marino Democratic Party 2016
Naples 956,917 Luigi de Magistris Democracy and Autonomy 2016
Salerno 133,557 Vincenzo Napoli Democratic Party 2016

Parties and elections[edit]

Latest regional election[edit]

In the latest regional election, which took place on 20–21 September 2020, Vincenzo De Luca of the Democratic Party was re-elected President by a landslide 69.5% of the vote.

20–21 September 2020 Campanian regional election results
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Candidates Votes % Seats Parties Votes % Seats
Vincenzo De Luca 1,789,017 69.48 1 Democratic Party 398,490 16.90 8
De Luca for President 313,666 13.30 6
Italia Viva 173,870 7.37 4
Free Campania 122,367 5.19 2
Democratic Making – Populars 104,857 4.45 2
Us Campanians 102,652 4.35 2
Liberal DemocratsModerates 84,769 3.60 2
Democratic Centre 76,141 3.23 2
Italian Socialist Party 60,100 2.55 1
More Campania in Europe 45,500 1.93 1
Green EuropeSolidary Democracy 42,996 1.82 1
Really – Animalist Party 33,681 1.43 1
For the People and the Community 26,452 1.12
Democrats and Progressives 25,254 1.07
Italian Republican Party 5,745 0.24
Total 1,616,540 68.57 32
Stefano Caldoro 464,921 18.06 1 Brothers of Italy 140,918 5.98 4
League Salvini Campania 133,152 5.65 3
Forza Italia 121,695 5.16 2
Union of the Centre 45,326 1.92 1
Alliance of the Centre 6,432 0.27
Southern Identity – South Macroregion 3,333 0.14
Total 450,856 19.12 10
Valeria Ciarambino 255,714 9.93 Five Star Movement 233,974 9.92 7
Giuliano Granato 30,955 1.20 Power to the People 26,711 1.13
Luca Saltalamacchia 27,475 1.07 Terra 25,125 1.07
Sergio Angrisano 4,028 0.16 Third Pole 3,056 0.13
Giuseppe Cirillo 2,608 0.10 Party of Good Manners 1,348 0.06
Blank and invalid votes 199,386 7.19
Total candidates 2,574,718 100.00 2 Total parties 2,357,610 100.00 49
Registered voters/turnout 4,996,921 55.52
Source: Ministry of the Interior – Results

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.regione.campania.it/it/regione/giunta
  2. ^ La Repubblica – Regional electoral law
  3. ^ Regional Council of Lombardy – 1999 Constitutional law
  4. ^ "Bilancio demografico anno 2018 (October 2018)". Istat. Retrieved 26 March 2018.

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