Politics of Emilia-Romagna

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The Politics of Emilia-Romagna, 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 Legislative Assembly.

Executive[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, the Ministers (Assessori), who are currently 12, including a Vice President and one Under-Secretary for in President's office.[1]

Presidents[edit]

# President Term of office Party Legislature
1 Guido Fanti 28 July 1970 22 July 1975 Italian Communist Party Legislature I (1970–1975)
Guido Fanti 22 July 1975 21 May 1976 Italian Communist Party Legislature II (1975–1980)
2 Sergio Cavina 21 May 1976 22 December 1977 Italian Communist Party
3 Lanfranco Turci 22 December 1977 25 July 1980 Italian Communist Party
Lanfranco Turci 25 July 1980 16 July 1985 Italian Communist Party Legislature III (1980–1985)
Lanfranco Turci 16 July 1985 28 April 1987 Italian Communist Party Legislature IV (1985–1990)
4 Luciano Guerzoni 28 April 1987 24 June 1990 Italian Communist Party
5 Enrico Boselli 24 June 1990 5 July 1993 Italian Socialist Party Legislature V (1990–1995)
6 Pier Luigi Bersani 5 July 1993 9 June 1995 Democratic Party of the Left
Pier Luigi Bersani 9 June 1995 28 May 1996 Democratic Party of the Left Legislature VI (1995–2000)
7 Antonio La Forgia 5 June 1996 22 February 1999 Democratic Party of the Left
8 Vasco Errani 3 March 1999 16 April 2000 Democratic Party
Vasco Errani 16 April 2000 5 April 2005 Democratic Party Legislature VII (2000–2005)
Vasco Errani 5 April 2005 29 March 2010 Democratic Party Legislature VIII (2005–2010)
Vasco Errani 29 March 2010 8 July 2015 Democratic Party Legislature IX (2010–2014)
9 Stefano Bonaccini 24 November 2014 present Democratic Party Legislature X (2014–present)


Legislative branch[edit]

The Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna (Assemblea Legislativa dell'Emilia-Romagna) is composed of 50 members. 40 councillors are elected in provincial constituencies by proportional representation using the largest remainder method with a Droop quota and open lists, while 10 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 5 candidates from the regional list will be chosen and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 45. 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 23 November 2014, Stefano Bonaccini (Democratic Party) was elected President of Emilia-Romagna. The election marked the first time in which a President was elected with less than 50% of the vote.

Candidates & parties Votes  % Seats
reg. list
Seats
prov. lists
Stefano Bonaccini 615,723 49.05 1 31
Democratic Party 535,109 44.52 29
Left Ecology Freedom 38,845 3.23 2
Civic Emilia-Romagna (PSIGreens) 17,984 1.49
Centre for BonacciniDemo.S (incl. IdV) 5,247 0.43
Alan Fabbri 374,736 29.85 1 11
Lega Nord EmiliaRomagna 233,439 19.42 8
Forza Italia 100,478 8.36 2
Brothers of Italy 23,052 1.91 1
Giulia Gibertoni 167,022 13.30 5
Five Star Movement 159,456 13.26 5
Maria Cristina Quintavalla 50,211 4.00 1
The Other Emilia-Romagna (PRCPdCI) 44,676 3.71 1
Alessandro Rondoni 33,437 2.66
Popular Emilia-Romagna 31,635 2.63
Maurizio Mazzanti 14,129 1.12
Free Citizens for Emilia-Romagna 11,864 0.98
Total 1,255,258 100.00 2 48

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