Politics of Friuli-Venezia Giulia

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Friuli-Venezia Giulia

The Politics of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, 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 10, including a Vice President.[1]

List of Presidents[edit]

Name Term of office Political Party Legislature
1 Alfredo Berzanti 24 June 1964 1 July 1968 DC I (1964)
1 July 1968 30 July 1973 II (1968)
2 Antonio Comelli 30 July 1973 21 September 1978 DC III (1973)
21 September 1978 29 July 1983 IV (1978)
29 July 1983 23 October 1984 V (1983)
3 Adriano Biasutti 23 October 1984 8 July 1988 DC
8 July 1988 14 January 1992 VI (1988)
4 Vinicio Turello 14 January 1992 3 August 1993 DC
5 Pietro Fontanini 3 August 1993 18 July 1994 Lega Nord VII (1993)
6 Alessandra Guerra 18 July 1994 7 November 1995 Lega Nord
7 Sergio Cecotti 7 November 1995 5 December 1996 Lega Nord
8 Giancarlo Cruder 5 December 1996 31 July 1998 PPI
9 Roberto Antonione 31 July 1998 15 June 2001 FI VIII (1998)
10 Renzo Tondo 15 June 2001 14 June 2003 FI
11 Riccardo Illy 14 June 2003 19 April 2008 Independent IX (2003)
(10) Renzo Tondo 19 April 2008 22 April 2013 PdL X (2008)
12 Debora Serracchiani 22 April 2013 incumbent PD XI (2013)

Legislative branch[edit]

The Regional Council of Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Consiglio Regionale della Friuli-Venezia Giulia) is composed of 60 members and is elected with proportional representation plus a majority premium for the winning coalition. 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 2003), also the Council will be dissolved and there will be a fresh election.

Local government[edit]

Provinces[edit]

Province Inhabitants President Party Election
Udine 533,282 Pietro Fontanini Lega Friuli-VG 2013
Pordenone 312,794 Claudio Pedrotti Democratic Party 2014
Trieste 234,874 Maria Teresa Bassa Porporat Civic Freedom 2011
Gorizia 140,268 Enrico Gherghetta Democratic Party 2011

Municipalities[edit]

Municipality Inhabitants Mayor Party Election
Trieste 204,420 Roberto Dipiazza Responsible Autonomy 2016
Udine 99,169 Furio Honsell Democratic Party 2013
Pordenone 51,229 Claudio Pedrotti Brothers of Italy 2016
Gorizia 34,844 Ettore Romoli Forza Italia 2012
Monfalcone 28,258 Anna Maria Cisint Lega Friuli-VG 2016
Sacile 19,837 Roberto Ceraolo Forza Italia 2014
Cordenons 18,301 Andrea Delle Vedove Lega Friuli-VG 2016
Codroipo 16,148 Fabio Marchetti Forza Italia 2016
Azzano Decimo 15,775 Marco Putto Democratic Party 2012
Porcia 15,293 Giusepe Gaiarin Democratic Party 2014
San Vito al Tagliamento 15,078 Antonio Di Bisceglie Democratic Party 2016

* = Term extended until 2017, pending the possible merger with other municipalities.

Parties and elections[edit]

Latest regional election[edit]

In the latest regional election, which took place on 21–22 April 2013, Debora Serracchiani of the Democratic Party narrowly defeated incumbent President Renzo Tondo of The People of Freedom. Serracchiani was the second woman to hold the office after Alessandra Guerra in 1994–1995.

Candidates Regional lists Provincial lists Total
votes % +/– seats Parties votes % +/– seats +/– group +/–
Debora Serracchiani 211,508 39.39 –6.8 1 Democratic Party 107,155 26.8 –3.1 19 +4 27 +3
Citizens for the President 21,169 5.3 +0.2 3 +1
Left Ecology Freedom 17,764 4.5 –1.2 3 Steady
Slovene Union 5,651 1.4 +0.2 1 Steady
Italy of Values 4,006 1.0 –3.5 –2
Renzo Tondo 209,457 39.00 –14.8 1 The People of Freedom 80,052 20.0 –13.0 8 –13 17 –18
Responsible Autonomy–Tondo List (incl. MAF) 42,847 10.7 New 4 New
Lega Nord Friuli-Venezia Giulia 33,050 8.3 –4.6 3 –5
Union of the Centre 14,758 3.7 –2.5 1 –3
The Right 6,209 1.6 New New
Pensioners' Party 3,741 0.9 –0.6 Steady
Saverio Galluccio 103,135 19.21 New Five Star Movement 54,952 13.8 New 5 New 5 New
Franco Bandelli 12,909 2.4 New A Different Region 8,231 2.1 New New New
Total candidates 536,992 100.0 2 Total parties 399,585 100.0 47 –10 49 –10

Source: Region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia – Elections

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