Politics of Molise

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The Politics of Molise, 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 8.[1]

List of Presidents[edit]

Legislative branch[edit]

The Regional Council of Molise (Consiglio Regionale del Molise) is composed of 30 members. 24 councillors are elected in provincial constituencies by proportional representation using the largest remainder method with a Droop quota and open lists, while 6 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 3 candidates from the regional list will be chosen and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 26. 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]


Province Inhabitants President Party Election
Campobasso 223,871 Antonio Battista Democratic Party 2014
Isernia 84,548 Lorenzo Coia Democratic Party 2015


Municipality Inhabitants Mayor Party Election
Campobasso 49,148 Roberto Gravina Five Star Movement 2019
Isernia 21,654 Giacomo D'Apollonio Brothers of Italy 2016

Parties and elections[edit]

Latest regional election[edit]

2018 Molise regional election results
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Candidates Votes % Seats Parties Votes % Seats
Donato Toma 73,229 43.46 1
Forza Italia 13,627 9.38 3
Pride Molise 12,122 8.34 2
League 11,956 8.23 2
Populars for Italy 10,351 7.12 2
Union of the Centre 7,429 5.11 1
Brothers of Italy 6,461 4.45 1
Iorio for Molise–Us with Italy 5,204 3.58 1
National Movement for Sovereignty 3,924 2.70
The People of Family 603 0.41
Total 71,677 49.32 12
Andrea Greco 64,875 38.50 1 Five Star Movement 45,886 31.57 5
Carlo Veneziale 28,818 17.10
Democratic Party 13,122 9.03 2
Free and Equal 4,784 3.39
Molise 2.0–Democratic Centre 3,459 2.38
Union for Molise 3,233 2.22
Molise of All 2,716 1.87
Total 27,314 18.79 2
Agostino Di Giacomo 707 0.42 CasaPound Italy 477 0.33
Total candidates 167,629 100.00 2 Total parties 145,354 100.00 19
Source: Region of Molise


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