2016 Rome municipal election

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2016 Rome municipal election
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  Virginia Raggi with 5SM logo (cropped).png Roberto Giachetti 2018.jpg
Candidate Virginia Raggi Roberto Giachetti
Party Five Star Movement Democratic Party
Alliance Centre-left coalition
Popular vote 453,806 320,170
Percentage 35.25% 24.87%
Popular vote (2nd) 770,564 376,935
Percentage (2nd) 67.15% 32.85%

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Mayor before election

Ignazio Marino
Democratic Party

Elected Mayor

Virginia Raggi
Five Star Movement

Municipal elections were held in Rome in June 2016, following the resignation of the former Mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino.[1] The first round of voting on 5 June producing no outright winner, resulting in a run-off election on 16 June between Virginia Raggi of the Five Star Movement (M5S) and Roberto Giachetti of the Democratic Party.[1] Raggi won with two-thirds of the vote,[2] and her party won a majority on the Rome City Council with 29 of the 48 seats.[3] The results were widely reported as a major breakthrough for the Five Star Movement, which had previously been seen as a protest party rather than a significant political force.[4][5] At the same round of elections, M5S also won in the Turin elections.[4]

Voting system[edit]

The voting system is used for all mayoral elections in Italy, in the city with a population higher than 15,000 inhabitants. Under this system voters express a direct election for the mayor or an indirect election voting for the party of the candidate's coalition. If no candidate receives 50% of votes, the top two candidates go to a second round after two weeks. This gives a result whereby the winning candidate may be able to claim majority support, although it is not guaranteed.[6]

The election of the City Council is based on a direct choice for the candidate with a preference vote: the candidate with the majority of the preferences is elected. The number of the seats for each party is determined proportionally.[6]

Parties and candidates[edit]

This is a list of the parties (and their respective leaders) which participated in the election.

Political force or alliance Constituent lists Leader
Centre-left coalition
Democratic Party
Roberto Giachetti
Democrats and Populars
Federation of the Greens
Italy of Values
Italian Radicals
Italian Socialist Party
Meloni for Mayor
Brothers of Italy
Giorgia Meloni
League with Salvini
Five Star Movement
Five Star Movement
Virginia Raggi
Alfio Marchini Mayor
Forza Italia
Alfio Marchini
Marchini List
Popular Rome
Storace List
Italian Left
Italian Left
Stefano Fassina

Opinion polling[edit]

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

Raggi received the most votes in the first round but did not secure the majority required for an outright victory, with voting proceeding to a second, run-off round.[2]

Summary of the 5–19 June 2016 Rome City Council election results
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Candidates & parties Votes % Seats
leaders
Seats
Virginia Raggi 461,190 35.26 29
Five Star Movement 420,435 35.32 29
Roberto Giachetti 325,835 24.91 1 7
Democratic Party 240,637 17.19 6
Rome Return Rome 49,457 4.15 1
Democrats and Populars 17,378 1.46
Italian Radicals 14,165 1.19
Secular Civic Socialists 7,716 0.64
Italy of Values 3,085 0.25
Giorgia Meloni 269,760 20.62 1 5
Brothers of Italy 146,054 12.27 4
With Meloni Mayor 40,441 3.39 1
League with Salvini 32,175 2.70
Italian Liberal Party 10,749 0.90
Popular Federation 4,146 0.34
Alfio Marchini 143,829 10.99 1 3
Marchini List 56,686 4.76 2
Forza Italia 50,842 4.27 1
Popular Rome 15,453 1.29
Storace List 7,391 0.62
Christian Revolution 1,747 0.14
Liberal Network 1,225 0.10
Italian Construction Movement 1,124 0.09
Stefano Fassina 58,498 4.47 1
Left For Rome 46,774 3.93
Fassina Mayor 6,006 0.50
Simone Di Stefano 14,865 1.13
CasaPound Italia 14,118 1.18
Alessandro Mustillo 10,371 0.79
Communist Party 9,917 0.83
Dario Di Francesco 8,021 0.61
Talking Cricket List 4,772 0.39
Pensioners' Union 1,131 0.09
Movement for Rome 1,032 0.08
Centre League 719 0.06
With Joy – Go Italy! 281 0.02
Mario Adinolfi 7,992 0.61
The People of Family 7,480 0.62
Carlo Rienzi 2,760 0.21
Codacons For Rome 2,578 0.21
Alfredo Iorio 2,641 0.20
Fatherland 2,576 0.21
Fabrizio Verduchi 1,310 0.10
Christian Italy 1,185 0.09
Michael Maritato 873 0.06
Assotutela 878 0.07
Total 1,307,945 100.00 4 44
Source: Ministry of the Interior

Second round[edit]

First-placed Raggi and second-placed Giachetti contested the run-off second round of voting. Raggi was elected, receiving over 67% of the vote.[2]

Candidate Votes %
Virginia Raggi 770,564 67.15%
Roberto Giachetti 376,935 32.85%
Total 1,147,499 100.00
Source: Ministry of the Interior
Popular vote
M5S
35.32%
PD
17.20%
FdI
12.27%
LM
4.71%
FI
4.23%
RRR
4.15%
SxR
3.93%
MS
3.40%
LcS
2.71%
Others
12.08%
Mayor (1st round)
Raggi
35.25%
Giachetti
24.87%
Meloni
20.64%
Marchini
10.97%
Fassina
4.47%
Di Stefano
1.14%
Others
2.66%
Mayor (2nd round)
Raggi
67.15%
Giachetti
32.85%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rosie Scammell, "Rubbish on the streets, corruption in the air: Rome looks for a clean-up candidate", The Guardian, 12 June 2016
  2. ^ a b c "Five Star Movement candidate Virginia Raggi could become Rome's mayor". The Age. 5 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Comunali [Scrutini] Comune di ROMA - Elezioni del 19 giugno 2015 (ballottaggio)". Dipartimento per gli Affari Interni e Territoriali. Ministero Dell'Interno. Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ a b Rosie Scamell (20 June 2016). "Anti-establishment candidates elected to lead Rome and Turin". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  5. ^ John Phillips (20 June 2016). "Rome elects first female mayor in breakthrough for Five Star Movement". The Telegraph. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  6. ^ a b "ELEZIONI AMMINISTRATIVE 2016 - IL DOSSIER" (PDF). Ministry of Interior. Retrieved 20 June 2016.