Sicilian regional election, 1947

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The Sicilian regional election of 1947 took place on 20 April 1947. They were the first-ever election of the Sicilian Parliament.

The electoral alliance between the Italian Communist Party and the Italian Socialist Party was the most voted list. However, after the election Giuseppe Alessi and, later, Franco Restivo, both Christian Democrats, governed the Region at the head of broad centrist coalitions.[1]

Results[edit]

Electoral system: proportional representation with Hare quota

Party Votes  % Vote Seats
  Popular Democratic Front 591,870 30.4% 29
  Christian Democracy 400,084 20.5% 20
  Common Man's Front 287,698 14.8% 12
  Monarchist National Party 185,423 9.5% 10
  Sicilian Independence Movement 171,470 8.8% 9
  Italian Workers' Socialist Party 82,175 4.2% 4
  Italian Republican Party 74,570 3.8% 3
  National Democratic Union 40,149 2.1% 1
  Labour Democratic Party 30,179 1.5% 1
  Others 84,842 4.4% 0
  Total 1,948,460 100.0 90

Sources: Istituto Cattaneo and Sicilian Regional Assembly

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