Venetian regional election, 1995
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Electoral results by communes.
The Venetian regional election of 1995 took place on 23 April 1995.
For the first time the President of the Region was directly elected by the people, although the election was not yet binding and the President-elect could have been replaced during the term.
Giancarlo Galan (Forza Italia, Pole of Freedoms) was surprisingly elected President of the Region over the centre-left candidate Ettore Bentsik (Italian People's Party), despite the presence of a third candidate, Alberto Lembo (Liga Veneta).
Among party lists, the joint list formed by Forza Italia and the United Christian Democrats replaced Christian Democracy, which was disbanded in 1994, as the largest political force in the Region. Liga Veneta came second, while the Democratic Party of the Left, heir of the Italian Communist Party, had its best result ever in a regional election.
|Candidate||Regional lists||Provincial lists||Total|
|Giancarlo Galan||1,117,377||38.22||12||Forza Italia–People's Pole||606,977||23.97||new||15
|Christian Democratic Centre||90,285||3.56||new||3||4|
|Ettore Bentsik||945,753||32.35||-||Democratic Party of the Left||416,799||16.46||new||9||9||20|
|Italian People's Party||271,423||10.72||new||5||5|
|Pact of Democrats||109,778||4.33||new||2
|Federation of the Greens||102,156||4.03||-3.1||2||2|
|Italian Republican Party–Labour Federation||11,686||0.46||-2.1||-||-|
|Alberto Lembo||512,578||17.46||-||Liga Veneta–Lega Nord||422,410||16.68||+10.8||9||9||9|
|Paolo Cacciari||200,649||6.86||-||Communist Refoundation Party||126,594||5.00||new||2||2||2|
|Giorgio Panto||108,072||3.70||-||New Italy–Venetian Autonomy||73,342||2.90||new||-||-||-|
|Emilio Vesce||41,142||1.41||-||Pannella List||29,254||1.16||+0.1||-||-||-|
|Total candidates||2,925,971||100.00||12||Total parties||2,532,539||100.00||=||53||65||65|
|Galan III Government|
|Vice President||Bruno Canella||AN|
|Minister of Economy and Development||Floriano Pra||FI|
|Minister of Budget and Finances||Fabio Gava||FI|
|Minister of Health||Iles Braghetto||CDU|
|Minister of Social Affairs||Raffaele Zanon||AN|
|Minister of Agriculture||Sergio Berlato (until 19 July 1999)
Luca Bellotti (since 16 September 1999)
|Minister of Transports||Raffaele Bazzoni||FI|
|Minister of Environment||Massimo Giorgetti||AN|
|Minister of Tourism and Productive Activities||Pierluigi Bolla (until 14 December 1999)||FI|
|Minister of Labour and Sports||Cesare Campa||FI|
|Minister of Local Affairs and Cities||Franco Bozzolin||CCD|
|Minister of Territorial Affairs||Gaetano Fontana||CDU|
|Minister of the Treasury, Parks and European Affairs||Francesco Piccolo (since 23 September 1998)||CDU|
Source: Veneto Region