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This page gathers the results of elections in Italy.

Italy elects, on national level, a Parliament consisting of two houses, the Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati) (630 members) and the Senate of the Republic (Senato della Repubblica) (315 elected members, plus a few senators for life). The President of the Republic is elected for a seven-year term by the Parliament houses in joint session.

In Italy there are two main political coalitions, but historically there are many parties. Both coalitions have experienced stability issues at different times. Other than the left-wing coalition and the right-wing one, there are some regional parties (especially from Aosta Valley and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol), many far-left associations, and the Italian Radicals, whose allegiance can change often.

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Latest Election

A snap general election was held in Italy on April 13 and April 14, 2008[1] after President Giorgio Napolitano dissolved parliament on February 6, 2008 following the defeat of the government of Prime Minister Romano Prodi in a January 2008 Senate vote,[2] and an unsuccessful tentative appointment of Franco Marini with the aim to change the current electoral law. Under Italian law, elections must be held within 70 days of the dissolution.

e • d  Summary of the 13–14 April 2008 Chamber of Deputies election
Parties and alliances Votes % Change Seats Change
   S. Berlusconi coalition

17,064,314

13,629,096
3,024,758
410,487

46.81

37.39
8.3
1.13

+3.83[3]

–1.02
+3.72
+1.13

344

276
60
8

+102

+60
+34
+8

   W. Veltroni coalition

13,686,501

12,092,969
1,593,523

37.54

33.17
4.37

+4.05[4]

+1.97
+2.08

246

217
29

+3

–9
+12

   Union of the Centre 2,050,309 5.62 –1.13 36 –3
   The Left – The Rainbow (now out of Parliament) 1,124,428 3.08 –7.11[5] 0 –72
   The Right–Tricolour Flame (still out of Parliament) 885,226 2.43 +1.82 0
   Socialist Party (now out of Parliament) 355,575 0.98 –1.91[6] 0 –18
   South Tyrolean People's Party 147,666 0.41 –0.07 2 –2
   Autonomy Liberty Democracy [7] 1 ±0
   Movimento Associativo Italiani all'Estero [8] 1 +1
   Others 1,146,978 3.13 +0.52 –11
Total 36,452,286 100% 630

Graph of general election results

This graph shows the results of elections held in Italy from 1946 to today, with the percentages of consensus gathered by the various parties and movements displayed by color. Passing your mouse over the different colored sections will display the name of the grouping and the percentage in the corresponding election. Clicking on a region will direct you to the article on the party or election selected.

Graph of Italian general elections Birth of the Italian Republic#The referendum Italian general election, 1946 Italian general election, 1948 Italian general election, 1953 Italian general election, 1958 Italian general election, 1963 Italian general election, 1968 Italian general election, 1972 Italian general election, 1976 Italian general election, 1979 Italian general election, 1983 Italian general election, 1987 Italian general election, 1992 Italian general election, 1994 Italian general election, 1996 Italian general election, 2001 Italian general election, 2006 Italian general election, 2008 Italian Communist Party 18,93 Italian Socialist Party of Proletary Unity 20,68 Action Party 1,45 Italian Republican Party 4,36 Others Christian Democracy 35,21 National Democratic Union 6,78 National Bloc of Freedom 2,77 Uomo Qualunque Front 5,27 Popular Democratic Front 30,98 Italian Democratic Socialist Party 7,07 Italian Republican Party 2,48 Others Christian Democracy 48,51 National Bloc 3,82 Monarchist National Party 2,78 Italian Social Movement 2,01 Italian Communist Party 22,6 Italian Socialist Party 12,7 Others Italian Democratic Socialist Party 4,52 Italian Republican Party 1,62 Christian Democracy 40,1 Italian Liberal Party 3,01 Monarchist National Party 6,85 Italian Social Movement 5,84 Italian Communist Party 22,68 Italian Socialist Party 14,23 Others Italian Democratic Socialist Party 4,55 Italian Republican Party-Radical Party 1,37 Italian Republican Party-Radical Party 1,37 Christian Democracy 42,36 Italian Liberal Party 3,54 People's Monarchist Party 2,63 Monarchist National Party 2,23 Italian Social Movement 4,76 Italian Communist Party 25,26 Italian Socialist Party 13,84 Others Italian Democratic Socialist Party 6,10 Italian Republican Party 1,37 Christian Democracy 38,29 Italian Liberal Party 6,97 Italian Democratic Party of Monarchist Unity 1,75 Italian Social Movement 5,11 Italian Communist Party 26,91 Italian Socialist Party of Proletarian Unity 4,45 Others Unified Socialist Party 14,48 Italian Republican Party 1,97 Christian Democracy 39,12 Italian Liberal Party 5,82 Italian Democratic Party of Monarchist Unity 1,30 Italian Social Movement 4,45 Communist Party of Italy Marxist-Leninist 0,26 Manifesto 0,67 Political Movement of Workers 0,36 Italian Communist Party 27,15 Italian Socialist Party of Proletarian Unity 1,94 Italian Socialist Party 9,61 Others Italian Democratic Socialist Party 5,14 Italian Republican Party 2,86 Christian Democracy 38,66 Italian Liberal Party 3,88 Italian Social Movement-National Right 8,67 Proletarian Democracy 1,51 Italian Communist Party 34,37 Italian Socialist Party 9,65 Others Italian Democratic Socialist Party 3,37 Radical Party 1,07 Italian Republican Party 3,09 Christian Democracy 38,71 Partito Liberale Italiano 1,30 Italian Social Movement-National Right 6,11 Proletarian Unity Party 1,37 New Left United 0,80 Italian Communist Party 30,38 Italian Socialist Party 9,81 Others Italian Democratic Socialist Party 3,84 Radical Party 3,45 Italian Republican Party 3,03 Christian Democracy 38,30 Italian Liberal Party 1,94 National Democracy 0,63 Italian Social Movement-National Right 5,26 Proletarian Democracy 1,47 Italian Communist Party 29,89 Italian Socialist Party 11,44 Others Italian Democratic Socialist Party 4,09 Radical Party 2,19 Italian Republican Party 5,08 Christian Democracy 32,93 Italian Liberal Party 2,89 Italian Social Movement-National Right 6,81 Proletarian Democracy 1,66 Italian Communist Party 26,57 Italian Socialist Party 14,27 Green Lists 2,51 Others Italian Democratic Socialist Party 2,96 Radical Party 2,56 Italian Republican Party 3,70 Christian Democracy 34,31 Italian Liberal Party 2,10 Italian Social Movement-National Right 5,91 Communist Refoundation Party 5,62 Democratic Party of the Left 16,11 Italian Socialist Party 13,62 Greens 2,79 Others The Net 1,86 Italian Democratic Socialist Party 2,71 Lista Pannella 1,24 Italian Republican Party 4,39 Christian Democracy 29,66 Lega Nord 8,65 Italian Liberal Party 2,86 Italian Social Movement-National Right 5,37 Communist Refoundation Party 6,05 Democratic Party of the Left 20,36 Italian Socialist Party 2,19 Greens 2,70 Democratic Alliance 1,18 The Net 1,86 Others Patto Segni 4,68 Italian People's Party 11,07 Lista Pannella 3,51 Lega Nord 8,36 Forza Italia 21,01 National Alliance 13,47 Communist Refoundation Party 8,6 Democratic Party of the Left 21,1 Greens 2,5 List Dini - Italian Renewal 4,3 Popular for Prodi 6,8 Others Lega Nord 10,1 Lista Pannella - Sgarbi 1,9 CCD - CDU 5,8 CCD - CDU 5,8 Forza Italia 20,6 National Alliance 15,7 Tricolour Flame 0,9 Communist Refoundation Party 5,03 Party of Italian Communists 1,67 Democrats of the Left 16,57 The Daisy 14,52 The Sunflower 2,17 Lista Di Pietro - Italy of Values 3,89 Lista Bonino 2,24 European Democracy 2,39 Others New Italian Socialist Party 0,95 Lega Nord 3,94 Whiteflower 3,22 Forza Italia 29,43 National Alliance 12,02 Tricolour Flame 0,39 Communist Refoundation Party 5,84 Party of Italian Communists 2,31 L'Ulivo 31,27 Greens 2,05 Rose in the Fist 2,59 Italy of Values 2,29 UDEUR Populars 1,39 Others of Union Others Others of House of Freedoms Lega Nord 4,58 Union of Christian and Centre Democrats 6,76 Forza Italia 23,71 National Alliance 12,33 Social Alternative 0,66 Tricolour Flame 0,60 Workers' Communist Party 0,57 Critical Left 0,45 The Left – The Rainbow 3,08 Democratic Party 33,17 Italy of Values 4,37 Socialist Party 0,97 Others Union of the Centre 5,62 Movement for Autonomy - Alliance for the South 1,12 Lega Nord 8,29 The People of Freedom 37,38 The Right–Tricolour Flame 2,428
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Past elections and referendums

Presidential appointment

European elections

Regional and local elections

See also

References

  1. ^ "Italy's President Dissolves Parliament, Forces Vote". Bloomberg.com. 2008-02-06. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=aZqWocwYgLxo&refer=europe. Retrieved 2008-02-08.  
  2. ^ "Italy to hold snap April election". BBC News. 2008-02-06. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7230275.stm. Retrieved 2008-02-06.  
  3. ^ People of Freedom was founded in late 2007, so the sum of its precursor parties – including the previously Union-affiliated Pensioners' Party – is considered for "change" statistics.
  4. ^ The Democratic Party was founded in 2007, so the sum of its precursor parties and Italy of Values is considered for "change" statistics.
  5. ^ Previous statistics sum data from coalition partners, as stated in its article.
  6. ^ Previous statistics sum data from Rose in the Fist (primarily made up of future Socialist Party members) and The Socialists.
  7. ^ Votes from Aosta Valley are not counted in this table because, due to present electoral law, they do not count for the national bonus and, consequently, for the designation of the new Premier.
  8. ^ Overseas ballots are not counted for technical reasons.

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