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Calabria

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The Politics of Calabria, 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.

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Executive

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 11, including a Vice President (Vice Presidente).[1]

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Current composition

  • President: Agazio Loiero (PD)
  • Vice President: Domenico Cersorsimo (Indep.)
  • Ministers:
    • Budget and Treasury: Demetrio Naccari Carlizzi (PD)
    • Productive Activities: Francesco Sulla (PD)
    • Health: Vincenzo Spaziante (Indep.)
    • Labour, Social Affairs and Planning: Mario Maiolo (PD)
    • Education and research: Domenico Cersorsimo (Indep.)
    • Infrastructures: Luigi Incarnato (PS)
    • Urban Planning: Michelangelo Tripodi (PdCI)
    • Agricolture: Mario Pirillo (PD)
    • Environment: Silvestro Greco (Indep.)
    • Tourism: Damiano Guagliardi (PRC)
    • Reforms: Carmela Frascà (PD)

List of Presidents

Presidents of Calabria
President Party Term Legislature
Antonio Guarasci DC 1970–1974 I Legislature
Aldo Ferrara DC 1974–1975 I Legislature
Pasquale Perugini DC 1975–1976 II Legislature
Aldo Ferrara DC 1976–1980 II Legislature
Bruno Dominijanni PSI 1980–1985 III Legislature
Francesco Principe PSI 1985–1987 IV Legislature
Rosario Olivo PSI 1987–1990 IV Legislature
Rosario Olivo PSI 1990–1992 V Legislature
Guido Rhodio DC 1992–1994 V Legislature
Donato Veraldi PPI 1994–1995 V Legislature
Giuseppe Nisticò FI 1995–1998 VI Legislature
Battista Caligiuri FI 1998–1999 VI Legislature
Luigi Meduri PPI 1999–2000 VI Legislature
Giuseppe Chiaravalloti Indep. FI 2000–2005 VII Legislature
Agazio Loiero DL/PDM/PD 2005–... VIII Legislature

Legislative branch

The Regional Council of Calabria (Consiglio Regionale della Calabria) is composed of 50 members. 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 vel simul cadent prevision (introduced in 1999), also the Council will be dissolved and there will be a fresh election.[2]

Current composition

Party Elect. 2005 2006 2007 2008[3]
Democratic Party - - - 18 19
Union of Christian and Centre Democrats 6 6 6 6 5
Forza Italia 5 5 5 5 5
Socialist Party - - - 4 4
National Alliance 5 4 4 4 3
UDEUR Populars 5 6 5 4 2
Communist Refoundation Party 2 2 2 2 2
New Italian Socialist Party 3 2 2 1 1
Party of Italian Communists 1 1 1 1 1
Italy of Values 1 1 1 1 1
Democrats of the Left 8 8 8 - -
Democracy is Freedom – Daisy 8 7 3 - -
Italian Democratic Socialists 4 4 4 - -
Southern Democratic Party - - 4 - -
Christian Democracy for the Autonomies - 1 1 1 -
Others 2 3 4 3 7
Total 50 50 50 50 50

Parties and elections

Last regional election

Candidates and parties votes votes (%) seats
reg. list
seats
prov. lists
Agazio Loiero 663,986 59.0 5 25
Democrats of the Left 168,661 15.7 7
Democracy is Freedom – The Daisy 157,932 14.5 7
UDEUR Populars 94,678 8.7 4
Italian Democratic Socialists 74,214 6.8 3
Communist Refoundation Party 56,099 5.2 2
Party of Italian CommunistsItaly of Values 45,865 4.2 2
Federation of the GreensPSDIPLD 34,208 3.1 -
European Republicans Movement–others 26,780 2.5 -
others 1,738 0.2 -
Sergio Abramo 447,243 39.7 1 19
Union of Christian and Centre Democrats 113,052 10.4 6
Forza Italia 108,619 10.0 5
National Alliance 107,981 9.9 5
New Italian Socialist Party 58,252 5.5 3
Italian Republican PartyPLI–others 27,268 2.5 -
others 4,285 0.4 -
Fortunato Aloi 12,538 1.1 - -
Social Alternative 7,269 0.7 -
Others 2,583 0.2 - -
Total 1,126,350 100.0 6 44

Source: Ministry of the Interior

Other elections

References

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