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Emilia-Romagna

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The Politics of Emilia-Romagna, 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 Legislative Assembly.

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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, the Ministers (Assessori), who are currently 12, including a Vice President and one Under-Secretary for in President's office.[1]

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Current composition

List of Presidents

Presidents of Emilia-Romagna
President Party Term Legislature
Guido Fanti PCI 1970–1975 I Legislature
Guido Fanti PCI 1975–1976 II Legislature
Sergio Cavina PCI 1976–1978 II Legislature
Lanfranco Turci PCI 1978–1980 II Legislature
Lanfranco Turci PCI 1980–1985 III Legislature
Lanfranco Turci PCI 1985–1987 IV Legislature
Luciano Guerzoni PCI 1987–1990 IV Legislature
Enrico Boselli PSI 1990–1994 V Legislature
Pier Luigi Bersani PDS 1994–1995 V Legislature
Pier Luigi Bersani PDS 1995–1996 VI Legislature
Antonio La Forgia PDS/DS 1996–1999 VI Legislature
Vasco Errani DS 1999–2000 VI Legislature
Vasco Errani DS 2000–2005 VII Legislature
Vasco Errani DS/PD 2005–... VII Legislature

Legislative branch

The Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna (Assemblea Legislativa dell'Emilia-Romagna) is composed of 50 members, of which 39 are elected in provincial constituencies with proportional representation, 10 from the so-called "regional list" of the elected President and the last one is for the candidate for President who comes second, who usually becomes the leader of the opposition in the Assembly. If a coalition wins more than 55% of the vote, only 5 candidates from the "regional list" will be elected and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 44.[2]

The Assembly 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 Assembly will be dissolved and there will be a fresh election.[2]

Current composition

Parties and elections

Last regional election

In the last regional election, which took place on 3-4 April 2005, Vasco Errani (Democrats of the Left, then Democratic Party) was re-elected defeating Carlo Monaco (Forza Italia) by a landslide.

Candidates & parties votes votes (%) seats
reg. list
seats
prov. lists
Vasco Errani 1,579,989 62.7 5 27
The Olive Tree 1,095,566 48.3 22
Communist Refoundation Party 130,609 5.7 2
Party of Italian Communists 79,406 3.5 1
Federation of the Greens 69,475 3.1 1
Italy of Values 31,929 1.4 1
UDEUR Populars 7,732 0.3 -
Carlo Monaco 886,775 35.2 1 17
Forza Italia 415,406 18.2 9
National Alliance 201,963 8.9 4
Lega Nord EmiliaLega Nord Romagna 109,092 4.8 3
Union of Christian and Centre Democrats 89,787 3.9 1
New Italian Socialist Party 19,372 0.9 -
Bruno Barbieri 26,712 1.1 - -
Consumers' List 15,520 0.7 -
Gianni Correggiari 25,052 1.0 - -
Social Alternative 15,193 0.7 -
Total 2,518,528 100.0 6 44

Source: Ministry of the Interior

Other elections

References

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