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The Politics of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, 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.



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 10, including a Vice President.[1]


Current composition

List of Presidents

Presidents of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
President Party Term Legislature
Alfredo Berzanti DC 1964–1968 I Legislature
Alfredo Berzanti DC 1968–1973 II Legislature
Antonio Comelli DC 1973–1978 III Legislature
Antonio Comelli DC 1978–1983 IV Legislature
Antonio Comelli DC 1983–1984 V Legislature
Adriano Biasutti DC 1984–1988 V Legislature
Adriano Biasutti DC 1988–1991 VI Legislature
Vinicio Turello DC 1991–1993 VI Legislature
Pietro Fontanini LNF 1993–1994 VII Legislature
Renzo Travanut PDS 1994 VII Legislature
Alessandra Guerra LNF 1994–1995 VII Legislature
Sergio Cecotti LNF 1995–1996 VII Legislature
Giancarlo Cruder PPI 1996–1998 VII Legislature
Roberto Antonione FI 1998–2001 VIII Legislature
Renzo Tondo FI 2001–2003 VIII Legislature
Riccardo Illy Indep. DL 2003–2008 IX Legislature
Renzo Tondo FI 2008–... X Legislature

Legislative branch

The Regional Council of Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Consiglio Regionale della Friuli-Venezia Giulia) is composed of 60 members and is elected with proportional representation plus a majority premium for the winning coalition. 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 2003), also the Council will be dissolved and there will be a fresh election.

Current composition

Parties and elections

Last regional election

In the last regional election, which took place on 13 -14 April 2008, former President Renzo Tondo (Forza Italia, The People of Freedom) defeated incumbent Riccardo Illy (an independent of the Democratic Party).

Candidates & parties votes votes (%) seats
Renzo Tondo 409,430 53.8 34+1
The People of Freedom 187,075 33.0 21
Lega Nord Friuli-Venezia Giulia 73,239 12.9 8
Union of Christian and Centre Democrats 34,840 6.2 4
Pensioners' Party 8,561 1.5 1
Riccardo Illy 351,064 46.2 23+1
Democratic Party 169,597 29.9 15
The Left – The Rainbow 32,041 5.7 3
Citizens for the President 28,855 5.1 2
Italy of Values 25,414 4.5 2
Slovene Union 7,008 1.2 1
Total 760,494 100.0 59

Source: Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region

Other elections


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