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The Politics of Liguria, 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 11, including a Vice President.[1]


Current composition

List of Presidents

Presidents of Liguria
President Party Term Legislature
Gianni Dagnino DC 1970–1975 I Legislature
Angelo Carossino PCI 1975–1979 II Legislature
Armando Magliotto PCI 1979–1980 II Legislature
Giovanni Persico PRI 1980–1981 III Legislature
Alberto Teardo PSI 1981–1983 III Legislature
Rinaldo Magnani PSI 1983–1985 III Legislature
Rinaldo Magnani PSI 1985–1990 VI Legislature
Giacomo Gualco DC 1990–1992 VI Legislature
Edmondo Ferrero DC 1992–1994 VI Legislature
Giancarlo Mori PPI 1994–1995 VI Legislature
Giancarlo Mori PPI 1995–2000 VI Legislature
Sandro Biasotti Indep. FI 2000–2005 V Legislature
Claudio Burlando DS/PD 2005–... VII Legislature

Legislative branch

The Regional Council of Liguria (Consiglio Regionale della Liguria) is composed of 40 members, of which 31 are elected in provincial constituencies with proportional representation, 8 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 Council. If a coalition wins more than 55% of the vote, only 4 candidates from the "regional list" will be elected and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 35.[2]

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

Parties and elections

Last regional election

In the last regional election, which took place on 3-4 April 2005, Claudio Burlando (Democrats of the Left, then Democratic Party) defeated incumbert Sandro Biasotti (an independent close to Forza Italia).

Candidates & parties votes votes (%) seats
reg. list
prov. lists
Clauidio Burlando 491,545 52.6 8 18
The Olive Tree 279,727 34.4 12
Communist Refoundation Party 53,626 6.6 2
People of Liguria 35,831 4.4 1
Party of Italian Communists 21,877 2.7 1
Federation of the Greens 16,989 2.0 1
Italy of Values 10,611 1.3 1
UDEUR Populars 7,707 1.0 -
others 9,149 1.1 -
Sandro Biasotti 434,934 46.6 1 13
Forza Italia 160,305 19.7 6
Biasotti List 71,067 8.7 3
National Alliance 58,221 7.2 2
Lega Nord Liguria 38,060 4.7 1
Union of Christian and Centre Democrats 26,639 3.3 1
others 19,985 2.5 -
Others 7,313 0.8 - -
Total 933,792 100.0 9 31

Source: Ministry of the Interior

Other elections


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