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The Politics of Molise, 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 8.[1]


Current composition

List of Presidents

Presidents of Molise
President Party Term Legislature
Carlo Vitale DC 1970–1973 I Legislature
Giustino D'Uva DC 1973–1975 I Legislature
Giustino D'Uva DC 1975–1976 II Legislature
Florindo D'Aimmo DC 1976–1980 II Legislature
Florindo D'Aimmo DC 1980–1982 III Legislature
Giustino D'Uva DC 1982–1984 III Legislature
Ulderico Colagiovanni DC 1984–1985 III Legislature
Paolo Nuvoli DC 1985–1988 IV Legislature
Ferdinando Di Laura Frattura DC 1988–1990 IV Legislature
Enrico Santoro DC 1990–1992 V Legislature
Luigi Di Bartolomeo DC 1992–1994 V Legislature
Giovanni Di Giandomenico PPI 1994–1995 V Legislature
Marcello Veneziale PDS 1995–1998 VI Legislature
Michele Iorio UDR/FI 1998–1999 VI Legislature
Marcello Veneziale DS 1999–2000 VI Legislature
Giovanni Di Stasi DS 2000–2001 VII Legislature
Michele Iorio FI 2001–2005 VIII Legislature
Michele Iorio FI 2005–... IX Legislature

Legislative branch

The Regional Council of Molise (Consiglio Regionale della Molise) is composed of 30 members, of which 23 are elected in provincial constituencies with proportional representation, 6 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 3 candidates from the "regional list" will be elected and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 26.[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


Last regional election

In the last regional election, which took place on 5-6 November 2006, incumbent Michele Iorio (Forza Italia) defeated Roberto Ruta (Democracy is Freedom – The Daisy).

Candidates & parties votes votes (%) seats
reg. list
prov. lists
Michele Iorio 111,811 54.0 6 12
Forza Italia 39,610 19.8 5
Union of Christian and Centre Democrats 19,935 10.0 2
National Alliance 18,120 9.1 2
Christian Democracy for the Autonomies 10,103 5.1 1
Project Molise 9,665 4.8 1
Civil Molise 7,473 3.7 1
others 736 0.4 -
Roberto Ruta 95,246 46.0 1 11
Democracy is Freedom – The Daisy 24,797 12.4 3
Democrats of the Left 21,766 10.9 3
Italy of Values 17,516 8.8 2
UDEUR Populars 10,876 5.5 1
Italian Democratic Socialists 6,413 3.2 1
Party of Italian Communists 4,449 2.2 1
Communist Refoundation Party 4,442 2.2 -
Federation of the Greens 3,722 1.9 -
Total 207,127 100.0 7 23

Sources: La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera

Other elections


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