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The Politics of Sicily, 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 Sicilian Regional 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 and the Ministers (Assessori), who are currently 12.[1]

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Current composition

List of Presidents

Presidents of Sicily
President Party Term Legislature
Giuseppe Alessi DC 1947–1949 I Legislature
Franco Restivo DC 1949–1951 I Legislature
Franco Restivo DC 1951–1955 II Legislature
Giuseppe Alessi DC 1955–1956 III Legislature
Giuseppe La Loggia DC 1956–1958 III Legislature
Silvio Milazzo DC 1958–1959 III Legislature
Silvio Milazzo USCS 1959–1960 IV Legislature
Benedetto Majorana della Nicchiara USCS 1960–1961 IV Legislature
Salvatore Corallo PSI 1961 IV Legislature
Giuseppe D'Angelo DC 1961–1963 IV Legislature
Giuseppe D'Angelo DC 1963–1964 V Legislature
Francesco Coniglio DC 1964–1967 V Legislature
Vincenzo Giummarra DC 1967 VI Legislature
Vincenzo Carollo DC 1967–1969 VI Legislature
Mario Fasino DC 1969–1971 VI Legislature
Mario Fasino DC 1971–1972 VII Legislature
Vincenzo Giummarra DC 1972–1974 VII Legislature
Angelo Bonfiglio DC 1974–1976 VII Legislature
Angelo Bonfiglio DC 1976–1978 VIII Legislature
Piersanti Mattarella DC 1978–1980 VIII Legislature
Mario D'Acquisto DC 1980–1981 VIII Legislature
Mario D'Acquisto DC 1981–1982 IX Legislature
Calogero Lo Giudice DC 1982–1983 IX Legislature
Santi Nicita DC 1983–1984 IX Legislature
Modesto Sardo DC 1984–1985 IX Legislature
Rino Nicolosi DC 1985–1986 IX Legislature
Rino Nicolosi DC 1986–1991 XI Legislature
Vincenzo Leanza DC 1991–1992 XII Legislature
Giuseppe Campione DC 1992–1993 XII Legislature
Francesco Martino PLI/FI 1993–1995 XII Legislature
Matteo Graziano PPI 1995–1996 XII Legislature
Giuseppe Provenzano FI 1996–1998 XIII Legislature
Giuseppe Drago CCD 1998 XIII Legislature
Angelo Capodicasa DS 1998–2000 XIII Legislature
Vincenzo Leanza FI 2000–2001 XIII Legislature
Salvatore Cuffaro CDU/UDC 2001–2006 XIV Legislature
Salvatore Cuffaro UDC 2006–2008 XV Legislature
Raffaele Lombardo MpA 2008–... XVI Legislature

Legislative branch

The Sicilian Regional Assembly (Assemblea Regionale Siciliana, ARS) is composed of 90 members. 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, also the Assembly will be dissolved and there will be a fresh election. This occurred when Cuffaro resigned in 2008.

Current composition

Parties and elections

Last regional election

The last regional election, for the renewal of the Regional Assembly and the election of the President of Sicily, was held on 13 -14 April 2008.

The election was competed by two main competitors: Raffaele Lombardo for the centre-right and Anna Finocchiaro for the centre-left. Lombardo won by a landslide, 65.3% against 30.4% of Finocchiaro.

Candidates & parties votes votes (%) seats
reg. list
seats
prov. lists
Raffaele Lombardo 1,862,959 65.4 1 60
The People of Freedom 900,149 33.5 34
Movement for Autonomy 371,418 13.8 15
Union of the Centre 336,826 12.5 11
Lombardo President 119,892 4.5 -
Autonomist Democrats 101,449 3.8 -
Anna Finocchiaro 866,044 30.4 9 20
Democratic Party 505,420 18.8 20
The Left – The Rainbow 131,213 4.9 -
Anna Finocchiaro President 83,700 3.1 -
Italy of Values 49,726 1.8 -
Sonia Alfano 69,551 2.4 - -
Friends of Beppe Grillo 46,396 1.7 -
Ruggero Razza 45,605 1.6 - -
The Right–Tricolour Flame 39,143 1.5 -
Others 6,606 0.2 - -
others 4,089 0.2 -
Total 2,850,725 100.0 10 80

Source: Sicily Region

Last general election in Sicily

e • d 
Coalitions leaders votes votes (%) seats Parties votes votes (%) seats
Silvio Berlusconi 1,534,037 54.3 32 The People of Freedom 1,316,868 46.6 28
Movement for Autonomy 217,169 7.7 4
Walter Veltroni 814,267 28.8 16 Democratic Party 718,494 25.4 14
Italy of Values 95,773 3.4 2
Pier Ferdinando Casini 264,953 9.4 5 Union of the Centre 264,953 9.4 5
Fausto Bertinotti 74,457 2.6 - The Left – The Rainbow 74,457 2.6 -
Daniela Santanchè 57,256 2.0 - The Right 57,256 2.0 -
Enrico Boselli 17,365 0.6 - Socialist Party 17,365 0.6 -
Others 61,612 2.2 - Others 61,612 2.2 -
Total coalitions 2,823,947 100.0 53 Total parties 2,823,947 100.0 53

Source: Ministry of the Interior

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