2010 Campania regional election

The People of Freedom Stefano Caldoro Vincenzo De Luca
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2010 Campania regional election

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All 60 seats to the Regional Council
  Majority party Minority party
  Stefano Caldoro 2010.jpg Vincenzo De Luca crop.jpg
Leader Stefano Caldoro Vincenzo De Luca
Party People of Freedom Democratic Party
Alliance Centre-right coalition Centre-left coalition
Last election 22 seats, 34.4% 38 seats, 61.6%
Seats won 38 22
Seat change Increase 16 Decrease 16
Popular vote 1,579,566 1,252,360
Percentage 54.27% 43.03%
Swing Increase 18.89% Decrease 18.53%

President before election

Antonio Bassolino
Democratic Party


Stefano Caldoro
People of Freedom

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The Campania regional election of 2010 took place on 28–29 March 2010.

The region came out from ten years of undisputed dominance by the centre-left led by Antonio Bassolino (Democrats of the Left/Democratic Party). A former Mayor of Naples and minister, he was re-elected by a landslide 61.6% of the vote in 2005. However, in his second term in office, Bassolino highly disappointed voters and the whole Italy for his bad management of waste and the subsequent crisis.

The centre-left filed as candidate Vincenzo De Luca, a fellow Democrat and popular Mayor of Salerno who had been one of the loudest critics of Bassolino from within his coalition, but it was not able to recover. Stefano Caldoro, a former minister and leader of the New PSI, merged into The People of Freedom in 2009, won by a convincing margin over De Luca thanks to a 20% swing in favour of the centre-right, which included the Union of the Centre led by Ciriaco De Mita, an influent former leader of Christian Democracy converted into the role of local party boss. After the election, De Mita's nephew, Giuseppe was appointed Vice President by Caldoro.

The People of Freedom was by far the largest party in the region with more than 30% of the vote.


28–29 May 2010 Campania regional election results
Campania Regional Council 2010.svg
Candidates Votes % Seats Parties Votes % Seats
Stefano Caldoro 1,586,490 54.25 1
The People of Freedom 872,628 31.66 21
Union of the Centre 259,204 9.40 6
Together for Caldoro (NPSIMpAPRIInM) 159,768 5.80 4
We the South 98,895 3.59 2
Union of Democrats for Europe 92,452 3.35 2
Alliance of the CentreChristian Democracy 64,702 2.35 1
Alliance of People (Pensioners - We Consumers - Democratic Alliance) 39,460 1.43 1
The Right 28,009 1.02 1
Total 1,615,118 58.60 38
Vincenzo De Luca 1,258,787 43.04
Democratic Party 590,592 21.43 14
Italy of Values 178,283 6.47 4
Left Ecology FreedomPSE[1] 97,076 3.52 2
Alliance for Italy 83,906 3.04
Free Campania 69,433 2.52 1
Federation of the GreensThe Other South 29,509 1.07
Bonino-Pannella List 12,349 0.45
Total 1,061,148 38.50 21
Paolo Ferrero 39,730 1.36 Federation of the Left (incl. PRC, PdCI) 43,097 1.56
Roberto Fico 39,353 1.35 Five Star Movement 36,792 1.33
Total candidates 2,924,360 100.00 1 Total parties 2,756,155 100.00 59
Source: Ministry of the Interior


  1. ^ Both regional councillors belong to the Italian Socialist Party. See "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-17. Retrieved 2010-07-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link).