2010 Italian regional elections

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2010 Italian regional elections

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Presidents and regional assemblies of Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Marche, Umbria, Lazio, Campania, Apulia, Basilicata and Calabria

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A large round of regional elections in Italy took place on 28–29 March in 13 regions out of 20, including nine of the ten largest ones: Lombardy, Campania, Veneto, Lazio, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Apulia, Tuscany and Calabria.

Overview

The elections turned out to be a competition between two rival coalitions built around the two major parties: The People of Freedom (PdL) of Silvio Berlusconi and the Democratic Party (PD) led by Pier Luigi Bersani. The third largest party in Italy, Northern League (whose main regional sections, Liga Veneta, Lega Lombarda and Lega Piemont playing a large role in Veneto, Lombardy and Piedmont, respectively) supported joint candidates with the PdL in Northern and Central Italy.

The centre-right went to win the elections by gaining four more regions than in 2005: Campania, Lazio, Piedmont and Calabria. The centre-left coalition won seven regions out of 13.

Lega Nord played a major role in the North, where it was the second-largest party and the largest in Veneto. The party led by Umberto Bossi managed to have two of its leading members elected at the head of a region: in Piedmont and in Veneto.

Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movement, a protest party popular, had a strong showing in Emilia-Romagna.

Overall results

Regional councils

Party Votes % Seats
The People of Freedom (PdL) 6,649,880 29.6
193 / 624
Democratic Party (PD) 5,851,371 26.1
192 / 624
Northern League (LN) 2,749,875 12.2
58 / 624
Italy of Values (IdV) 1,565,336 7.0
46 / 624
Union of the Centre (UdC) 1,248,886 5.6
36 / 624
Left Ecology Freedom (SEL) 478,187 2.1
18 / 624
Others 3,903,908 17.4
77 / 624
Total 22,447,423 100
624 / 624
Source: Ministry of the Interior

Presidents of the regions

Region Former president Party Elected president Party
Piedmont Mercedes Bresso PD Roberto Cota LN
Liguria Claudio Burlando PD Claudio Burlando PD
Lombardy Roberto Formigoni PDL Roberto Formigoni PDL
Veneto Giancarlo Galan PDL Luca Zaia LN
Emilia Romagna Vasco Errani PD Vasco Errani PD
Tuscany Claudio Martini PD Enrico Rossi PD
Umbria Maria Rita Lorenzetti PD Catiuscia Marini PD
Marche Gian Mario Spacca PD Gian Mario Spacca PD
Lazio Esterino Montino acting PD Renata Polverini PDL
Campania Antonio Bassolino PD Stefano Caldoro PDL
Basilicata Vito De Filippo PD Vito De Filippo PD
Apulia Nichi Vendola SEL Nichi Vendola SEL
Calabria Agazio Loiero PD Giuseppe Scopelliti PDL

Results by region

Piedmont

Regional election 2010: Piedmont
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Centre-right coalition Roberto Cota (LN) 1,043,318 47.3 +0.3 36 +11
Centre-left coalition Mercedes Bresso (PD) 1,033,946 46.9 -4.0 22 -16
Five Star Movement Davide Bono 90,086 4.1 +4.1 2 +2
New Force Renzo Rabellino 36,999 1.7 +1.7 0 ±0
Turnout 2,204,349 64.3

Lombardy

Regional election 2010: Lombardy
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Centre-right coalition Roberto Formigoni (PdL) 2,704,057 56.1 +2.2 49 -3
Centre-left coalition Filippo Penati (PD) 1,603,674 33.3 -9.9 28 ±0
Union of the Centre Savino Pezzotta 225,849 4.7 +0.9 3 +1
Five Star Movement Vito Crimi 144,588 3.0 +3.0 0 ±0
Communist Refoundation Vittorio Agnoletto 113,749 2.7 -3.0 0 -3
New Force Gianmario Invernizzi 27,670 0.6 +0.6 0 ±0
Turnout 4,973,519 64.6

Veneto

Regional election 2010: Veneto
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Centre-right coalition Luca Zaia (LN) 1,528,386 60.2 +9.8 37 -2
Centre-left coalition Giuseppe Bortolussi (PD) 738,761 29.1 -13.2 19 ±0
Union of the Centre Antonio De Poli 162,235 6.4 ±0 4 +1
Five Star Movement David Borrelli 80,246 3.2 +3.2 0 ±0
Independent Silvano Polo 12,891 0.5 +0.5 0 ±0
New Force Paolo Caratossidis 9,151 0.4 +0.4 0 ±0
Independent Gianluca Panto 9,066 0.4 +0.4 0 ±0
Turnout 2,540,736 66.4

Liguria

Regional election 2010: Liguria
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Centre-left coalition Claudio Burlando (PD) 424,044 52.2 -0.4 25 -1
Centre-right coalition Sandro Biasotti (PdL) 389,132 47.8 +1.2 15 +1
Turnout 813,176 60.9

Emilia-Romagna

Regional election 2010: Emilia-Romagna
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Centre-left coalition Vasco Errani (PD) 1,197,789 52.1 -10.6 32 -3
Centre-right coalition Anna Maria Bernini (PdL) 844,915 36.7 +1.5 15 -3
Five Star Movement Giovanni Favia 161,056 7.0 +7.0 2 +2
Union of the Centre Gian Luca Galletti 96,625 4.2 +0.3 1 ±0
Turnout 3,463,713 68.1

Tuscany

Regional election 2010: Tuscany
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Centre-left coalition Enrico Rossi (PD) 1,055,751 59.7 +2.3 32 -7
Centre-right coalition Monica Faenzi (PdL) 608,680 34.4 +1.6 19 -2
Union of the Centre Francesco Bosi 81,106 4.6 +0.9 2 -1
Radicals Alfonso De Virgiliis 13,892 0.8 +0.3 0 ±0
New Force Ilario Palmisani 7,980 0.4 +0.4 0 ±0
Turnout 1,767,409 60.9

Umbria

Regional election 2010: Umbria
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Centre-left coalition Catiuscia Marini (PD) 257,458 57.2 -2.8 21 +2
Centre-right coalition Fiammetta Modena (PdL) 169,568 37.7 +4.0 10 -1
Union of the Centre Paola Binetti 22,756 5.1 +0.2 1 ±0
Turnout 449,782 65.4

Marche

Regional election 2010: Marche
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Centre-left coalition Gian Mario Spacca (PD) 409,823 53.2 -4.6 26 +2
Centre-right coalition Erminio Marinelli (PdL) 306,075 39.7 +1.2 15 -1
Communist Refoundation Massimo Rossi 54,851 7.1 +7.1 2 +2
Turnout 770,749 62.8

Lazio

Regional election 2010: Lazio
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Centre-right coalition Renata Polverini (PdL) 1,409,025 51.1 +2.7 44 +16
Centre-left coalition Emma Bonino (RI) 1,331,375 48.3 -2.4 29 -14
Independent Marzia Marzoli 14,685 0.5 +0.5 0 ±0
Turnout 2,755,085 60.9

Campania

Regional election 2010: Campania
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Centre-right coalition Stefano Caldoro (PdL) 1,586,567 54.2 +19.8 38 +16
Centre-left coalition Vincenzo De Luca (PD) 1,258,715 43.0 -18.6 21 -17
Communist Refoundation Paolo Ferrero 39,729 1.3 +1.3 0 ±0
Five Star Movement Roberto Fico 39,349 1.3 +1.3 0 ±0
Turnout 2,924,360 63.0

Basilicata

Regional election 2010: Basilicata
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Centre-left coalition Vito De Filippo (PD) 202,980 60.8 -6.2 19 -1
Centre-right coalition Nicola Pagliuca (PdL) 93,204 27.9 -0.9 10 ±0
I the South Magdi Allam 29,107 8.7 +8.7 1 +1
Independent Marco Toscano 4,936 1.5 +1.5 0 ±0
Workers' Communist Party Florenzo Doino 3,512 1.0 +1.0 0 ±0
Turnout 333,739 62.8

Apulia

Regional election 2010: Apulia
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Centre-left coalition Nichi Vendola (SEL) 1,036,638 48.7 -1.2 47 +5
Centre-right coalition Rocco Palese (PdL) 899,590 42.2 -7.0 27 -1
Union of the Centre Adriana Poli Bortone 185,370 8.7 +0.9 4 ±0
Independent Michele Rizzi 7,376 0.3 +0.3 0 ±0
Turnout 2,128,974 62.3

Calabria

Regional election 2010: Calabria
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Centre-right coalition Giuseppe Scopelliti (PdL) 614,584 57.8 +18.1 29 +9
Centre-left coalition Agazio Loiero (PD) 342,773 32.2 -26.7 16 -14
Italy of Values Filippo Callipo 106,646 10.0 +10.0 3 +3
Turnout 1,064,003 59.2

Sources: Ministry of the Interior – Historical Archive of Elections, Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica

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