Politics of Abruzzo

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The Politics of Abruzzo, 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.

Executive branch

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, including a Vice President (Vicepresidente) and an undersecretary (Sottosegretario).[1]

List of Presidents

Legislative branch

The Regional Council of Abruzzo (Consiglio Regionale dell'Abruzzo) is composed of 40 members. 32 councillors are elected in provincial constituencies by proportional representation using the largest remainder method with a Droop quota and open lists, while 8 councillors (elected in bloc) come from a "regional list", including the President-elect. One seat is reserved for the candidate who comes second. If a coalition wins more than 50% of the total seats in the council with PR, only 4 candidates from the regional list will be chosen and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 36. If the winning coalition receives less than 40% of votes, special seats are added to the council to ensure a large majority for the President's coalition.[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, simul cadent clause introduced in 1999 (literally they will stand together or they will fall together), also the council is dissolved and a snap election is called.[3]

Local government


Province Inhabitants[4] President Party Election
Chieti 385,917 Mario Pupillo Democratic Party 2014
L'Aquila 299,135 Angelo Caruso Independent (centre-right) 2017
Pescara 319,085 Antonio Zaffiri Independent (centre-right) 2018
Teramo 308,219 Diego Di Bonaventura Independent (centre-right) 2018


Provincial capitals

Municipality Inhabitants[4] Mayor Party Election
Chieti 50,694 Umberto Di Primio Forza Italia 2015
L'Aquila 69,327 Pierluigi Biondi Brothers of Italy 2017
Pescara 119,365 Carlo Masci Forza Italia 2019
Teramo 54,361 Gianguido D'Alberto Independent (centre-left) 2018

Parties and elections

Latest regional election

In the latest regional election, which took place on 10 February 2019, Marco Marsilio of Brothers of Italy was elected President of Abruzzo. The League, which fielded candidates for the first time in the region, was the largest party.

10 February 2019 Abruzzo regional election results
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Candidates Votes % Seats Parties Votes % Seats
Marco Marsilio 299,949 48.03 1 League 165,008 27.53 10
Forza Italia 54,223 9.04 3
Brothers of Italy 38,894 6.48 2
Political Action 19,446 3.24 1
Union of the CentreChristian DemocracyIdeA 17,308 2.88 1
Total 294,879 49.19 17
Giovanni Legnini 195,394 31.28 1 Democratic Party 66,796 11.14 3
Legnini for President 33,277 5.55 1
Abruzzo in Common – Easy Region 23,168 3.86 1
Progressives – Free and Equal 16,614 2.77
Abruzzo Together – Future Abruzzo 16,055 2.67
More AbruzzoDemocratic Centre 14,198 2.36
Centrists for Europe 7,938 1.32
Forward Abruzzo – Italy of Values 5,611 0.93
Total 183,630 30.63 5
Sara Marcozzi 126,125 20.20 Five Star Movement 118,273 19.73 7
Stefano Flajani 2,974 0.47 CasaPound Italy 2,560 0.42
Invalid votes 18,808
Total candidates 624,482 100.00 2 Total parties 599,356 100.00 29
Registered voters 1,211,204 53.11
Source: Ministry of the Interior – Results


  1. ^ Regione Abruzzo - Giunta Regionale
  2. ^ La Repubblica – Regional electoral law
  3. ^ "Regional Council of Lombardy – 1999 Constitutional law" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Bilancio demografico anno 2018 (October 2018)". Istat. Retrieved 26 March 2018.