Politics of Molise

Molise Forza Italia (2013) Regional Council of Molise
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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.

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.[1]

List of Presidents

Legislative branch

The Regional Council of Molise (Consiglio Regionale del Molise) is composed of 30 members. 24 councillors are elected in provincial constituencies by proportional representation using the largest remainder method with a Droop quota and open lists, while 6 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 3 candidates from the regional list will be chosen and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 26. 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 President Party Election
Campobasso 223,871 Francesco Roberti Forza Italia 2019
Isernia 84,548 Alfredo Ricci Forza Italia 2019


Municipality Inhabitants Mayor Party Election
Campobasso 49,148 Roberto Gravina Five Star Movement 2019
Isernia 21,654 Giacomo D'Apollonio Brothers of Italy 2016

Parties and elections

Latest regional election

2018 Molise regional election results
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Candidates Votes % Seats Parties Votes % Seats
Donato Toma 73,229 43.46 1
Forza Italia 13,627 9.38 3
Pride Molise 12,122 8.34 2
League 11,956 8.23 2
Populars for Italy 10,351 7.12 2
Union of the Centre 7,429 5.11 1
Brothers of Italy 6,461 4.45 1
Iorio for Molise–Us with Italy 5,204 3.58 1
National Movement for Sovereignty 3,924 2.70
The People of Family 603 0.41
Total 71,677 49.32 12
Andrea Greco 64,875 38.50 1 Five Star Movement 45,886 31.57 5
Carlo Veneziale 28,818 17.10
Democratic Party 13,121 9.03 2
Free and Equal 4,784 3.39
Molise 2.0–Democratic Centre 3,459 2.38
Union for Molise 3,233 2.22
Molise of All 2,716 1.87
Total 27,313 18.79 2
Agostino Di Giacomo 707 0.42 CasaPound Italy 477 0.33
Blank and invalid votes 5194 - - - -
Total candidates 172,823 100.00 2 Total parties 145,353 100.00 19
Registered voters/turnout 331253 52.17 - - -
Source: Region of Molise, Istituto Cattaneo


  1. ^ http://www.regione.molise.it/pim/pimrm.nsf/0/4E4DBF6F20DABDC3C12573260053105A?OpenDocument
  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.