Politics of Piedmont

Democratic Party (Italy) Lega Nord Piemont Forza Italia (2013)

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The Politics of Piedmont, 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, who are currently 14, including a Vice President (Vice Presidente).[1]

List of Presidents

Local government


Province Inhabitants President Party Election
Metropolitan City of Turin 2,282,197 Chiara Appendino
(metropolitan mayor)
Five Star Movement 2016
Province of Alessandria 428,826 Gianfranco Lorenzo Baldi Independent (centre-right) 2017
Province of Asti 217,574 Marco Gabusi Forza Italia 2015
Province of Biella 179,685 Gianluca Foglia Barbisin Democratic Party 2018
Province of Cuneo 590,421 Federico Borgna Independent (centre) 2014
Province of Novara 370,525 Federico Binatti Brothers of Italy 2018
Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola 160,114 Arturo Lincio Independent (centre-right) 2018
Province of Vercelli 174,904 Carlo Riva Vercellotti Forza Italia 2016


Provincial capitals

Municipality Inhabitants Mayor Party Election
Alessandria 93,943 Gianfranco Cuttica di Revigliasco Lega Nord Piemont 2017
Asti 76,202 Maurizio Rasero Forza Italia 2017
Biella 44,733 Claudio Corradino Lega Nord Piemont 2019
Cuneo 56,081 Federico Borgna Independent (centre) 2017
Novara 104,380 Alessandro Canelli Lega Nord Piemont 2016
Turin 890,529 Chiara Appendino Five Star Movement 2016
Verbania 30,827 Silvia Marchionini Democratic Party 2019
Vercelli 46,754 Andrea Corsaro Forza Italia 2019

Other municipalities with more than 45,000 inhabitants

Municipality Inhabitants Mayor Party Election
Moncalieri 57,294 Paolo Montagna Democratic Party 2015
Collegno 49,905 Francesco Casciano Democratic Party 2019
Rivoli 48,791 Andrea Tagaroli Lega Nord Piemont 2019
Nichelino 48,123 Giampietro Tolardo Independent (left-wing) 2016
Settimo Torinese 47,669 Elena Piastra Democratic Party 2019

Legislative branch

The Regional Council of Piedmont (Consiglio Regionale del Piemonte) is composed of 60 members. 48 councilors are elected in provincial constituencies by proportional representation using the largest remainder method with a Droop quota and open lists, while 12 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 6 candidates from the regional list will be chosen and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 54. 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]

Parties and elections

Latest regional election

The latest regional election took place on 26 May 2019. Alberto Cirio of Forza Italia, who was supported also by Lega Nord Piemont (LNP) and other parties, defeated incumbent President Sergio Chiamparino of the Democratic Party. The LNP was by far the largest party.

26 May 2019 Piedmontese regional election results
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Candidates Votes % Seats Parties Votes % Seats
Alberto Cirio 1,091,814 49.86 11 League 712,703 37.11 17
Forza Italia 161,137 8.39 3
Brothers of Italy 105,410 5.49 2
Yes TAV Yes Work for Piedmont in the Heart 27,072 1.41
Union of the Centre 22,179 1.15
Total 1,028,501 53.55 22
Sergio Chiamparino 783,805 35.80 1 Democratic Party 430,902 22.44 9
Chiamparino for Piedmont of Yes 63,933 3.33 1
Free, Equal, Greens 46,570 2.42 1
Moderates for Chiamparino 36,125 1.88 1
More Europe 34,993 1.82
Yes Chiamparino - Demo.S 15,096 0.79
Piedmont in Common 11,183 0.58
Total 638,802 33.26 12
Giorgio Bertola 298,086 13.61 Five Star Movement 241,014 12.55 5
Valter Boero 15,935 0.73 The People of Family 12,259 0.64
Blank or invalid votes 100,721 - -
Total candidates 2,290,361 100.00 12 Total parties 1,920,576 100.00 39
Registered voters / Turnout 3,616,191 63.34 -
Source: Ministry of the Interior


  1. ^ "Sito Ufficiale della Regione Piemonte: Giunta regionale". Archived from the original on 18 February 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2008.
  2. ^ La Repubblica – Regional electoral law (in Italian)
  3. ^ "Regional Council of Lombardy – 1999 Constitutional law" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2009.