Politics of Piedmont
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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.
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).
List of Presidents
|Metropolitan City of Turin||2,282,197||Chiara Appendino
|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|
|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
|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|
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.
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.
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.
|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||–|
|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|
|Yes Chiamparino - Demo.S||15,096||0.79||–|
|Piedmont in Common||11,183||0.58||–|
|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|
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