Members of the Regional Council of Veneto, 2010–15

This article is about the composition of the Regional Council of Veneto, the legislative assembly of Veneto, during the IX Legislature, thus the term started in April 2010, following the 2010 regional election, and to be concluded in April 2015. Of the 60 members 53 were elected in provincial constituencies with proportional representation with a further 6 returned from the so-called "regional list" of the elected President, including the President himself, and the candidate for President who came second.[1]

Clodovaldo Ruffato (The People of Freedom) has been the President of the Council since the beginning of the term, while Luca Zaia (Liga Veneta) has been President of the Region at the head of his first government.


Seven parties were represented in the Council at the start of the term, plus a one-member political group formed by Giuseppe Bortolussi, the defeated centre-left candidate. The largest party in the Council was Liga Veneta with 20 seats, a third of the total.

Strength of political groups

Distribution of Seats in the Regional Council
Political Group Leader 2010 Now
Liga VenetaLega Nord Federico Caner 20 18
The People of Freedom Dario Bond 17 17
Venetian Democratic Party Laura Puppato/
Lucio Tiozzo
14 13
Popular Future Stefano Valdegamberi 3
Italy of Values Gustavo Franchetto/
Antonino Pipitone
2 2
Union of the Centre Stefano Valdegamberi/
Stefano Peraro
3 1
Federation of the Left Pietrangelo Pettenò 1 1
North-East Union Mariangelo Foggiato 1 1
Bortolussi President Giuseppe Bortolussi[2] 1 1
Mixed Group Diego Bottacin[2] 3

Sources: Regional Council of Veneto – Members

Members by party of election

Liga Veneta–Lega Nord

The People of Freedom

Venetian Democratic Party

Union of the Centre

Italy of Values

  • Gustavo Franchetto (switched to the Mixed Group in January 2013, to "Popular Future" in May 2013)
  • Gennaro Marotta
  • Antonino Pipitone

Federation of the Left

North-East Union

Bortolussi President

  • Giuseppe Bortolussi[2]


The election that produced the IX Legislature took place on 28–29 March 2010. Luca Zaia, leader of Liga VenetaLega Nord, was elected President by a landslide and his party became the largest in the region with 35.2%. The total score of Venetist parties was 37.2%, more than ever before.

Liga Veneta managed the highest swing ever in a regional election in Veneto (+20.5%), gaining from almost every part of the political spectrum, but mainly from The People of Freedom (–7.5%), the Democrats (–8.6%) and other Venetists (–5.1%).

e • d 
Candidates Regional lists Provincial lists Total
votes % seats Parties votes % swing seats party group
Luca Zaia 1,528,386 60.2 6 Liga VenetaLega Nord 788,581 35.2 +20.5 18 20 37
The People of Freedom 555,006 24.7 -7.5 13 17
Alliance of the Centre 18,114 0.8 new - -
Giuseppe Bortolussi 738,761 29.1 1 Democratic Party 456,309 20.3 -8.6 14 15 19
Italy of Values 119,396 5.3 +4.0 3 3
Federation of the Left 35,028 1.6 -3.4 1 1
Left Ecology FreedomItalian Socialist Party 27,578 1.2 new - -
IDEA – List for Veneto (incl. Greens) 15,907 0.7 -2.3 - -
Liga Veneto Autonomo 4,390 0.2 new - -
Antonio De Poli 162,235 6.4 - Union of the Centre 110,417 4.9 -1.5 3 3 4
North-East Union 34,697 1.5 -5.1 1 1
David Borrelli 80,246 3.2 - Five Star Movement 57,848 2.6 new - - -
Silvano Polo 12,891 0.5 - Party of the Venetians 7,879 0.4 new - - -
Paolo Caratossidis 9,151 0.4 - New Force 6,476 0.3 -0.6 - - -
Gianluca Panto 9,066 0.4 - Venetian National Party 6,226 0.3 new - - -
Total candidates 2,540,736 100.0 7 Total parties 2,243,042 100.0 = 47 60 60
Source: Regional Council of Veneto


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