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Tuscan regional election, 2005

Tuscan regional election, 2005
2000 ←
April 3–4, 2005
→ 2010

All 65 seats to the Regional Council of Tuscany
  Majority party Minority party
Leader Claudio Martini Alessandro Antichi
Party Democrats of the Left Forza Italia
Last election 32 seats, 49.3% 16 seats, 40.0%
Seats won 39 21
Seat change Increase7 Increase5
Popular vote 1,185,374 678,491
Percentage 57.4% 32.8%
Swing Increase8.1% Decrease1.6%

President of Tuscany before election

Claudio Martini
Democrats of the Left

President of Tuscany

Claudio Martini
Democrats of the Left

The Tuscan regional election of 2005 took place on 3–4 April 2005.

Incumbent Claudio Martini (Democrats of the Left) defeated Alessandro Antichi (Forza Italia) by a landslide.

Electoral law

Tuscany uses for the first time its own legislation of 2004 to elect its Council. The councillors are elected in provincial constituencies by proportional representation using the largest remainder method with a Droop quota and close lists.

In this system parties are grouped in alliances, and the alliance which receives a plurality of votes elects all its candidates, its leader becoming the President of Tuscany.

The number of the councillors rose to 65 from 50.


2005 election led to the return to the guide of the Region, for its second consecutive term, Claudio Martini, supported by the center-left coalition.

If the mechanisms of electoral law generated a Regional Council very similar to the incumbent one, popular vote marked a significant increase in the gap between the two sides, which was almost halved. The same plurality party, Democrats of the Left in coalition with other parties in The Olive Tree, increased of more than one hundred thousand preferences. The election was also the test for a list that led, within two years, to the national foundation of a new political entity, the Democratic Party.

Like 1995 election, Communist Refoundation Party run lonely with its candidate.

e • d 
Candidates Regional lists Provincial lists Total
votes % seats Parties votes % swing seats party group
Claudio Martini 1,185,374 57.4 1 The Olive Tree 880,876 48.8 new 33 34 39
Party of Italian Communists 77,126 4.3 +1.2 3 3
Greens 50,235 2.8 +0.4 2 2
Italy of Values 15,879 0.9 new - -
Alessandro Antichi 678,491 32.8 1 Forza Italia 310,427 17.2 -3.0 10 11 21
National Alliance 196,478 10.9 -4.0 7 7
Union of Christian and Centre Democrats 66,186 3.7 new 3 3
Lega Nord 22,884 1.3 +0.7 - -
Luca Ciabatti 151,560 7.3 1 Communist Refoundation Party 148,103 8.2 +1.5 4 5 5
Renzo Macelloni 30,062 1.5 - New Italian Socialist Party 23,379 1.3 +0.7 - -
Mario Gozzoli 20,845 1.0 - Social Alternative 14,651 0.8 new - -
Total candidates 2,066,332 100.0 3 Total parties 1,806,214 100.0 = 62 65 65

Sources: Tuscany Region

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