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Politics of Friuli-Venezia Giulia

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Friuli-Venezia Giulia

The Politics of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, 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 (Assessori), who are currently 10, including a Vice President.[1]

List of Presidents

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Friuli-Venezia Giulia

This is the list of Presidents of Friuli-Venezia Giulia since 1964.

President of Friuli-Venezia Giulia (1964-present)

President Took office Left office Party
1 Alfredo Berzanti 24 June 1964 30 July 1973 Christian Democracy
2 Antonio Comelli 30 July 1973 23 October 1984 Christian Democracy
3 Adriano Biasutti 23 October 1984 3 August 1993 Christian Democracy
4 Pietro Fontanini 3 August 1993 18 July 1994 Lega Nord
5 Alessandra Guerra 18 July 1994 7 November 1995 Lega Nord
6 Sergio Cecotti 7 November 1995 5 December 1996 Lega Nord
7 Giancarlo Cruder 5 December 1996 31 July 1998 Italian People's Party
8 Roberto Antonione 31 July 1998 14 June 2003 Forza Italia
9 Riccardo Illy 14 June 2003 19 April 2008 Independent
10 Renzo Tondo 19 April 2008 25 April 2013 The People of Freedom
11 Debora Serracchiani 25 April 2013 Incumbent Democratic Party

Legislative branch

The Regional Council of Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Consiglio Regionale della Friuli-Venezia Giulia) is composed of 60 members and is elected with proportional representation plus a majority premium for the winning 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 vel simul cadent prevision (introduced in 2003), also the Council will be dissolved and there will be a fresh election.

Local government


Province Inhabitants President Party Election
Udine 541,522 Pietro Fontanini Lega Friuli-VG 2008
Pordenone 315,323 Alessandro Ciriani The People of Freedom 2009
Trieste 236,556 Maria Teresa Bassa Porporat Democratic Party 2011
Gorizia 142,407 Enrico Gherghetta Democratic Party 2011


Municipality Inhabitants Mayor Party Election
Trieste 205,535 Roberto Cosolini Democratic Party 2011
Udine 99,627 Furio Honsell Democratic Party 2008
Pordenone 51,723 Claudio Pedrotti Democratic Party 2011
Gorizia 35,798 Ettore Romoli The People of Freedom 2012
Monfalcone 27,877 Silvia Altran Democratic Party 2011
Sacile 20,227 Roberto Ceraolo The People of Freedom 2009
Cordenons 18,470 Mario Ongaro Lega Friuli-VG 2011
Codroipo 15,887 Fabio Marchetti The People of Freedom 2011
Azzano Decimo 15,601 Marco Putto Democratic Party 2012
Porcia 15,443 Stefano Turchet Lega Friuli-VG 2009
San Vito al Tagliamento 15,015 Antonio Di Bisceglie Democratic Party 2011

Parties and elections

Latest regional election

In the latest regional election, which took place on 21–22 April 2013, Debora Serracchiani of the Democratic Party narrowly defeated incumbent President Renzo Tondo of The People of Freedom. Serracchiani was the second woman to hold the office after Alessandra Guerra in 1994–1995.
Candidates Regional lists Provincial lists Total
votes % +/– seats Parties votes % +/– seats +/– group +/–
Debora Serracchiani 211,508 39.39 –6.8 1 Democratic Party 107,155 26.8 –3.1 19 +4 27 +3
Citizens for the President 21,169 5.3 +0.2 3 +1
Left Ecology Freedom 17,764 4.5 –1.2 3 Steady
Slovene Union 5,651 1.4 +0.2 1 Steady
Italy of Values 4,006 1.0 –3.5 –2
Renzo Tondo 209,457 39.00 –14.8 1 The People of Freedom 80,052 20.0 –13.0 8 –13 17 –18
Responsible Autonomy–Tondo List (incl. MAF) 42,847 10.7 New 4 New
Lega Nord Friuli-Venezia Giulia 33,050 8.3 –4.6 3 –5
Union of the Centre 14,758 3.7 –2.5 1 –3
The Right 6,209 1.6 New New
Pensioners' Party 3,741 0.9 –0.6 Steady
Saverio Galluccio 103,135 19.21 New Five Star Movement 54,952 13.8 New 5 New 5 New
Franco Bandelli 12,909 2.4 New A Different Region 8,231 2.1 New New New
Total candidates 536,992 100.0 2 Total parties 399,585 100.0 47 –10 49 –10

Source: Region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia – Elections


  1. ^ Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia - la giunta regionale

External links

  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region
  • Regional Council of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • Constitution of Friuli-Venezia Giulia

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