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Politics of Lazio

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Lazio

The Politics of Lazio, 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.

Contents

  • Executive 1
    • List of Presidents 1.1
  • Legislative branch 2
  • Elections 3
    • Latest regional election 3.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Executive

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 16, including a Vice President.[1]

List of Presidents

# Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political Party
(Political Coalition)
Legislature
(Election)
1 Girolamo Mechelli
(1923–1986)
1 September 1970 17 January 1971 Christian Democracy
(Organic Centre-Left)
I
(1970)
2 Luigi Cipriani
(?–?)
17 January 1971 23 October 1973 Christian Democracy
(Organic Centre-Left)
3 Rinaldo Santini
(1914–2013)
23 October 1973 22 September 1975 Christian Democracy
(Organic Centre-Left)
4 Roberto Palleschi
(1925–2009)
22 September 1975 23 March 1976 Italian Socialist Party II
(1975)
5 Maurizio Ferrara
(1921–2000)
23 March 1976 5 August 1977 Italian Communist Party
6 Giulio Santarelli
(born in 1935)
5 August 1977 24 March 1983 Italian Socialist Party
III
(1980)
7 Bruno Landi
(born in 1939)
24 March 1983 18 April 1984 Italian Socialist Party
(Pentapartito)
8 Gabriele Panizzi
(born in 1937)
18 April 1984 31 July 1985 Italian Socialist Party
(Pentapartito)
9 Sebastiano Montali
(born in 1937)
31 July 1985 17 May 1987 Italian Socialist Party
(Pentapartito)
IV
(1985)
10 Bruno Landi
(born in 1939)
17 May 1987 27 July 1990 Italian Socialist Party
(Pentapartito)
11 Rodolfo Gigli
(born in 1935)
27 July 1990 21 February 1992 Christian Democracy
(Pentapartito)
V
(1990)
12 Giorgio Pasetto
(born in 1941)
21 February 1992 21 February 1994 Christian Democracy
(Pentapartito)
13 Carlo Proietti
(born in 1943)
21 February 1994 18 January 1995 Italian Socialist Party
(Alliance of Progressives)
14 Arturo Osio
(born in 1932)
18 January 1995 16 June 1995 Independent
(Alliance of Progressives)
15 Piero Badaloni
(born in 1946)
16 June 1995 12 March 2000 Independent
(The Olive Tree)
VI
(1995)
16 Francesco Storace
(born in 1959)
12 March 2000 2 May 2005 National Alliance
(House of Freedoms)
VII
(2000)
17 Piero Marrazzo
(born in 1959)
2 May 2005 27 October 2009 Democratic Party
(The Union)
VIII
(2005)
18 Renata Polverini
(born in 1962)
16 April 2010 12 March 2013 The People of Freedom IX
(2010)
19 Nicola Zingaretti
(born in 1965)
12 March 2013 Incumbent Democratic Party
(Italy. Common Good)
X
(2013)

Legislative branch

The Regional Council of Lazio (Consiglio Regionale del Lazio) is composed of 51 members, of which 39 are elected in provincial constituencies with proportional representation, 10 from the so-called "regional list" of the elected President and the last one is for the candidate for President who comes second, who usually becomes the leader of the opposition in the Council.

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 clause (introduced in 1999), also the Council will be dissolved and there will be a fresh election.[2]

Elections

Latest regional election

In the latest regional election, which took place on 24–25 February 2013 and was the first snap election in the political history of Lazio, Nicola Zingaretti (Democratic Party) defeated Francesco Storace (The RightThe People of Freedom) and was elected President of Lazio.
Candidates Regional lists Provincial lists Total
votes % seats Parties votes % seats group
Nicola Zingaretti 1,330,398 40.65 11 Democratic Party 834,286 29.72 13 28
Zingaretti List 126,646 4.51 2
Left Ecology Freedom 103,692 3.69 1
Italian Socialist Party 55,588 1.98 1
Democratic Centre 48,748 1.74 1
Francesco Storace 959,683 29.32 1 The People of Freedom 595,220 21.20 9 13
Brothers of Italy 107,731 3.84 1
The Right 94,113 3.35 1
Storace List 45,997 1.64 1
Centre League 32,979 1.17 0
Federation of Christian Populars 18,176 0.65 0
Citizens and Workers Movement 10,959 0.39 0
Moderates in Revolution 8,213 0.29 0
Great South 3,905 0.14 0
Green Front – All Together for Italy 2,021 0.07 0
Liberal Network 1,083 0.04 0
Alliance of the Centre 464 0.02 0
Davide Barillari 661,865 20.22 - Five Star Movement 467,249 16.64 7 7
Giulia Bongiorno 154,986 4.74 - Bongiorno President (SCUdCFLI) 124,244 4.43 2 2
Sandro Ruotolo 71,219 2.18 - Civil Revolution 58,685 2.09 0 -
Simone Di Stefano 18,491 0.80 - CasaPound 18,491 0.66 0 -
Alessandra Baldassarri 18,772 0.57 - Act to Stop the Decline 14,315 0.51 0 -
Giuseppe Rossodivita 15,567 0.45 - Amnesty Justice Freedom List 10,956 0.39 0 -
Roberto Fiore 12,168 0.37 - New Force 7,774 0.28 0 -
Luca Romagnoli 11,245 0.34 - Tricolour Flame 7,473 0.27 0 -
Luigi Sorge 8,980 0.27 - Workers' Communist Party 5,886 0.21 0 -
Giuseppe Strano 2,802 0.09 - Citizens' Network 5,536 0.09 0 -
Total candidates 3,272,742 100.00 12 Total parties 2,807,430 100.00 39 51

Source: Italian Ministry of the Interior

References

  1. ^ Regione Lazio – Composizione della Giunta regionale
  2. ^ http://www.consiglio.regione.lombardia.it/c/portal/layout?p_l_id=PRI.1046.1&p_p_id=20&p_p_action=1&p_p_state=exclusive&p_p_col_id=null&p_p_col_pos=2&p_p_col_count=3&_20_struts_action=%2Fdocument_library%2Fget_file&_20_folderId=69&_20_name=l+cost+199_PDF.pdf

External links

  • Lazio Region
  • Regional Council of Lazio
  • Constitution of Lazio
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