Politics of Lazio

Summary

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  • Regional Government
  • Regional Council
    • President: Daniele Leodori
  • Elections
  • Political parties
  • Provinces
  • 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.

    Executive branch

    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

    Local government

    Provinces

    Province Inhabitants President Party Election
    Metropolitan City of Rome Capital 4,352,359 Virginia Raggi
    (metropolitan mayor)
    Five Star Movement 2016
    Province of Frosinone 489,716 Antonio Pompeo Democratic Party 2014
    Province of Latina 575,218 Carlo Medici Democratic Party 2018
    Province of Rieti 156,148 Mariano Calisse Independent (centre-right) 2018
    Province of Viterbo 317,799 Pietro Nocchi Democratic Party 2017

    Municipalities

    Provincial capitals

    Municipality Inhabitants Mayor Party Election
    Frosinone 46,649 Nicola Ottaviani Forza Italia 2012
    Latina 126,478 Damiano Coletta Independent (centre-left) 2016
    Rieti 47,405 Antonio Cicchetti Forza Italia 2017
    Rome 2,857,046 Virginia Raggi Five Star Movement 2016
    Viterbo 67,831 Giovanni Arena Forza Italia 2018

    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]

    Parties and elections

    Latest regional election

    In the latest regional election, which took place on 4 March 2018, incumbent President Nicola Zingaretti (Democratic Party) was narrowly re-elected.

    4 March 2018 Lazio regional election results
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    Candidates Votes % Seats Parties Votes % Seats
    Nicola Zingaretti 1,018,736 32.93 1
    Democratic Party 539,131 21.25 18
    Zingaretti List 110,080 4.34 3
    Free and Equal 88,416 3.48 1
    More Europe 52,451 2.07 1
    Solidary Centre 48,872 1.93 1
    Together 28,443 1.12
    Total 867,393 34.19 24
    Stefano Parisi 964,757 31.18 1
    Forza Italia 371,155 14.63 6
    League 252,772 9.96 4
    Brothers of Italy 220,460 8.69 3
    Us with ItalyUDC 41.234 1.63 1
    Energies for Italy 37,043 1.46
    Total 922,664 36.37 14
    Roberta Lombardi 835,137 26.99 Five Star Movement 559,752 22.06 10
    Sergio Pirozzi 151,339 4.89
    Sergio Pirozzi for President 93,942 3.70 1
    Nathan List (PLIPRI) 3,443 0.14
    Total 97,385 3.84 1
    Mauro Antonini 59,898 1.94 CasaPound Italy 42,609 1.68
    Elisabetta Canitano 43,895 1.42 Power to the People 33,372 1.32
    Jean Leonard Touadi 7,708 0.25 Popular Civic List 6,073 0.24
    Giovanni Paolo Azzaro 7,614 0.25 Christian Democracy 5,325 0.21
    Rosati Stefano 4,952 0.16 Reconquer Italy 2,565 0.10
    Total candidates 3,094,036 100.00 2 Total parties 2,537,138 100.00 49
    Source: Ministry of the Interior

    References

    1. ^ Regione Lazio – Composizione della Giunta regionale
    2. ^ [1]

    External links

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