Politics of Emilia-Romagna


Politics of Emilia-Romagna

The Politics of Emilia-Romagna, 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 Legislative Assembly.

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, the Ministers ("Assessori"), who are currently 12, including a Vice President and one Under-Secretary for in President's office. [ [http://www.regione.emilia-romagna.it/wcm/ermes/pagine/giunta.htm Giunta - ERMES Regione Emilia-Romagna ] ]

Current composition

List of Presidents

Legislative branch

The Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna ("Assemblea Legislativa dell'Emilia-Romagna") is composed of 50 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 Assembly. If a coalition wins more than 55% of the vote, only 5 candidates from the "regional list" will be elected and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 44.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]

The Assembly 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 1999), also the Assembly will be dissolved and there will be a fresh election.

Current composition

Elections

Last regional election

In the last regional election, which took place on 3-4 April 2005, Vasco Errani (Democrats of the Left, then Democratic Party) was re-elected defeating Carlo Monaco (Forza Italia) by a landslide. [ [http://elezionistorico.interno.it/listeRegionaliCompleta.php?tp=R&dt=03/04/2005&cta=I&tpEnte=R&tpSeg=R&numEnte=8&sut1=8&sut2=0&sut3=0&descEnte=%20Regione:%20EMILIA%20ROMAGNA&descArea=&codTipoSegLeader= ::: Ministero dell'Interno ::: Archivio Storico delle Elezioni - Regionali del 3 Aprile 2005 ] ]

Other elections

References

External links

* [http://www.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ Emilia-Romagna Region]
* [http://assemblealegislativa.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna]
* [http://www.regione.emilia-romagna.it/wcm/ermes/pagine/statuto.htm Constitution of Emilia-Romagna]


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