Italian Chamber of Deputies


Italian Chamber of Deputies
Chamber of Deputies
Camera dei Deputati
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type Lower house
Leadership
President of the Chamber Gianfranco Fini, FLI
since 30 April 2008
Structure
Members 630
Italian Chamber of Deputies composition.svg
Political groups PdL (227)
PD (206)
LN (59)
FLI (26)
UdC (36)
Idv (22)
Mixed group (56)
Elections
Last election 13–14 April 2008
Meeting place
Aula Montecitorio.jpg
Palazzo Montecitorio, Rome
Website
http://english.camera.it/

The Italian Chamber of Deputies (Italian: Camera dei Deputati) is the lower house of the Parliament of Italy. It has 630 seats, a plurality of which is controlled presently by liberal-conservative party People of Freedom. Twelve deputies represent Italian citizens outside of Italy. Deputies meet in the Palazzo Montecitorio. A member of the Chamber of Deputies has the style of onorevole (honourable). Its current president (i.e. its speaker) is Gianfranco Fini, the leader of the Future and Freedom party.

Contents

Latest results

e • d  Summary of the 13–14 April 2008 Chamber of Deputies election
Parties and alliances Votes % Change Seats Change
   S. Berlusconi coalition

17,064,314

13,629,096
3,024,758
410,487

46.81

37.39
8.3
1.13

+3.83[1]

–1.02
+3.72
+1.13

344

276
60
8

+102

+60
+34
+8

   W. Veltroni coalition

13,686,501

12,092,969
1,593,523

37.54

33.17
4.37

+4.05[2]

+1.97
+2.08

246

217
29

+3

–9
+12

   Union of the Centre 2,050,309 5.62 –1.13 36 –3
   The Left – The Rainbow 1,124,428 3.08 –7.11[3] 0 –72
   The Right–Tricolour Flame 885,226 2.43 +1.82 0
   Socialist Party 355,575 0.98 –1.91[4] 0 –18
   South Tyrolean People's Party 147,666 0.41 –0.07 2 –2
   Autonomy Liberty Democracy [5] 1 ±0
   Movimento Associativo Italiani all'Estero [6] 1 +1
   Others 1,146,978 3.13 +0.52 –11
Total 36,452,286 100% 630

Presidency Office

President

Vice Presidents

Quaestors

  • Gabriele Albonetti
  • Francesco Colucci
  • Antonio Mazzocchi

Secretaries

  • Gianpiero Bocci
  • Emilia Grazia De Biasi
  • Giuseppe Fallica
  • Gregorio Fontana
  • Donato Lamorte
  • Mimmo Lucà
  • Renzo Lusetti
  • Lorena Milanato

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ People of Freedom was founded in late 2007, so the sum of its precursor parties – including the previously Union-affiliated Pensioners' Party – is considered for "change" statistics.
  2. ^ The Democratic Party was founded in 2007, so the sum of its precursor parties and Italy of Values is considered for "change" statistics.
  3. ^ Previous statistics sum data from coalition partners, as stated in its article.
  4. ^ Previous statistics sum data from Rose in the Fist (primarily made up of future Socialist Party members) and The Socialists.
  5. ^ Votes from Aosta Valley are not counted in this table because, due to present electoral law, they do not count for the national bonus and, consequently, for the designation of the new Premier.
  6. ^ Overseas ballots are not counted for technical reasons.

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