Elections in Italy


Elections in Italy

This page gathers the results of elections in Italy.

Italy elects, on national level, a Parliament consisting of two houses, the Chamber of Deputies ("Camera dei Deputati") (630 members) and the Senate of the Republic ("Senato della Repubblica") (315 elected members, plus a few senators for life). The President of the Republic is elected for a seven-year term by the Parliament houses in joint session.

In Italy there are two main political coalitions, but historically there are many parties. Both coalitions have experienced stability issues at different times. Other than the left-wing coalition, L'Unione, and the right-wing one, the House of Freedoms, there are some regional parties (especially from Aosta Valley, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Veneto, Sicily and Sardinia), and the Italian Radicals, whose allegiance can change often.

Latest Election

A snap general election was held in Italy on April 13 and April 14, 2008 [cite news|publisher=Bloomberg.com|title=Italy's President Dissolves Parliament, Forces Vote|url=http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=aZqWocwYgLxo&refer=europe|accessdate=2008-02-08|date=2008-02-06] after President Giorgio Napolitano dissolved parliament on February 6, 2008 following the defeat of the government of Prime Minister Romano Prodi in a January 2008 Senate vote,cite news|publisher=BBC News|accessdate=2008-02-06|date=2008-02-06|title=Italy to hold snap April election|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7230275.stm] and a unsuccessful tentative appointment of Franco Marini with the aim to change the current electoral law. Under Italian law, elections must be held within 70 days of the dissolution.

Previous elections

Graph of general election results

This graph shows the results of elections held in Italy from 1946 to today, with the percentages of consensus gathered by the various parties and movements displayed by color. Passing your mouse over the different colored sections will display the name of the grouping and the percentage in the corresponding election. Clicking on a region will direct you to the article on the party or election selected.
501px|Graff_of_Italian_general_elections_rect_0_0_500_40_Birth of the Italian Republic#The referendumrect 0 40 100 80 Italian general election, 1946rect 0 80 100 120 Italian general election, 1948rect 0 120 100 160 Italian general election, 1953rect 0 160 100 200 Italian general election, 1958rect 0 200 100 240 Italian general election, 1963rect 0 240 100 280 Italian general election, 1968rect 0 280 100 320 Italian general election, 1972rect 0 320 100 360 Italian general election, 1976rect 0 360 100 400 Italian general election, 1979rect 0 400 100 440 Italian general election, 1983rect 0 440 100 480 Italian general election, 1987rect 0 480 100 520 Italian general election, 1992rect 0 520 100 560 Italian general election, 1994rect 0 560 100 600 Italian general election, 1996rect 0 600 100 640 Italian general election, 2001rect 0 640 100 680 Italian general election, 2006rect 0 680 100 720 Italian general election, 2008rect 100 40 175 80 Italian Communist Party 18,93rect 175 40 258 80 Italian Socialist Party of Proletary Unity 20,68rect 258 40 264 80 Action Party 1,45rect 264 40 282 80 Italian Republican Party 4,36rect 282 40 300 80 Othersrect 300 40 440 80 Christian Democracy 35,21rect 440 40 468 80 National Democratic Union 6,78rect 468 40 479 80 National Bloc of Freedom 2,77rect 479 40 500 80 Uomo Qualunque Front 5,27rect 100 80 224 120 Popular Democratic Front 30,98rect 224 80 252 120 Italian Democratic Socialist Party 7,07rect 252 80 262 120 Italian Republican Party 2,48rect 262 80 272 120 Othersrect 272 80 466 120 Christian Democracy 48,51rect 446 80 481 120 National Bloc 3,82rect 481 80 492 120 Monarchist National Party 2,78rect 492 80 500 120 Italian Social Movement 2,01rect 100 120 190 160 Italian Communist Party 22,6rect 190 120 240 160 Italian Socialist Party 12,7rect 240 120 252 160 Othersrect 252 120 270 160 Italian Democratic Socialist Party 4,52rect 270 120 276 160 Italian Republican Party 1,62rect 276 120 436 160 Christian Democracy 40,1rect 436 120 448 160 Italian Liberal Party 3,01rect 448 120 477 160 Monarchist National Party 6,85rect 477 120 500 160 Italian Social Movement 5,84rect 100 160 190 200 Italian Communist Party 22,68rect 190 160 248 200 Italian Socialist Party 14,23rect 248 160 254 200 Othersrect 254 160 272 200 Italian Democratic Socialist Party 4,55rect 272 160 278 180 Italian Republican Party-Radical Party 1,37rect 272 180 278 200 Italian Republican Party-Radical Party 1,37rect 278 160 447 200 Christian Democracy 42,36rect 447 160 461 200 Italian Liberal Party 3,54rect 461 160 472 200 People's Monarchist Party 2,63rect 472 160 481 200 Monarchist National Party 2,23rect 481 160 500 200 Italian Social Movement 4,76rect 100 200 202 240 Italian Communist Party 25,26rect 202 200 256 240 Italian Socialist Party 13,84rect 256 200 266 240 Othersrect 266 200 286 240 Italian Democratic Socialist Party 6,10rect 286 200 292 240 Italian Republican Party 1,37rect 292 200 445 240 Christian Democracy 38,29rect 445 200 474 240 Italian Liberal Party 6,97rect 474 200 480 240 Italian Democratic Party of Monarchist Unity 1,75rect 480 200 500 240 Italian Social Movement 5,11rect 100 240 204 280 Italian Communist Party 26,91rect 204 240 225 280 Italian Socialist Party of Proletarian Unity 4,45rect 225 240 231 280 Othersrect 231 240 290 280 Unified Socialist Party 14,48rect 290 240 298 280 Italian Republican Party 1,97rect 298 240 454 280 Christian Democracy 39,12rect 454 240 477 280 Italian Liberal Party 5,82rect 477 240 482 280 Italian Democratic Party of Monarchist Unity 1,30rect 480 240 500 280 Italian Social Movement 4,45rect 100 280 102 320 Communist Party of Italy Marxist-Leninist 0,26rect 102 280 104 320 Manifesto 0,67rect 104 280 106 320 Political Movement of Workers 0,36rect 106 280 214 320 Italian Communist Party 27,15rect 214 280 222 320 Italian Socialist Party of Proletarian Unity 1,94rect 222 280 259 320 Italian Socialist Party 9,61rect 259 280 262 320 Othersrect 262 280 283 320 Italian Democratic Socialist Party 5,14rect 283 280 294 320 Italian Republican Party 2,86rect 294 280 450 320 Christian Democracy 38,66rect 450 280 466 320 Italian Liberal Party 3,88rect 466 280 500 320 Italian Social Movement-National Right 8,67rect 100 320 106 360 Proletarian Democracy 1,51rect 106 320 243 360 Italian Communist Party 34,37rect 243 320 282 360 Italian Socialist Party 9,65rect 282 320 286 360 Othersrect 286 320 300 360 Italian Democratic Socialist Party 3,37rect 300 320 304 360 Radical Party 1,07rect 304 320 316 360 Italian Republican Party 3,09rect 316 320 470 360 Christian Democracy 38,71rect 470 321 476 360 Partito Liberale Italiano 1,30rect 476 320 500 360 Italian Social Movement-National Right 6,11rect 100 360 106 400 Proletarian Unity Party 1,37rect 106 360 108 400 New Left United 0,80rect 108 360 230 400 Italian Communist Party 30,38rect 230 360 270 400 Italian Socialist Party 9,81rect 270 360 275 400 Othersrect 275 360 290 400 Italian Democratic Socialist Party 3,84rect 290 360 304 400 Radical Party 3,45rect 304 360 316 400 Italian Republican Party 3,03rect 316 360 469 400 Christian Democracy 38,30rect 469 360 476 400 Italian Liberal Party 1,94rect 476 360 479 400 National Democracy 0,63rect 479 360 500 400 Italian Social Movement-National Right 5,26rect 100 400 106 440 Proletarian Democracy 1,47rect 106 400 226 440 Italian Communist Party 29,89rect 226 400 270 440 Italian Socialist Party 11,44rect 270 400 284 440 Othersrect 284 400 300 440 Italian Democratic Socialist Party 4,09rect 300 400 310 440 Radical Party 2,19rect 310 400 330 440 Italian Republican Party 5,08rect 330 400 462 440 Christian Democracy 32,93rect 462 400 474 440 Italian Liberal Party 2,89rect 474 400 500 440 Italian Social Movement-National Right 6,81rect 100 440 107 480 Proletarian Democracy 1,66rect 107 440 213 480 Italian Communist Party 26,57rect 213 440 270 480 Italian Socialist Party 14,27rect 270 440 280 480 Green Lists 2,51rect 280 440 294 480 Othersrect 294 440 306 480 Italian Democratic Socialist Party 2,96rect 306 440 316 480 Radical Party 2,56rect 316 440 330 480 Italian Republican Party 3,70rect 330 440 468 480 Christian Democracy 34,31rect 468 440 477 480 Italian Liberal Party 2,10rect 477 440 500 480 Italian Social Movement-National Right 5,91rect 100 480 122 520 Communist Refoundation Party 5,62rect 122 480 186 520 Democratic Party of the Left 16,11rect 186 480 241 520 Italian Socialist Party 13,62rect 241 480 252 520 Greens 2,79rect 252 480 273 520 Othersrect 273 480 280 520 The Net 1,86rect 280 480 291 520 Italian Democratic Socialist Party 2,71rect 291 480 296 520 Lista Pannella 1,24rect 296 480 314 520 Italian Republican Party 4,39rect 314 480 433 520 Christian Democracy 29,66rect 433 480 466 520 Lega Nord 8,65rect 466 480 478 520 Italian Liberal Party 2,86rect 478 480 500 520 Italian Social Movement-National Right 5,37rect 100 520 124 560 Communist Refoundation Party 6,05rect 124 520 206 560 Democratic Party of the Left 20,36rect 206 520 214 560 Italian Socialist Party 2,19rect 214 520 225 560 Greens 2,70rect 225 520 230 560 Democratic Alliance 1,18rect 230 520 238 560 The Net 1,86rect 238 520 251 560 Othersrect 251 520 270 560 Patto Segni 4,68rect 270 520 314 560 Italian People's Party 11,07rect 314 520 328 560 Lista Pannella 3,51rect 328 520 362 560 Lega Nord 8,36rect 362 520 446 560 Forza Italia 21,01rect 446 520 500 560 National Alliance 13,47rect 100 560 134 600 Communist Refoundation Party 8,6rect 134 560 218 600 Democratic Party of the Left 21,1rect 218 560 229 600 Greens 2,5rect 229 560 246 600 List Dini - Italian Renewal 4,3rect 246 560 273 600 Popular for Prodi 6,8rect 273 560 280 600 Othersrect 280 560 321 600 Lega Nord 10,1rect 321 560 328 600 Lista Pannella - Sgarbi 1,9rect 328 560 351 580 CCD - CDU 5,8rect 328 580 351 600 CCD - CDU 5,8rect 351 560 434 600 Forza Italia 20,6rect 434 560 497 600 National Alliance 15,7rect 497 560 500 600 Tricolour Flame 0,9rect 100 600 120 640 Communist Refoundation Party 5,03rect 120 600 126 640 Party of Italian Communists 1,67rect 126 600 193 640 Democrats of the Left 16,57rect 193 600 250 640 The Daisy 14,52rect 250 600 260 640 The Sunflower 2,17rect 260 600 275 640 Lista Di Pietro - Italy of Values 3,89rect 275 600 284 640 Lista Bonino 2,24rect 284 600 294 640 European Democracy 2,39rect 294 600 300 640 Othersrect 300 600 304 640 New Italian Socialist Party 0,95rect 304 600 320 640 Lega Nord 3,94rect 320 600 333 640 Whiteflower 3,22rect 333 600 450 640 Forza Italia 29,43rect 450 600 498 640 National Alliance 12,02rect 498 600 500 640 Tricolour Flame 0,39rect 100 640 123 680 Communist Refoundation Party 5,84rect 123 640 133 680 Party of Italian Communists 2,31rect 133 640 258 680 L'Ulivo 31,27rect 258 640 266 680 Greens 2,05rect 266 640 276 680 Rose in the Fist 2,59rect 276 640 285 680 Italy of Values 2,29rect 285 640 290 680 UDEUR Populars 1,39rect 290 640 299 680 Others of Unionrect 299 640 302 680 Othersrect 302 640 306 680 Others of House of Freedomsrect 306 640 324 680 Lega Nord 4,58rect 324 640 351 680 Union of Christian and Centre Democrats 6,76rect 351 640 446 680 Forza Italia 23,71rect 446 640 496 680 National Alliance 12,33rect 496 640 498 680 Social Alternative 0,66rect 498 640 500 680 Tricolour Flame 0,60rect 100 680 102 720 Workers' Communist Party 0,57rect 102 680 104 720 Critical Left 0,45rect 104 680 116 720 The Left – The Rainbow 3,08rect 116 680 249 720 Democratic Party 33,17rect 249 680 266 720 Italy of Values 4,37rect 266 680 270 720 Socialist Party 0,97rect 270 680 281 720 Othersrect 281 680 303 720 Union of the Centre 5,62rect 303 680 308 720 Movement for Autonomy - Alliance for the South 1,12rect 308 680 341 720 Lega Nord 8,29rect 341 680 490 720 The People of Freedom 37,38rect 490 680 500 720 The Right–Tricolour Flame 2,428
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Past elections and referendums

Presidential elections

*Italian presidential election, 2006

European elections

*European Parliament election, 2004 (Italy)

Regional and local elections

*Sicilian regional election, 2006
*Italian municipal elections, 2006
*Sardinian provincial election, 2005
*Basilicata regional election, 2005
*Venetian regional election, 2005
*Italian regional elections, 2005

ee also

* Electoral calendar
* Italian electoral system for the Parliament of Italy
* Primary elections in Italy

References

External links

* [http://psephos.adam-carr.net/countries/i/italy/ Adam Carr's Election Archive]
* [http://www.parties-and-elections.de/italy.html Parties and elections]
* [http://www.interno.it/mininterno/export/sites/default/it/temi/elezioni/ Ministry of Internal Affairs of Italy - Page on Elections]


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