Politics of Friuli-Venezia Giulia

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The Politics of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, 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 10, including a Vice President.[1]

List of Presidents

Name Term of office Political Party Legislature
1 Alfredo Berzanti 24 June 1964 1 July 1968 DC I (1964)
1 July 1968 30 July 1973 II (1968)
2 Antonio Comelli 30 July 1973 21 September 1978 DC III (1973)
21 September 1978 29 July 1983 IV (1978)
29 July 1983 23 October 1984 V (1983)
3 Adriano Biasutti 23 October 1984 8 July 1988 DC
8 July 1988 14 January 1992 VI (1988)
4 Vinicio Turello 14 January 1992 3 August 1993 DC
5 Pietro Fontanini 3 August 1993 12 January 1994 LN VII (1993)
6 Renzo Travanut 12 January 1994 18 July 1994 PDS
7 Alessandra Guerra 18 July 1994 7 November 1995 LN
8 Sergio Cecotti 7 November 1995 5 December 1996 LN
9 Giancarlo Cruder 5 December 1996 31 July 1998 PPI
10 Roberto Antonione 31 July 1998 15 June 2001 FI VIII (1998)
11 Renzo Tondo 15 June 2001 14 June 2003 FI
12 Riccardo Illy 14 June 2003 19 April 2008 Independent IX (2003)
(11) Renzo Tondo 19 April 2008 22 April 2013 PdL X (2008)
13 Debora Serracchiani 22 April 2013 3 May 2018 PD XI (2013)
14 Massimiliano Fedriga 3 May 2018 incumbent LN X (2018)

Legislative branch

The Regional Council of Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Consiglio Regionale della Friuli-Venezia Giulia) is composed of 60 members and is elected with proportional representation plus a majority premium for the winning coalition. 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 2003), also the Council will be dissolved and there will be a fresh election.

Local government

Municipalities

Municipality Inhabitants Mayor Party Election
Trieste 204,420 Roberto Dipiazza Responsible Autonomy 2016
Udine 99,169 Pietro Fontanini Lega Friuli-VG 2018
Pordenone 51,229 Claudio Pedrotti Brothers of Italy 2016
Gorizia 34,844 Rodolfo Ziberna Forza Italia 2017
Monfalcone 28,258 Anna Maria Cisint Lega Friuli-VG 2016
Sacile 19,837 Carlo Spagnol Forza Italia 2018
Cordenons 18,301 Andrea Delle Vedove Lega Friuli-VG 2016
Codroipo 16,148 Fabio Marchetti Forza Italia 2016
Azzano Decimo 15,775 Marco Putto Democratic Party 2017
Porcia 15,293 Giusepe Gaiarin Democratic Party 2014
San Vito al Tagliamento 15,078 Antonio Di Bisceglie Democratic Party 2016

Former Provinces

The provinces were disbanded in 2017–2018.

Province Inhabitants
Udine 533,282
Pordenone 312,794
Trieste 234,874
Gorizia 140,268

Parties and elections

Latest regional election

In the latest regional election, which took place on 4 March 2018, Massimiliano Fedriga of the Lega Nord Friuli-Venezia Giulia was elected by a landslide President.

2018 Friuli-Venezia Giulia regional election results
Regional Council FVG 2018.svg
Candidates Votes % Seats Parties Votes % Seats
Massimiliano Fedriga 307,123 57.09 1
League 147,464 34.87 17
Forza Italia 51,234 12.11 5
Project FVG 26,596 6.29 3
Brothers of Italy 23,128 5.47 2
Responsible Autonomy 16,802 3.97 1
Total 265,224 62.71 28
Sergio Bolzonello 144,363 26.84 1
Democratic Party 76,579 18.11 9
Citizens for Bolzonello President 17,297 4.09 2
Open – Left FVG 11,715 2.77 1
Slovene Union 4,895 1.16 1
Total 110,486 26.12 13
Alessandro Fraleoni Morgera 62,776 11.67 Five Star Movement 29,862 7.06 4
Sergio Cecotti 23,696 4.40 Pact for Autonomy 17,350 4.10 2
Total candidates 537,958 100.00 2 Total parties 422,922 100.00 47
Source: Region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

References

  1. ^ Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia - la giunta regionale

External links

  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region
  • Regional Council of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • Constitution of Friuli-Venezia Giulia

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