1995 Emilia-Romagna regional election

The Emilia-Romagna regional election of 1995 took place on 23 April 1995.

1995 Emilia-Romagna regional election

April 23, 1995

All 50 seats to the Regional Council of Emilia-Romagna
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Pier Luigi Bersani Gianfranco Morra
Party Democratic Party of the Left Forza Italia
Alliance The Olive Tree Pole for Freedoms
Seats won 34 12
Popular vote 1,508,241 896,012
Percentage 53.81% 31.97%

President before election

Pier Luigi Bersani
PDS

President-elect

Pier Luigi Bersani
PDS

Pier Luigi Bersani (Democratic Party of the Left), who had succeeded Enrico Boselli (Italian Socialist Party) in 1994, was elected President of the Region, defeating Gianfranco Morra (Forza Italia) by a landslide.

For the first time the President of the Region was directly elected by the people, although the election was not yet binding and the President-elect could have been replaced during the term. This is precisely what happened in 1996, when Antonio La Forgia replaced Bersani, who had been appointed minister in Prodi II Cabinet, and again in 1999, when La Forgia was replaced by Vasco Errani.

Electoral Law

The Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna (Assemblea Legislativa dell'Emilia-Romagna) is composed of 50 members. 40 councillors are elected in provincial constituencies by proportional representation using the largest remainder method with a Droop quota and open lists, while 10 councillors (elected in bloc) come from a "regional list", including the President-elect. One seat is reserved for the candidate who comes second. If a coalition wins more than 50% of the total seats in the Council with PR, only 5 candidates from the regional list will be chosen and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 45. If the winning coalition receives less than 40% of votes special seats are added to the Council to ensure a large majority for the President's coalition.[1]

Results

23 April 2000 Emilia-Romagna regional election results
Candidates Votes % Seats Parties Votes % Seats
Pier Luigi Bersani 1,508,241 53.81 10
Democratic Party of the Left 1,106,929 43.02 20
Italian People's Party 144,398 5.61 2
Pact of Democrats 96,042 3.73 1
Federation of the Greens 82,178 3.19 1
Italian Republican PartyLabour Federation 34,802 1.35
Total 1,464,349 56.91 24
Gianfranco Morra 896,012 31.97
Forza ItaliaPeople's Pole 467,863 18.18 7
National Alliance 264,367 10.27 4
Christian Democratic Centre 59,898 2.33 1
Total 792,128 30.78 12
Renato Albertini 247,476 8.83 Communist Refoundation Party 196,274 7.63 3
Pierluigi Copercini 107,628 3.84 Lega Nord EmiliaRomagna 86,400 3.36 1
Carduccio Parizzi 43,633 1.56 Pannella List 33,995 1.32
Total candidates 2,802,990 100.00 10 Total parties 2,573,146 100.00 40
Source: Ministry of the Interior – Historical Archive of Elections
Popular vote
PDS
43.02%
FIPP
18.18%
AN
10.27%
PRC
7.63%
PPI
5.61%
PdD
3.73%
LN
3.36%
FdV
3.19%
CCD
2.33%
Others
2.67%
President
Bersani
53.81%
Morra
31.97%
Albertini
8.83%
Copercini
3.84%
Parizzi
1.56%

References

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