2005 Emilia-Romagna regional election
The Emilia-Romagna regional election of 2005 took place on 3–4 April 2005.
All 50 seats to the Regional Council of Emilia-Romagna
The incumbent President Vasco Errani, a member of the social democratic Democrats of the Left, was re-elected defeating by a landslide Carlo Monaco, the candidate of the centre-right coalition led by Forza Italia.
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.
|The Olive Tree||1,095,566||48.03||22|
|Communist Refoundation Party||130,609||5.73||2|
|Party of Italian Communists||79,406||3.48||1|
|Federation of the Greens||69,475||3.05||1|
|Italy of Values||31,929||1.40||1|
|Union of Democrats for Europe||7,732||0.34||–|
|Lega Nord Emilia–Romagna||109,092||4.78||3|
|Union of Christian and Centre Democrats||89,787||3.94||1|
|New Italian Socialist Party||19,372||0.85||–|
|Bruno Barbieri||26,712||1.06||–||Consumers' List||15,520||0.68||–|
|Gianni Correggiari||25,052||0.99||–||Social Alternative||15,193||0.67||–|
|Total candidates||2,518,528||100.00||6||Total parties||2,281,050||100.00||44|
|Source: Ministry of the Interior – Historical Archive of Elections|