2010 Emilia-Romagna regional election

The Emilia-Romagna regional election of 2010 took place on 28–29 March 2010.

2010 Emilia-Romagna regional election

March 28–29, 2010

All 50 seats to the Regional Council of Emilia-Romagna
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Vasco Errani Anna Maria Bernini
Party Democratic Party People of Freedom
Alliance Centre-left coalition Centre-right coalition
Seats won 32 15
Seat change ±0 −3
Popular vote 1,197,789 844,915
Percentage 52.1% 36.7%
Swing 10.6% 1.5%

Regional election results map. Red denotes provinces with a Democratic plurality, Blue denotes those with a Centre-right plurality.

President before election

Vasco Errani
Democratic Party

President-elect

Vasco Errani
Democratic Party

The two-term incumbent President of the Region, Vasco Errani of the centre-left Democratic Party defeated Anna Maria Bernini (backed by The People of Freedom and Lega Nord Emilia-Romagna) and Gian Luca Galletti (Union of the Centre).

Errani (–10.6% compared to 2005) and the Democrats (–7.7%) lost ground to the Five Star Movement, whose candidate won a surprising 7.0% of the vote, in what was the worst result for the centre-left in a regional election in Emilia–Romagna. The other surprise of the election was Lega Nord, which gained 13.7% of the vote, up from 4.8% in 2005.

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

28–29 March 2010 Emilia-Romagna regional election results
Candidates Votes % Seats Parties Votes % Seats
Vasco Errani 1,197,789 52.07 10
Democratic Party 857,613 40.65 18
Italy of Values 136,040 6.45 2
Federation of the Left 58,943 2.79 1
Left Ecology FreedomGreens 37,698 1.79 1
Pensioners' Party 5,310 0.25
Total 1,095,604 51.93 22
Anna Maria Bernini 844,915 36.73 1
The People of Freedom 518,108 24.56 10
Lega Nord EmiliaRomagna 288,601 13.68 4
The Right 1,695 0.08
Total 808,404 38.32 14
Giovanni Favia 161,056 7.00 Five Star Movement 126,619 6.00 2
Gian Luca Galletti 96,625 4.20 Union of the Centre 79,244 3.76 1
Total candidates 2,300,385 100.00 11 Total parties 2,109,871 100.00 39
Source: Ministry of the Interior – Historical Archive of Elections
Popular vote
PD
40.65%
PdL
24.56%
LN
13.68%
IdV
6.45%
M5S
6.00%
UdC
3.76%
FdS
2.79%
SEL
1.79%
Others
0.33%
President
Errani
52.07%
Bernini
36.73%
Favia
7.00%
Galletti
4.20%

References

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