2018 Lazio regional election

The Lazio regional election of 2018 took place in Lazio, Italy, on 4 March 2018,[1] concurrently with the Italian general election and the Lombard regional election.

2018 Lazio regional election

4 March 2018

All 51 seats to the Regional Council of Lazio
Turnout66.6% (5.4%)
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Leader Nicola Zingaretti Stefano Parisi Roberta Lombardi
Party Democratic Party Energies for Italy Five Star Movement
Alliance Centre-left coalition Centre-right coalition None
Seats won 25 15 10
Seat change 3 2 3
Popular vote 1,018,736 964,418 834,995
Percentage 32.9% 31.2% 27.0%
Swing 7.8% 1.9% 6.8%

Map of both presidential and legislative elections.

President before election

Nicola Zingaretti
Democratic Party

President-elect

Nicola Zingaretti
Democratic Party

The election was won by centre-left incumbent President Nicola Zingaretti, with just under a third of the vote, over the centre-right one Stefano Parisi, who gain 31%, and the Five Star Movement's candidate Roberta Lombardi with 27%.[2][3]

Electoral system

The Regional Council is elected with a mixed system: 39 MPs are chosen with a form of proportional representation using a largest remainder method with open lists and a 5% threshold, while 11 MPs are elected with a block voting system with closed lists. One seat is for the elected President.

 RM  LT  VT  FR  RT Total
30 3 3 3 0 39

Parties and candidate

Political alliance Constituent lists Leader
Centre-left coalition Democratic Party (PD)
Nicola Zingaretti
Zingaretti List (LZ)
Free and Equal (LeU)
More Europe (+Eu)
Solidary Centre (CS)
Italy Europe Together (IEI)
Centre-right coalition Forza Italia (FI)
Stefano Parisi
League (Lega)
Brothers of Italy (FdI)
Us with ItalyUDC (NcI–UDC)
Energies for Italy (EpI)
Five Star Movement (M5S)
Roberta Lombardi
Pirozzi for President Sergio Pirozzi for President (SPP)
Sergio Pirozzi
Nathan List (PLIPRI)
CasaPound Italy (CPI)
Mauro Antonini
Popular Civic List (CP)
Jean Leonard Touadi
Power to the People (PaP)
Elisabetta Canitano
Christian Democracy (DC)
Giovanni Paolo Azzaro
Reconquer Italy (RI)
Stefano Rosati

Opinion polls

Date Polling firm Zingaretti Parisi Lombardi Pirozzi Others Lead
15 Feb 2018 Index Research 37.0 27.0 25.5 7.5 3.0 10.0
13 Feb 2018 Termometro Politico 30.9 25.0 27.0 10.7 6.4 3.9
12 Feb 2018 Ipsos 33.0 22.0 29.0 12.0 4.0 4.0
8 Feb 2018 Index Research 39.0 26.0 23.5 8.5 3.0 13.0
2 Feb 2018 Piepoli 40.0 17.0 26.5 7.0 9.5 13.5
30 Jan–1 Feb 2018 Izi 36.6 23.2 25.7 11.7 2.8 10.9
18 Jan 2018 Index Research 45.0 20.0 20.0 11.0 4.0 25.0
8–10 Jan 2018 Index Research 44.0 25.0 20.0 8.0 3.0 19.0

Results

4 March 2018 Lazio regional election results
Candidates Votes % Seats Parties Votes % Seats
Nicola Zingaretti 1,018,736 32.93 1
Democratic Party 539,131 21.25 18
Zingaretti List 110,080 4.34 3
Free and Equal 88,416 3.48 1
More Europe 52,451 2.07 1
Solidary Centre 48,872 1.93 1
Together 28,443 1.12
Total 867,393 34.19 24
Stefano Parisi 964,757 31.18 1
Forza Italia 371,155 14.63 6
League 252,772 9.96 4
Brothers of Italy 220,460 8.69 3
Us with ItalyUDC 41.234 1.63 1
Energies for Italy 37,043 1.46
Total 922,664 36.37 14
Roberta Lombardi 835,137 26.99 Five Star Movement 559,752 22.06 10
Sergio Pirozzi 151,339 4.89
Sergio Pirozzi for President 93,942 3.70 1
Nathan List (PLIPRI) 3,443 0.14
Total 97,385 3.84 1
Mauro Antonini 59,898 1.94 CasaPound Italy 42,609 1.68
Elisabetta Canitano 43,895 1.42 Power to the People 33,372 1.32
Jean Leonard Touadi 7,708 0.25 Popular Civic List 6,073 0.24
Giovanni Paolo Azzaro 7,614 0.25 Christian Democracy 5,325 0.21
Rosati Stefano 4,952 0.16 Reconquer Italy 2,565 0.10
Total candidates 3,094,036 100.00 2 Total parties 2,537,138 100.00 49
Source: Ministry of the Interior

Aftermath

2018 motion of no confidence

On 1 December 2018, a motion of no confidence in the government of Nicola Zingaretti tabled by Centre-right coalition was defeated 22 to 26, with one no-vote of Forza Italia and a few absent.

Motion of no confidence
Ballot → 1 December 2018
Required majority → 26 out of 51 N
22 / 51
26 / 51
Abstentions
0 / 51
3 / 51
Sources[4][5]

References

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