Democratic Party of Emilia-Romagna

The Democratic Party of Emilia-Romagna (Italian: Partito Democratico Emilia-Romagna, PDER) is a social-democratic[1][3] political party in Italy, acting as the regional faction of the Democratic Party. The PD is the largest party by representation in Emilia-Romagna and it led a coalition formed by Left Ecology Freedom and Italy of Values which had a supermajority in the regional Legislative Assembly. The party's leader was Vasco Errani, who was President of Emilia-Romagna until 14 July 2014.

Democratic Party of
Emilia-Romagna

Partito Democratico Emilia-Romagna
SecretaryStefano Bonaccini
Founded14 October 2007
Merger ofDemocrats of the Left
The Daisy
minor parties
HeadquartersBologna
Youth wingYoung Democrats
Membership (2013)100,000
IdeologySocial democracy
Democratic socialism[1]
Christian left[1]
Progressivism[2]
National affiliationDemocratic Party
Colors     Red
Legislative Assembly
of Emilia-Romagna
30 / 50
Website
www.pder.it

The Democratic Party is the heir of the Italian Communist Party which governed Emilia-Romagna for almost sixty years; in facr Emilia-Romagna is considered by public opinion a "red region", or rather a region which has been governed only by centre-left or left-wing Presidents, and where social-democratic, socialist and communist parties gained the majority of votes in every elections.

Other than Vasco Errani prominent members of the PDER include Virginio Merola, Graziano Delrio and Stefano Bonaccini.

The electoral results of the Democratic Party in the Emilia-Romagna are shown in the table below. As PD was founded in 2007, the electoral results from 1994 to 2006 refer to the combined result of the two main percursor parties, the Democrats of the Left and Democracy is Freedom – The Daisy (and its precursors, 1994–2001), or to the joint-list called The Olive Tree.

Region1994 general1995 regional1996 general1999 European2000 regional2001 general2004 European2005 regional2006 general2008 general2009 European2010 regional2013 general2014 European2014 regional2018 general
Emilia-Romagna51.452.347.543.743.944.343.048.144.845.738.640.637.052.544.526.4

Electoral results

Chamber of Deputies
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2008 1,282,534 (#1) 45.70
20 / 45
Major party in coalition led by Walter Veltroni.
2013 989,660 (#1) 37.04
28 / 45
8
Major party in Italy. Common Good led by Pier Luigi Bersani.
2018 668,837 (#2) 26.38
18 / 45
10
Major party in coalition led by Matteo Renzi.
Senate of the Republic
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2008 1,193,939 (#1) 45.40
12 / 22
Major party in coalition led by Walter Veltroni.
2013 977,617 (#1) 39.16
13 / 22
1
Major party in Italy. Common Good led by Pier Luigi Bersani.
2018 621,521 (#2) 26.33
8 / 22
5
Major party in coalition led by Matteo Renzi.
Legislative Assembly
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2010 857,613 (#1) 40.6
28 / 50
Vasco Errani
Senior party in the government coalition led by Vasco Errani.
2014 535,109 (#1) 44.5
30 / 50
2
Stefano Bonaccini
Senior party in the government coalition led by Stefano Bonaccini.

References

  1. Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
  2. Federiga Bindi (1 February 2011). Italy and the European Union. Brookings Institution Press. p. 69. ISBN 978-0-8157-0509-3. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  3. Richard Collin; Pamela L. Martin (2012). An Introduction to World Politics: Conflict and Consensus on a Small Planet. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 218–. ISBN 978-1-4422-1803-1. Retrieved 18 July 2013.

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