Politics of Sardinia

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The Politics of Sardinia (Italy) takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democracy, whereby the President of Regional Government is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the Regional Government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Regional Council of Sardinia.

Legislative branch[edit]

Regional Council of Sardinia

The Regional Council of Sardinia (Consiglio Regionale della Sardegna) is composed of 60 members. The Assembly is elected for a five-year term, but, if the President suffers a vote of no confidence, resigns or dies, under the simul stabunt vel simul cadent clause, also the Assembly will be dissolved and there will be a fresh election.

Executive branch[edit]

The Regional Government (Giunta Regionale) is presided by the President of the Region (Presidente della Regione), who is elected for a five-year term, and is composed by the President and the Ministers (Assessori), who are currently 12.[1]

List of Presidents[edit]

Local government[edit]

Provinces[edit]

Municipalities[edit]

Sardinia is also divided in 377 comuni (municipalities), which have even more history, having been established in the Middle Ages when they were the main places of government.

Provincial capitals[edit]

Municipality Inhabitants Mayor Party Election
Cagliari 154,106 Paolo Truzzu Brothers of Italy 2019
Nuoro 36,316 Andrea Soddu Independent 2015
Oristano 31,750 Andrea Lutzu Forza Italia 2017
Sassari 127,018 Nanni Campus Independent (centre-right) 2019

Other municipalities with more than 25,000 inhabitants[edit]

Municipality Inhabitants Mayor Party Election
Quartu Sant'Elena 70,453 Stefano Delunas Democratic Party 2015
Olbia 60,432 Settimo Nizzi Forza Italia 2016
Alghero 43,964 Mario Conoci Sardinian Action Party 2019
Selargius 28,666 Pier Luigi Concu Forza Italia 2017
Carbonia 28,103 Paola Massidda Five Star Movement 2016
Assemini 26,774 Sabrina Licheri Five Star Movement 2018
Iglesias 26,678 Mauro Usai Independent (centre-left) 2018

Political parties and elections[edit]

Latest regional election[edit]

The latest regional election took place on 24 February 2019. Christian Solinas of the Sardinian Action Party was elected President.

24 February 2019 Sardinia regional election results
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Candidates Votes % Seats Parties Votes % Seats
Christian Solinas 364,059 47.78 1 League 81,421 11.40 8
Sardinian Action Party 70,434 9.86 7
Forza Italia 57,430 8.04 5
Sardinian Reformers 36,299 5.08 4
Brothers of Italy 33,716 4.72 3
Sardinia20Twenty 29,473 4.12 3
Union of the Centre 26,948 3.77 3
Civic Movement of Sardinia 11,689 1.63 1
Fortza Paris 11,611 1.62 1
Sardinian Democratic Union 7,828 1.09
Energies for Italy (incl. PRI, PLI and ALI) 3,505 0.49
Total 370,354 51.87 35
Massimo Zedda 250,797 32.92 1 Democratic Party 96,235 13.47 8
Free and Equal Sardinia (incl. MDP and SI) 27,077 3.79 2
Progressive Camp 22,671 3.17 2
We, Sardinia 20,011 2.80 2
Common Future 18,750 2.62 2
Sardinia in Common (incl. POS) 17,566 2.46 1
Christian Popular UnionItalian Socialist Party 9,275 1.30
Communist Project for Sardinia 3,075 0.43
Total 214,660 30.06 17
Francesco Desogus 85,342 11.20 Five Star Movement 69,573 9.74 6
Paolo Maninchedda 25,559 3.35 Party of Sardinians 26,216 3.67
Mauro Pili 17,593 2.31 Free Sardinians (incl. Unidos and ProGRes) 15,234 2.13
Andrea Murgia 13,955 1.83 Self-determination (incl. iRS and SNI) 13,657 1.91
Vindice Lecis 4,528 0.59 RefoundationItalian Communists–Sardinian Left 4,308 0.60
Invalid votes 30,440
Total candidates 790,709 100.00 2 Total parties 706,020 100.00 58
Registered voters 1,470,401 53.77
Source: Autonomous Region of Sardinia – Results (1,833 of 1,840 President; 1,825 of 1,840 Lists); Seats

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