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Regional Council of Lombardy

Regional Council of Lombardy
10th Legislature
Raffaele Cattaneo, PdL
since March 28, 2013
Seats 80
Lombardy Regional Council 2013.svg
Political groups

Government (49)

  •      LN (27)
  •      PdL (19)
  •      FdI (2)
  •      PP (1)

Opposition (31)

Last election
February 24, 2013
Meeting place
Palazzo Lombardia, Milan

The Regional Council of Lombardy (Consiglio Regionale della Lombardia) is the legislative assembly of Lombardy.

It was first elected in 1970, when the ordinary regions were instituted, on the basis of the Constitution of Italy of 1948.


The political system of the Regions of Italy was changed in 1995, when a semi-presidential system was introduced. If until that year the Council was elected under a pure proportional system and the President of Lombardy was chosen and dismissed by the Council, since 1995 the President and the Council are jointly elected by the people.

The Regional Council of Lombardy is composed of 80 members. 64 councillors are elected in provincial constituencies by proportional representation using the largest remainder method with a Droop quota and open lists, while 16 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 40 seats with PR, as happened during the 2000 election, only 8 candidates from the regional list will be chosen and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 72. If the winning coalition receives less than 50% of votes, as happened during the 1995 election, special seats are added to the Council to ensure a large majority for the President's coalition.[1][2][3]

The Council is elected for a five-year term, but, if the President suffers a vote of no confidence, resigns or dies, under the simul stabunt, simul cadent prevision introduced in 1999 (literally they will stand together or they will fall together), also the Council is dissolved and a snap election is called.[4][5]

The Council chooses its speaker, called President of the Council (Presidente del Consiglio).

The current Council fell on Friday October 26, 2012 with the resignation of 41 councillors.[6]



Candidates Regional candidates Provincial lists Total
votes % seats Parties votes % swing seats party group
Roberto Maroni 2,456,921 42.8 1 The People of Freedom 904,742 16.7 -15.1 19 19 49
Lega LombardaLega Nord 700,907 13.0 -13.2 15 16
Maroni President list 552,863 10.2 new 11 11
Brothers of Italy 83,810 1.6 new 2 2
Pensioners' Party 50,843 0.9 -0.7 1 1
Others of centre-right[7] 35,644 0.7 +0.5 - -
Umberto Ambrosoli 2,194,169 38.2 1 Democratic Party 1,369,440 25.3 +2.4 17 17 22
Civic Pact (Ambrosoli list) 380,241 7.0 new 4 5
Others of centre-left[8] 265,429 4.9 -3.9 - -
Silvana Carcano 782,007 13.6 - Five Star Movement 775,211 14.3 +12.0 9 9 9
Gabriele Albertini 236,597 4.1 - Civic Choice 133,435 2.5 new - - -
Union of the Centre 85,721 1.6 -2.2 - -
Carlo Pinardi 68,133 1.2 - Stop the Decline 68,469 1.3 new - - -
Total candidates 5,737,827 100.0 2 Total parties 5,406,755 100.0 = 78 80 80

Source: Region Lombardy

See also


  1. ^ Regional Council of Lombardy – Electoral law
  2. ^ Regional Council of Lombardy – Scheme for allocation of seats
  3. ^ Ministry of the Interior – Electoral Archive
  4. ^ Regional Council of Lombardy – 1999 Constitutional Law
  5. ^ Regional Council of Lombardy – Autonomy Statute
  6. ^ [2] Corriere della Sera, October 26, 2012.
  7. ^ Including The Right.
  8. ^ Including former Italy of Values, Left Ecology Freedom, Federation of the Greens and Italian Socialist Party.

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