Corsican Assembly

Corsican Assembly
Assemblea di Corsica
L'Assemblée de Corse
Founded 2 March 1982
President of the Assembly
Jean-Guy Talamoni, Corsica Libera
Since 17 December 2015
Seats 51
Political groups
Last election
Meeting place
Grand Hôtel d'Ajaccio et Continental, Ajaccio
Website (French)

The Corsican Assembly (Corsican: Assemblea di Corsica; French: L'Assemblée de Corse) is the unicameral legislative body of the territorial collectivity of Corsica. It has its seat at the Grand Hôtel d'Ajaccio et Continental, in the Corsican capital of Ajaccio.


Before 1975, Corsica was a département of the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

On 2 March 1982, a law was passed that gave Corsica the status of territorial collectivity (collectivité territoriale), abolishing the Corsican Regional Council which had existed before. Unlike the regional councils, the Corsican Assembly has executive powers over the island.

In 1992, three institutions were formed in the territorial collectivity of Corsica:


Members of the Corsican Assembly were first called "territorial councillors" in reference to Corsica's status as a collectivité territoriale. Members are now called "Councillors of the Corsican Assembly", or in unofficial and everyday speech, just "Councillors".



There are 51 members of the Assembly, elected for a six-year term via a closed party list and two rounds of voting. To pass beyond the first round, a candidate requires an absolute majority, whereas in the second round a plurality is sufficient.

The list that wins in the first or second round automatically obtains three seats as a "premium to the majority". The other seats are distributed based on proportional representation.

At the first meeting of Assembly Councillors after an election, the councillors elect an Assembly President in a plurality ballot. This is also a two round contest, with an absolute majority required to proceed to the second round. At the same time as the election of the President, the Assembly also elects the ten members that will make up the President's Committee (bureau).

In contrast to the executives of the regional councils, Assembly Councillors may not also be members of the Corsican Executive Council. Election to the executive requires resignation from the Assembly.

2015 regional election results

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Liste Premier tour Second tour Sièges
# % # % # %
Gilles Simeoni Femu a Corsica 24,603 17,62 52 839 35,34 24 47,06
Jean-Guy Talamoni Corsica Libera 10,353 7,73
Paul Giacobbi Divers gauche 24,686 18,42 42,607 28,49 12 23,53
Dominique Bucchini FDG 7,448 5,56
José Rossi LR - UDI - Comité central bonapartiste 17,642 13,17 40,480 27,07 11 21,57
Camille de Rocca Serra Divers droite 17,018 12,70
Christophe Canioni FN 14,176 10,58 13,599 9,09 4 7,84
Jean-Charles Orsucci Divers gauche - Corse social-démocrate 5,532 4,13
Emmanuelle de Gentili PS 4,353 3,25
Jean Zuccarelli PRG 4,227 3,15
Paul-Félix Benedetti Rinnovu 3,451 2,58
Hyacinthe Santoni Debout la France 1,500 1,12
Inscrits 229,866 100,00 229,824 100,00  
Abstentions 97,723 40,34 75,781 32,97
Votants 137,143 59,66 154,043 67,03
Blancs 1,748 0,76 2,397 1,04
Nuls 1,406 0,61 2,121 0,92
Exprimés 133,989 58,29 149,525 65,06

Presidents of the Corsican Assembly

Assembly members

Members since 2015:

See also

External links

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