Politics of Aosta Valley

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Aosta Valley

The Politics of Aosta Valley, Italy takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democracy, whereby the President of Aosta Valley 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 Council of the Valley.


The Regional Government (Italian: Giunta Regionale, French: Junte régionale) is presided by the President of the Region (Italian: Presidente della Regione, French: Président de la région) and is composed by the President and the Ministers (Italian: Assessori, French: Assesseurs), who are currently 7.[1]

List of Presidents

Presidents of the Aosta Valley region
President Party Term Legislature
Federico Chabod Independent 1946 Provisional
Severino Caveri UV 1946–1949
Severino Caveri UV 1949–1954 I Legislature
Vittorino Bondaz DC 1954–1959 II Legislature
Oreste Marcoz UV 1959–1963 III Legislature
Severino Caveri UV 1963–1966 IV Legislature
Cesare Bionaz DC 1966–1968
Cesare Bionaz DC 1968–1969 V Legislature
Mauro Bordon DC 1969–1970
Cesare Dujany DP 1970–1973
Cesare Dujany DP 1973–1974 VI Legislature
Mario Andrione UV 1974–1978
Mario Andrione UV 1978–1983 VII Legislature
Mario Andrione UV 1983–1984 VIII Legislature
Augusto Rollandin UV 1984–1988
Augusto Rollandin UV 1988–1990 IX Legislature
Gianni Bondaz DC 1990–1992
Ilario Lanivi AI 1992–1993
Dino Viérin UV 1993–1998 X Legislature
Dino Viérin UV 1998–2002 XI Legislature
Roberto Louvin UV 2002–2003
Carlo Perrin UV 2003–2004 XII Legislature
Luciano Caveri UV 2004–2008
Augusto Rollandin UV 2008–2013 XIII Legislature
Augusto Rollandin UV 2013–present XIV Legislature

Source: Regional Government of Aosta Valley – Governments since 1946

Legislative branch

The Council of the Valley (French: Conseil de la Vallée, Italian: Consiglio regionale della Valle d'Aosta) is composed of 35 members. The Council is elected for a five-year term.

Political parties and elections

Latest regional election

Parties     votes votes (%)   seats
Valdostan Union 24,121 33.5 13
Edelweiss (incl. Lega Nord VdA) 8,824 12.2 5
Autonomist Federation (incl. Union of the Centre) 1,572 2.2 -
Aosta Valley coalition 34,517 47.9 18
Progressive Valdostan Union 13,843 19.2 7
Autonomy Liberty Participation Ecology 8,943 12.4 5
Democratic Party – VdA Left[2] 6,401 8.9 3
Autonomy Liberty Democracy 29,187 40.5 15
Five Star Movement 4,773 6.6 2
The People of Freedom 2,961 4.1 -
Others 622 0.9 -
Total 72,060 100.0 35

Source: Aosta Valley Region

Latest general election in Aosta Valley

Chamber of Deputies

Candidate Party/coalition       votes       %
Rudi Marguerettaz Aosta Valley coalition 18,376 25.4
Laurent Viérin Progressive Valdostan Union 18,191 25.1
Jean Pierre Guichardaz Autonomy Liberty Democracy 14,340 19.8
Roberto Cognetta Five Star Movement 13,403 18.5
Giorgia Meloni Brothers of Italy 3,051 4.2
Nicoletta Spelegatti Lega Nord Valle d'Aosta 2,384 3.3
Other candidates Other parties 2,691 3.7
Total 72,436 100.0

Source: Aosta Valley Region


Candidate Party/coalition       votes       %
Albert Lanièce Aosta Valley coalition 24,609 37.0
Patrizia Morelli Autonomy Liberty Democracy 20,430 30.8
Stefano Ferrero Five Star Movement 13,760 20.7
Sandy Cane Lega Nord Valle d'Aosta 2,608 3.9
Other candidates Other parties 5,032 7.6
Total 66,439 100.0

Source: Aosta Valley Region



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