Politics of Apulia
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The Politics of Apulia, 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.
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 ten.
List of Presidents
|Name||Term of office||Political Party||Legislature|
|1||Gennaro Trisorio Liuzzi||1970||1975||DC||I (1970)|
|2||Nicola Rotolo||1975||1978||DC||II (1975)|
|(1)||Gennaro Trisorio Liuzzi||1983||1 October 1985||DC|
|5||Salvatore Fitto||1 October 1985||8 October 1990||DC||IV (1985)|
|6||Michele Bellomo||8 October 1990||10 June 1992||DC||V (1990)|
|7||Cosimo Convertino||10 June 1992||4 December 1992||PSI|
|8||Giovanni Copertino||4 December 1992||10 August 1993||DC|
|9||Vito Savino||10 August 1993||21 February 1994||DC|
|10||Giuseppe Martellotta||21 February 1994||24 April 1995||DC|
|11||Salvatore Distasio||24 April 1995||17 April 2000||FI||VI (1995)|
|12||Raffaele Fitto||17 April 2000||4 April 2005||FI||VII (2000)|
|13||Nichi Vendola||4 April 2005||30 March 2010||PRC/SEL||VIII (2005)|
|30 March 2010||1 June 2015||IX (2010)|
|14||Michele Emiliano||1 June 2015||incumbent||PD||X (2015)|
The Regional Council of Apulia (Consiglio Regionale della Puglia) is composed of 70 members and is elected with proportional representation plus a majority premium for the winning coalition. 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 vel simul cadent clause (introduced in 1999), also the Council will be dissolved and there will be a fresh election.