Politics of Molise

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The Politics of Molise, 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 8.[1]

List of Presidents

President Party Period
I Legislature
Carlo Vitale DC 1970–1973
Giustino D'Uva DC 1972–1975
II Legislature
Florindo D'Aimmo DC 1975–1980
III Legislature
Florindo D'Aimmo DC 1980–1982
Giustino D'Uva DC 1982–1984
Ulderico Adolfo Colagiovanni DC 1984–1985
IV Legislature
Paolo Nuvoli DC 1985–1988
Fernando Di Laura Frattura DC 1988–1990
V Legislature
Enrico Santoro DC 1990–1992
Luigi Di Bartolomeo DC 1992–1994
Giovanni Di Giandomenico DC 1994–1995
VI Legislature
Marcello Veneziale PDS 1995–1998
Angelo Michele Iorio UDR 1998–1999
Marcello Veneziale DS 1999–2000
VII Legislature
Giovanni Di Stasi L'Ulivo 2000–2001
VIII Legislature
Angelo Michele Iorio FI 2001–2006
IX Legislature
Angelo Michele Iorio FI 2006–2011
X Legislature
Angelo Michele Iorio PdL 2011–2013
VXI Legislature
Paolo di Laura Frattura PD 2013–present

Legislative branch

The Regional Council of Molise (Consiglio Regionale del Molise) is composed of 30 members. 24 councillors are elected in provincial constituencies by proportional representation using the largest remainder method with a Droop quota and open lists, while 6 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 50% of the total seats in the council with PR, only 3 candidates from the regional list will be chosen and the number of those elected in provincial constituencies will be 26. If the winning coalition receives less than 40% of votes special seats are added to the council to ensure a large majority for the President's coalition.[2]

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 clause introduced in 1999 (literally they will stand together or they will fall together), also the Council is dissolved and a snap election is called.[3]


Main article: Elections in Molise

Latest regional election

Candidates Regional lists Provincial lists Total
votes % seats Parties votes % seats group
Paolo di Laura Frattura 85,881 44.70 3 Democratic Party 24,892 14.84 3 12
Rise Molise 14,282 8.51 1
Italy of Values 12,156 7.25 1
Union for Molise 11,022 6.57 1
Union of Democrats for Europe 6,831 4.07 1
Party of Italian Communists 5,512 3.29 1
Left Ecology Freedom 5,015 2.99 1
Italian Socialist Party 3,149 1.88 0
We for Molise 1,282 0.76 -
Michele Iorio 49,567 25.80 1 The People of Freedom 17,310 10.32 2 5
Union of the Centre 10,514 6.27 1
Great South 8,565 5.10 1
Project Molise 7,383 4.40 -
The Right 2,440 1.45 -
Antonio Federico 32,200 16.76 - Five Star Movement 20,437 12.18 2 2
Massimo Romano 21.160 11.0 - Building Democracy 8,503 5.07 1 1
Act Molise 4,941 2.94 0
Democrats for Molise 1,114 0.66 0
Antonio De Lellis 2,158 1.12 - Democratic Revolution 1,562 0.93 0
Camillo Colella 1,141 0.59 - Work, Sport and Social 873 0.52 0
Total candidates 192,107 100.00 5 Total parties 167,783 100.00 16 21

Source: Ministry of the Interior


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