Tuscan regional election, 2005
The Tuscan regional election of 2005 took place on 3–4 April 2005.
Tuscany uses for the first time its own legislation of 2004 to elect its Council. The councillors are elected in provincial constituencies by proportional representation using the largest remainder method with a Droop quota and close lists.
The number of the councillors rose to 65 from 50.
2005 election led to the return to the guide of the Region, for its second consecutive term, Claudio Martini, supported by the center-left coalition.
If the mechanisms of electoral law generated a Regional Council very similar to the incumbent one, popular vote marked a significant increase in the gap between the two sides, which was almost halved. The same plurality party, Democrats of the Left in coalition with other parties in The Olive Tree, increased of more than one hundred thousand preferences. The election was also the test for a list that led, within two years, to the national foundation of a new political entity, the Democratic Party.
Like 1995 election, Communist Refoundation Party run lonely with its candidate.
|Candidates||Regional lists||Provincial lists||Total|
|Claudio Martini||1,185,374||57.37||1||The Olive Tree||880,876||48.77||new||33||34||39|
|Party of Italian Communists||77,126||4.27||+1.2||3||3|
|Federation of the Greens||50,235||2.78||+0.4||2||2|
|Italy of Values||15,869||0.88||new||0||0|
|Alessandro Antichi||678,491||32.84||1||Forza Italia||310,427||17.19||-3.0||10||11||21|
|Union of Christian and Centre Democrats||66,186||3.66||new||3||3|
|Lega Nord Toscana||22,884||1.27||+0.7||0||0|
|Luca Ciabatti||151,560||7.33||1||Communist Refoundation Party||148,103||8.20||+1.5||4||5||5|
|Mario Gozzoli||20,845||1.01||-||Social Alternative||14,651||0.81||new||0||0|
|Total candidates||2,066,332||100.00||3||Total parties||1,806,214||100.00||=||62||65||65|
Sources: Ministry of the Interior