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Politics of Apulia

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Politics of Apulia

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.


Executive branch

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.

Legislative branch

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.

Latest regional election

In the latest regional election, which took place on 31 May 2015, Michele Emiliano of the Democratic Party was elected President by a landslide over a fragmented set of opponents. The Democrats were narrowly the largest party with 19.8% of the vote, but two lists named after Emiliano got an additional combined 14.0%.


Politics of Apulia Wikipedia

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