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Legislative elections: Chamber of Deputies, 5-year term, 630 seats, 4% threshold (coalitions 10%, within 2%, several exceptions), party-list PR + majority bonus:
           · President: Giorgio Napolitano (PD) · Prime Minister: Matteo Renzi (PD) · Government: PD, NCD (PDL spin-off), SC, PPI (SC spin-off), UDC

Party 2013 2008
Partito Democratico (PD)
Democratic Party
Social democracy
Christian left
 
2007
  
 
PES
PA
 
25,4% 297 33,2% 217
Sinistra Ecologia Libertą (SEL)
Left Ecology Freedom
Democratic socialism
Eco-socialism
 
2010
 
 
 
 
 
3,2% 37 - -
Centro Democratico (CD)
Democratic Centre
Centrism
Social liberalism
 
2012
 
 
 
 
 
0,5% 6 - -
Südtiroler Volkspartei (SVP)
South Tyrolean People's Party
German minority interests
Ladin minority interests
Christian democracy
1945
 
 
EPP''
 
 
0,4% 5 0,4% 2
Il Popolo della Libertą (PDL)
The People of Freedom
(reorganised into Forward Italy in 2014)
Liberal conservatism
Christian democracy
 
2009
1994'
 
EPP
 
 
21,6% 98 37,4% 276
Lega Nord (LN)
League North
Regionalism
Right-wing populism
 
1989
  
 
 
 
 
4,1% 18 8,3% 60
Fratelli d'Italia – Alleanza Nazionale (FDI-AN)
Brothers of Italy – National Alliance
National conservatism
 
 
2012
  
 
 
 
 
2,0% 9 - -
Grande Sud – MPA (GS)
Great South – MPA
(2008: MPA)
Regionalism
Christian democracy
 
2011
 
 
 
 
 
0,4% - 1,1% 8
Movimento 5 Stelle (MCS)
Five Star Movement
Anti-corruption politics
Participatory democracy
Euroscepticism
2009
 
 
 
 
 
25,6% 109 - -
Scelta Civica (SC)
Civic Choice
Liberalism
 
 
2012
 
 
 
 
 
8,3% 39 - -
Unione di Centro (UDC)
Union of the Centre
Christian democracy
Social conservatism 
 
2002
 
 
EPP
CDI 
 
1,8% 8 5,6% 36
Rivoluzione Civile (RC)
Civil Revolution
(IDV, PRC, PDCI, VERDI et al.; 2008: SA)
Anti-corruption politics
Communism
Green politics
2012
 
 
 
 
 
2,2% - 3,1% -
Italia dei Valori (IDV)
Italy of Values
(affiliated to RC in 2013)
Anti-corruption politics
Centrism
 
1998
  
 
ALDE
 
 
- - 4,4% 29
Aosta Valley/Abroad - 4 - 2
Others 4,5% - 6,5% -
Total - 630 - 630
Turnout 75,2% 80,5%

 © 2013 Wolfram Nordsieck. Pre-election coalitions:         . Source: Ministero dell'Interno (http://elezioni.interno.it).

Archive: Governments · Elections I · Elections II (1946-2008).