2008 Sicilian regional election

The Sicilian regional election of 2008 for the renewal of the Sicilian Regional Assembly and the election of the Presidency of Sicily, Italy, was held on 13 and on 14 April 2008.

2008 Sicilian regional election

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All 90 seats to the Sicilian Regional Assembly
  Majority party Minority party
  Raffaelelombardo.jpg Anna Finocchiaro.jpg
Leader Raffaele Lombardo Anna Finocchiaro
Party Movement for Autonomy Democratic Party
Alliance Centre-right coalition Centre-left coalition
Seats won 61 29
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 1
Popular vote 1,862,959 866,044
Percentage 65.4% 30.4%
Swing Increase 11.3% Decrease 11.2%

President before election

Salvatore Cuffaro
UDC

President-elect

Raffaele Lombardo
MpA

The election was competed by two main competitors: Raffaele Lombardo for the centre-right and Anna Finocchiaro for the centre-left. Lombardo won by a landslide, 65.3% against 30.4% of Finocchiaro.

ResultsEdit

14 April 2008 Sicilian regional election results
Candidates Votes % Seats Parties Votes % Seats
Raffaele Lombardo 1,862,959 62.35 1
The People of Freedom 900,149 32.42 34
Movement for Autonomy 371,418 13.95 15
Union of the Centre 336,826 12.51 11
Lombardo for President 119,892 4.45
Autonomist Democrats 101,449 3.76
Total 1,833,903 68.09 60
Anna Finocchiaro 866,044 30.38 9
Democratic Party 505,420 18.75 20
The Left – The Rainbow 131,213 4.87
Finocchiaro for President 83,700 3.11
Italy of Values 49,726 1.85
Total 770,059 28.59 20
Sonia Alfano 69,551 2.44 Friends of Beppe Grillo 46,396 1.72
Ruggero Razza 45,605 1.60 The Right – Tricolour Flame 39,143 1.45
Giuseppe Bonanno Conti 6,606 0.23 New Force 3,876 0.14
Total candidates 2,850,725 100.00 10 Total parties 2,693,377 100.00 80
Source: Sicilian Region
Popular vote
PdL
32.42%
PD
18.75%
MpA
13.92%
UDC
12.51%
SA
4.87%
LP
4.45%
AD
3.76%
FP
3.11%
President
Lombardo
63.35%
Finocchiaro
30.38%
Alfano
2.44%
Razza
1.60%
Conti
0.23%