2018 Italian local elections

The 2018 Italian local elections were held on different dates; most on 10 June, with a second round on 24 June. In Italy, direct elections were held in 720 municipalities: in each comune were chosen mayor and members of the City Council. Of the 783 municipalities, 21 were provincial capitala and only 112 had a population higher than 15,000 inhabitants (10,000 for Sicily).[1]

In Friuli-Venezia Giulia the elections were held on 29 April with a second ballot on 13 May; while in Aosta Valley they were held on 20 May, and in Trentino Alto-Adige on 27 May.

Voting SystemEdit

All mayoral elections in Italy in cities with a population higher than 15,000 use the same voting system. Under this system voters express a direct choice for the mayor or an indirect choice voting for the party of the candidate's coalition. If no candidate receives at least 50% of votes, the top two candidates go to a second round after two weeks. This gives a result whereby the winning candidate may be able to claim majority support, although it is not guaranteed.

The election of the City Council is based on a direct choice for the candidate with a preference vote: the candidate with the majority of the preferences is elected. The number of the seats for each party is determined proportionally.

Municipal electionsEdit

Overall resultsEdit

Majority of each coalition in the 112 municipalities (comuni) with a population higher than 15,000:[2]

Coalition Comuni
Centre-right coalition 43
Centre-left coalition 27
Five Star Movement 5
Independents and others 35
By party

Party results in the main municipalities:[3]

Party %
Democratic Party 13.6%
Five Star Movement 11.5%
League 10.9%
Forza Italia 6.0%
Brothers of Italy 3.6%
Free and Equal 0.9%
Centre-right civic lists 13.6%
Centre-left civic lists 12.4%

Mayoral election resultsEdit

  Prefectural commissioner
Region City Population Incumbent mayor Elected mayor 1st round 2nd round Seats Source
Votes % Votes %
  Lombardy Brescia 196,745 Emilio Del Bono (PD) Emilio Del Bono (PD) 44,237 53,86%
20 / 32
[1]
Sondrio 21,558 Alcide Molteni (PD) Marco Scaramellini (Ind.) 4,923 46.80% 5,437 60.37%
20 / 32
[2]
  Veneto Treviso 84.669 Giovanni Manildo (PD) Mario Conte (LSP) 21,836 54.48%
20 / 32
[3]
Vicenza 111.980 Achille Variati (PD) Francesco Rucco (Ind.) 24,271 50.63%
20 / 32
[4]
  Friuli-Venezia Giulia Udine 99,242 Furio Honsell (Ind.) Pietro Fontanini (LSP) 18,619 41.49% 18,830 50.37%
24 / 40
[5]
  Liguria Imperia 42.328 Carlo Capacci (Ind.) Claudio Scajola (Ind.) 7,397 35.28% 8,136 52.05%
20 / 32
[6]
  Tuscany Massa 68.946 Alessandro Volpi (PD) Francesco Persiani (LSP) 9,916 28.18% 17,830 56.62%
20 / 32
[7]
Pisa 90.408 Marco Filippeschi (PD) Michele Conti (Ind.) 13,795 33.36% 20,692 52.29%
20 / 32
[8]
Siena 53.772 Bruno Valentini (PD) Luigi De Mossi (Ind.) 6,400 24.23% 12,065 50.80%
20 / 32
[9]
  Umbria Terni 111.317 Antonino Cufalo[a] Leonardo Latini (LSP) 25,531 49.22% 26,185 63.42%
20 / 32
[10]
  Marche Ancona 100,861 Valeria Mancinelli (PD) Valeria Mancinelli (PD) 20,738 47.92% 21,152 62.78%
20 / 32
[11]
  Lazio Viterbo 67.619 Leonardo Michelini (Ind.) Giovanni Arena (FI) 13,022 40.22% 12,377 51.09%
20 / 32
[12]
  Abruzzo Teramo 54,436 Luigi Pizzi[b] Gianguido D'Alberto (Ind.) 6,492 21.13% 12,205 53.26%
20 / 32
[13]
  Campania Avellino 54.515 Paolo Foti (PD) Vincenzo Ciampi (M5S) 6,535 20.22% 13,694 59.54%
5 / 32
[14]
  Apulia Barletta 94,489 Pasquale Cascella (PD) Cosimo Cannito (Ind.) 26,587 53.03%
20 / 32
[15]
Brindisi 87,534 Santi Giuffrè[c] Riccardo Rossi (Ind.) 10,253 23.49% 16,658 56.61%
20 / 32
[16]
  Sicily Catania 311,763 Enzo Bianco (PD) Salvo Pogliese (FI) 69,029 52.33%
23 / 35
[17]
Messina 234,758 Renato Accorinti (Ind.) Cateno De Luca (SV) 23,616 19.81% 47,835 65.28%
0 / 32
[18]
Ragusa 73.631 Federico Piccitto (M5S) Giuseppe Cassì (Ind.) 7,295 20.83% 13,492 53.07%
14 / 24
[19]
Syracuse 121,933 Giancarlo Garozzo (PD) Francesco Italia (Ind.) 10,626 19.62% 18,210 52.99%
9 / 32
Trapani 68,370 Francesco Messineo[d] Giacomo Tranchida (PD) 24,052 70.68%
19 / 24
[20]
  1. ^ Prefectural commissioner replacing mayor Leopoldo Di Girolamo (Democratic Party) since 22 February 2018
  2. ^ Prefectural commissioner replacing mayor Maurizio Brucchi (Forza Italia) since 4 December 2017
  3. ^ Prefectural commissioner replacing mayor Angela Carluccio (CoR) since 26 May 2017
  4. ^ Prefectural commissioner since July 2017, as the quorum was not reached at 2017 municipal election.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elezioni comunali – I comuni al voto
  2. ^ Ballottaggi: vince il centrodestra
  3. ^ "Bilancio del primo turno: chi ha vinto (e chi ha perso) le Comunali 2018?". www.youtrend.it. 12 June 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2018.