Corsican Assembly

The Corsican Assembly (Corsican: Assemblea di Corsica; French: L'Assemblée de Corse) is the unicameral legislative body of the territorial collectivity of Corsica. It has its seat at the Grand Hôtel d'Ajaccio et Continental, in the Corsican capital of Ajaccio. After the 2017 territorial elections, the assembly was expanded from 51 to 63 seats, with the executive council expanding from 9 to 11 members (including the president).[1]

Corsican Assembly

Assemblea di Corsica
L'Assemblée de Corse
Founded2 March 1982
President of the Assembly
Jean-Guy Talamoni, Corsica Libera
since 17 December 2015
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Political groups
Last election
Meeting place
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Grand Hôtel d'Ajaccio et Continental, Ajaccio


Before 1975, Corsica was a département of the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

On 2 March 1982, a law was passed that gave Corsica the status of territorial collectivity (collectivité territoriale), abolishing the Corsican Regional Council which had existed before. Unlike the regional councils, the Corsican Assembly has executive powers over the island.

In 1992, three institutions were formed in the territorial collectivity of Corsica:


Members of the Corsican Assembly were first called "territorial councillors" in reference to Corsica's status as a collectivité territoriale. Members are now called "Councillors of the Corsican Assembly", or in unofficial and everyday speech, just "Councillors".


  • Economic development
  • Taxation
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Housing
  • Education and training
  • Language
  • Transport
  • Forestry and agriculture
  • Culture
  • Tourism
  • Sports & youth


There are 63 members of the Assembly, elected for a six-year term via a closed party list and two rounds of voting. To pass beyond the first round, a candidate requires an absolute majority, whereas in the second round a plurality is sufficient.

The list that wins in the first or second round automatically obtains three seats as a "premium to the majority". The other seats are distributed based on proportional representation.

At the first meeting of Assembly Councillors after an election, the councillors elect an Assembly President in a plurality ballot. This is also a two round contest, with an absolute majority required to proceed to the second round. At the same time as the election of the President, the Assembly also elects the ten members that will make up the President's Committee (bureau).

In contrast to the executives of the regional councils, Assembly Councillors may not also be members of the Corsican Executive Council. Election to the executive requires resignation from the Assembly.


Leader List First round Second round Seats
Votes % Votes % Seats %
Gilles Simeoni PaC (FCCL) 54,212 45.36 67,253 56.46 41 65.08
Jean-Martin Mondoloni Regionalist right 17,891 14.97 21,784 18.29 10 15.87
Jean-Charles Orsucci REM 13,455 11.26 15,080 12.66 6 9.52
Valérie Bozzi DVD (LR support) 15,265 12.77 14,990 12.59 6 9.52
Paul-Félix Benedetti Rinnovu 7,996 6.69
Jacques Casamarta CIPCF 6,787 5.68
Charles Giacomi FN 3,917 3.28
Total 119,523 100.00 119,107 100.00 63 100.00
Valid votes 119,523 97.91 119,107 96.75
Blank votes 1,251 1.02 2,079 1.69
Null votes 1,301 1.07 1,923 1.56
Turnout 122,075 52.10 123,109 52.55
Abstentions 112,213 47.90 111,180 47.45
Registered voters 234,288 234,289
Source: Ministry of the Interior (first round), Ministry of the Interior (second round)

Presidents of the Corsican AssemblyEdit

Assembly membersEdit

Members since 2015:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Morgane Rubetti (1 December 2017). "Corse : cinq questions pour comprendre les élections territoriales". Le Figaro. Retrieved 2 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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