2018 Friuli-Venezia Giulia regional election

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All 49 seats to the Regional Council
Turnout49.65% Decrease 0.86%
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
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Sergio Bolzonello.jpg
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Leader Massimiliano Fedriga Sergio Bolzonello Alessandro Fraleoni Morgera
Party Legue Democratic Party Five Star Movement
Alliance Centre-right coalition Centre-left coalition
Seats won 29 14 4
Seat change Increase12 Decrease13 Decrease1
Popular vote 307,123 144,363 62,776
Percentage 57.1% 26.8% 11.7%
Swing Increase18.1% Decrease12.6% Decrease7.5%

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Map of the results of the regional election. Colors identify the candidate who received a plurality in each province. Blue indicates a Fedriga majority.

President before election

Debora Serracchiani
Democratic Party

Elected President

Massimiliano Fedriga
League

The 2018 Friuli-Venezia Giulia regional election took place on 29 April 2018, to elect the President and the Regional council of the Italian autonomous region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.[1]

The election saw a large victory of the centre-right candidate, Massimiliano Fedriga, with more than 57% of votes and a great showing of the League, followed by the centre-left candidate Sergio Bolzonello, who arrived second with almost 27% of votes, and the Five Star one, who gained less than 12% of votes.[2][3]

Background

In the 2013 regional election, the centre-left candidate, Debora Serracchiani, a Socialist MEP and regional leader of the Democratic Party (PD), narrowly defeated incumbent Renzo Tondo of The People of Freedom (PdL) 39.39% to 39.00%; Saverio Galluccio of the Five Star Movement (M5S) came third with 19.2% of the vote. Serracchiani was the second woman to hold the office of President of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, after Alessandra Guerra of Lega Nord Friuli-Venezia Giulia (LNFVG) in 1994–1995.[4]

However in 2017 Serracchiani announced her intention not to seek a re-election and the centre-left selected Sergio Bolzonello, former mayor of Pordenone, as the candidate for the presidency.[5][6] The centre-right coalition choose Massimiliano Fedriga, a member of the Chamber of Deputies for the League and a close ally of Matteo Salvini, as its candidate;[7] while the Five Star Movement's candidate was Alessandro Fraleoni Morgera, a former member of the right-wing party, National Alliance.[8] The former mayor of Udine, Sergio Cecotti, run as an independent at the head of an autonomist list.[9]

Parties and candidates

Political party or alliance Constituent lists Previous result Candidate
Votes (%) Seats
Centre-right coalition League (Lega) 8.3 3
Massimiliano Fedriga
Forza Italia (FI) 20.1 8
Brothers of Italy (FdI) (incl. PdF) N/A N/A
FVG Project N/A N/A
Responsible Autonomy (AR) 10.7 4
Centre-left coalition Democratic Party (PD) 26.8 19
Sergio Bolzonello
Citizens for Bolzonello President 5.3 3
Open – Left FVG N/A N/A
Slovene Union (SSk) 1.5 1
Five Star Movement (M5S) 13.8 5
Alessandro Fraleoni Morgera
Pact for Autonomy (PpA) N/A N/A
Sergio Cecotti

Opinion polling

This section reports in chronological order the data of the electoral surveys related to this election. The percentages attributed to the candidates are relative to the part of the sample that expresses a voting intention.

Date Polling firm Fedriga Bolzonello Fraleoni Morgera Cecotti Undecided Lead
14 April 2018 SWG 47–51 26–30 18–22 2–4 21 25–17
8 April 2018 Demopolis 45–51 22–28 21–27 1–5 20 29–17

Results

29 April 2018 Friuli-Venezia Giulia regional election results
Regional Council FVG 2018.svg
Candidates Votes % Seats Parties Votes % Seats
Massimiliano Fedriga 307,123 57.09 1
League 147,464 34.87 17
Forza Italia 51,234 12.11 5
FVG Project 26,596 6.29 3
Brothers of Italy 23,128 5.47 2
Responsible Autonomy 16,802 3.97 1
Total 265,224 62.71 28
Sergio Bolzonello 144,363 26.84 1
Democratic Party 76,579 18.11 9
Citizens for Bolzonello President 17,297 4.09 2
Open – Left FVG 11,715 2.77 1
Slovene Union 4,895 1.16 1
Total 110,486 26.12 13
Alessandro Fraleoni Morgera 62,776 11.67 Five Star Movement 29,862 7.06 4
Sergio Cecotti 23,696 4.40 Pact for Autonomy 17,350 4.10 2
Total candidates 537,958 100.00 2 Total parties 422,922 100.00 47
Source: Region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.


Popular vote
Lega
34.87%
PD
18.11%
FI
12.11%
M5S
7.06%
PFVG
6.29%
FdI
5.47%
PpA
4.10%
CBP
4.09%
AR
3.97%
O–SFVG
2.77%
SSk
1.16%
President
Fedriga
57.09%
Bolzonello
26.84%
Fraleoni Morgera
11.67%
Cecotti
4.40%

Analysis

Similar to the election in Molise, the M5S lost almost 20% of votes compared to the general election. On March 4, they reached almost 25%,[10] but now just over 7%. By contrast, the centre-right coalition gained more than 20% compared to March 4.[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ Elezioni regionali 2018 in Friuli Venezia Giulia, tutti i candidati, UdineToday, 26 March 2018.
  2. ^ Voto in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Fedriga vola con il 56 per cento verso la vittoria. Crolla il M5s
  3. ^ Elezioni Friuli Venezia Giulia, i risultati dello spoglio: Fedriga oltre il 50%, crollo del M5S
  4. ^ "Italian regions".
  5. ^ Serracchiani non si ricandida alla presidenza del Friuli: "Torno a Roma"
  6. ^ Elezioni Friuli Venezia Giulia 2018. Chi è Sergio Bolzonello, candidato del Pd : “Discontinuità nella continuità”
  7. ^ "Friuli, chi è il candidato del centrodestra Massimiliano Fedriga". Archived from the original on 2018-04-30. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  8. ^ Elezioni Friuli Venezia Giulia 2018. Chi è Alessandro Fraleoni Morgera: “Serracchiani ha distrutto il sistema sanitario regionale”
  9. ^ Cecotti si candida alla guida del FVG
  10. ^ a b Circoscrizione FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA