The Politics of Lazio, Italy takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democracy, whereby the President of Regional Government is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the Regional Government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Regional Council.
Main article: Government of Lazio
The Regional Government (Giunta Regionale) is presided by the President of the Region (Presidente della Regione), who is elected for a five-year term, and is composed by the president and the ministers (Assessori), who are currently 16, including a vice president.
Main article: List of presidents of Lazio
|Metropolitan City of Rome Capital||4,352,359||Virginia Raggi
|Five Star Movement||2016|
|Province of Frosinone||489,716||Antonio Pompeo||Democratic Party||2014|
|Province of Latina||575,218||Carlo Medici||Democratic Party||2018|
|Province of Rieti||156,148||Mariano Calisse||Independent (centre-right)||2018|
|Province of Viterbo||317,799||Pietro Nocchi||Democratic Party||2017|
|Frosinone||46,649||Nicola Ottaviani||Forza Italia||2012|
|Latina||126,478||Damiano Coletta||Independent (centre-left)||2016|
|Rieti||47,405||Antonio Cicchetti||Forza Italia||2017|
|Rome||2,857,046||Virginia Raggi||Five Star Movement||2016|
|Viterbo||67,831||Giovanni Arena||Forza Italia||2018|
Main article: Regional Council of Lazio
The Regional Council of Lazio (Consiglio Regionale del Lazio) is composed of 51 members, of which 39 are elected in provincial constituencies with proportional representation, 10 from the so-called "regional list" of the elected president and the last one is for the candidate for president who comes second, who usually becomes the leader of the opposition in the council.
The council is elected for a five-year term, but, if the president suffers a vote of no confidence, resigns or dies, under the simul stabunt vel simul cadent clause (introduced in 1999), also the council will be dissolved and there will be a fresh election.
Main article: Elections in Lazio
Main article: 2018 Lazio regional election
In the latest regional election, which took place on 4 March 2018, incumbent President Nicola Zingaretti (Democratic Party) was narrowly re-elected.
|Free and Equal||88,416||3.48||1|
|Brothers of Italy||220,460||8.69||3|
|Us with Italy–UDC||41.234||1.63||1|
|Energies for Italy||37,043||1.46||–|
|Roberta Lombardi||835,137||26.99||–||Five Star Movement||559,752||22.06||10|
|Sergio Pirozzi for President||93,942||3.70||1|
|Nathan List (PLI – PRI)||3,443||0.14||–|
|Mauro Antonini||59,898||1.94||–||CasaPound Italy||42,609||1.68||–|
|Elisabetta Canitano||43,895||1.42||–||Power to the People||33,372||1.32||–|
|Jean Leonard Touadi||7,708||0.25||–||Popular Civic List||6,073||0.24||–|
|Giovanni Paolo Azzaro||7,614||0.25||–||Christian Democracy||5,325||0.21||–|
|Rosati Stefano||4,952||0.16||–||Reconquer Italy||2,565||0.10||–|
|Total candidates||3,094,036||100.00||2||Total parties||2,537,138||100.00||49|
|Source: Ministry of the Interior|