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Italian presidential election, 1955

Italian presidential election, 1955

28 - 29 April 1955

843 voters
562 or 422 votes needed to win
 
Nominee Giovanni Gronchi Luigi Einaudi
Party
Electoral vote 658 70
Percentage 78.1% 8.3%

President before election

Luigi Einaudi

Elected President

Giovanni Gronchi

The Italian presidential election of 1955 was held in Italy on 28 – 29 April 1955. Only members of Parliament are entitled to vote. As head of state of the Italian Republic, the President has a role of representation of national unity and guarantees that Italian politics comply with the Italian Constitution, in the framework of a parliamentary system.

At fourth round of voting, incumbent President of the Chamber of Deputies Giovanni Gronchi was elected President with 658 votes out of 843.

Candidates

Ballots

Candidate 1° Round 2° Round 3° Round 4° Round
Ferruccio Parri 308 -- -- --
Cesare Merzagora 228 225 245 --
Luigi Einaudi 120 80 61 70
Giovanni Gronchi 30 127 281 658
Antonio Segni 12 18 14 --
Raffaele De Caro -- -- 14 --
Other candidates 23 24 7 11
Blank papers 89 332 195 92
Invalid papers 5 2 2 2
Voting 815 808 817 833
Present 815 808 817 833
Source: Parliament of Italy
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