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Politics of Apulia

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The Politics of Apulia, 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.


  • Executive 1
    • List of Presidents 1.1
  • Legislative branch 2
  • Parties and elections 3
    • Latest regional election 3.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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 ten.[1]

List of Presidents

Name Term of office Political Party Legislature
1 Gennaro Trisorio Liuzzi 1970 1975 DC I (1970)
2 Nicola Rotolo 1975 1978 DC II (1975)
3 Nicola Quarta 1978 1980 DC
1980 1983 III (1980)
4 Angelo Monfredi 1983 1983 DC
(1) Gennaro Trisorio Liuzzi 1983 1 October 1985 DC
5 Salvatore Fitto 1 October 1985 8 October 1990 DC IV (1985)
6 Michele Bellomo 8 October 1990 10 June 1992 DC V (1990)
7 Cosimo Convertino 10 June 1992 4 December 1992 PSI
8 Giovanni Copertino 4 December 1992 10 August 1993 DC
9 Vito Savino 10 August 1993 21 February 1994 DC
10 Giuseppe Martellotta 21 February 1994 24 April 1995 DC
11 Salvatore Distasio 24 April 1995 17 April 2000 FI VI (1995)
12 Raffaele Fitto 17 April 2000 4 April 2005 FI VII (2000)
13 Nichi Vendola 4 April 2005 30 March 2010 PRC/SEL VIII (2005)
30 March 2010 1 June 2015 IX (2010)
14 Michele Emiliano 1 June 2015 incumbent PD X (2015)

Legislative branch

The Regional Council of Apulia (Consiglio Regionale della Puglia) is composed of 70 members and is elected with proportional representation plus a majority premium for the winning coalition.[2] 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.[3]

Parties and elections

Latest regional election


  1. ^
  2. ^ La Repubblica – Regional electoral law
  3. ^ Regional Council of Lombardy – 1999 Constitutional law

External links

  • Apulia Region
  • Regional Council of Apulia
  • Constitution of Apulia
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