2014 Sardinian Regional Election
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2014 Sardinian Regional Election
2014 Sardinian regional election

← 2009 16 February 2014 2019 →

All 60 seats to the Regional Council of Sardinia
Turnout52.28% (Decrease15.3%)
  Majority party Minority party
  Pigliaru crop.jpg Ugo Cappellacci 2009.jpg
Candidate Francesco Pigliaru Ugo Cappellacci
Party PD FI
Alliance Center-left
coalition
Center-right
coalition
Seats won 36 24
Seat change Increase 9 Decrease 29
Popular vote 312,982 292,395
Percentage 42.4% 39.6%
Swing Decrease 0.5% Decrease 12.3%

The Sardinian regional election of 2014 took place on 16 February 2014.

Francesco Pigliaru of the Democratic Party defeated incumbent Ugo Cappellacci of Forza Italia. The combined score of the highly fragmented Sardist parties was 26%.[1]

The Five Star Movement did not take part to the election, after Beppe Grillo refused to concede the use of his party's symbol.

The notorious novelist Michela Murgia, who received more than the 10% of votes, wasn't elected because of the new high electoral threshold.

New electoral system

In 2013 Sardinian electoral law was changed once again.

While the President of Sardinia and the first leader of the opposition are still elected at-large, 58 councillors, instead of 64 as it was before, are elected by party lists under a form of semi-proportional representation. The winning coalition receives a jackpot of additional seats, which are divided between all majority parties using the D'Hondt method, as it happens between the losing lists. Each party then distributes its seats to its provincial lists, where candidates are openly selected.

The electoral threshold is fixed at 10% for coalitions and 5% for single parties. No electoral threshold is fixed for those parties inside a coalition. The leader of the alliance which receives a plurality of votes and at least 25% of votes becomes the President of Sardinia.

Results

Sardinian Regional Council 2014.svg
Candidates Votes % Seats Parties Votes % Seats
Francesco Pigliaru 312,982 42.45 1 Democratic Party 150,492 22.06 18
Left Ecology Freedom 35,376 5.18 4
Party of Sardinians 18,178 2.66 2
Red Moors 13,892 2.63 2
Democratic Centre 14,451 2.11 2
Communist Refoundation Party 13,892 2.03 2
Christian Popular Union 11,639 1.70 1
Italian Socialist Party 9,518 1.39 1
Italy of Values-The Greens 7,551 1.10 1
Independence Republic of Sardinia 5,599 0.82 1
The Base 4,897 0.71 1
Total 289,573 42.45 35
Ugo Cappellacci 292,395 39.65 1 Forza Italia 126,327 18.52 10
Union of the Centre 51,923 7.61 4
Sardinian Reformers 41,060 6.02 3
Sardinian Action Party 31,886 4.67 3
Brothers of Italy 19,275 2.82 1
Sardinian Democratic Union 17,728 2.60 1
Sardinia Free Zone 11,150 1.63 1
Total 299.349 43.89 23
Michela Murgia 75,981 10.30 - Project Republic of Sardinia 18,845 2.76 -
Gentes 15,271 2.24 -
Comunitades 12,074 1.77 -
Total 46,190 6.77 -
Mauro Pili 42,236 5.72 - Unidos 19,356 2.83 -
Mauro Pili for President 11,454 1.68 -
Fortza Paris 5,018 0.73 -
Soberania 1,231 0.18 -
Total 37.059 5.43 -
Pierfranco Devias 7,626 1.03 - United Independentist Front 4,772 0.70 -
Luigi Amedeo Sanna 6,085 0.82 - Free Zone Movement 5.079 0.74 -
Invalid votes 37,634 -
Total candidates 737,305 100.00 2 Total parties 682,022 100.00 58
Registered voters 1,480,332 52.34
Source: Autonomous Region of Sardinia - Results (1,828 of 1,836 President; 1,824 of 1,826 Lists)
Popular vote
PD
22.06%
FI
18.52%
UdC
7.61%
RS
6.02%
SEL
5.18%
PSd'Az
4.67%
Unidos
2.83%
FdI
2.82%
Others
30.29%
President
Pigliaru
42.45%
Cappellacci
39.65%
Murgia
10.30%
Pili
5.72%
Devias
1.03%
Sanna
0.82%

References


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