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2018 President of the Italian Senate election

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2018 President of the Italian Senate election
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First ballot: Majority of the entire membership needed to win
321 members, 161 votes needed to win
Last (third) ballot: Majority of members present needed to win
319 members voting, 160 needed to win
  Majority party Minority party
  Elisabetta Alberti Casellati cropped.jpg Valeria Fedeli datisenato 2018.jpg
Candidate Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati Valeria Fedeli
Party Forza Italia Democratic Party
Seat Veneto Campania
First ballot 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
Third ballot 240 (75.2%) 54 (16.9%)

President of the Senate before election

Pietro Grasso
Free and Equal

Elected President of the Senate

Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati
Forza Italia

The election for the President of the Senate of the Republic who would serve through the legislature XVIII of Italy took place on 23 and 24 March 2022, over three weeks after the 2018 Italian general election. It took place by secret ballot, as required by the assembly's standing orders. Former President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano, being the oldest Senator present, served as the acting presiding officer.

Following an agreement between the centre-right coalition and the Five Star Movement, Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati became the first woman to be elected to the office.[1][2]

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Source: "2018 President of the Italian Senate election", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 28th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_President_of_the_Italian_Senate_election.

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References
  1. ^ "Italienische Wahlsieger einigen sich auf Parlamentspräsidenten". Der Spiegel. 24 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Italienische Wahlsieger einigen sich auf Parlamentspräsidenten [1:10]". Südtirol News. 25 March 2018. Archived from the original on 30 March 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2018.

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