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2022 President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies election

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2022 Italian President of the Chamber of Deputies election

← 2018 13—14 October 2022

First ballot: 2/3 of the entire membership needed to win
400 members, 267 votes needed to win
Final (fourth) ballot: a majority of members present needed to win
392 members present, 197 votes needed to win
  Majority party Minority party
 
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Candidate Lorenzo Fontana Maria Cecilia Guerra
Party League Democratic Party
Seat Veneto 2 Piedmont 1
First round 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%)
Final round 222 (56.63%) 77 (19.6%)

  Third party Fourth party
 
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Candidate Federico Cafiero De Raho Matteo Richetti
Party Five Star Movement Action
Seat Emilia-Romagna Emilia-Romagna
First round 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%)
Final round 52 (13.26%) 22 (5.61%)

President before election

Roberto Fico
Five Star Movement

Elected President

Lorenzo Fontana
Lega

The election of the President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies who would serve through the legislature XIX of Italy took place on 13 and 14 October 2022, almost four weeks after the 2022 Italian general election. Lorenzo Fontana, a member of the Lega was elected on the fourth ballot with 222 votes.[1]

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Chamber of Deputies (Italy)

Chamber of Deputies (Italy)

The Chamber of Deputies is the lower house of the bicameral Italian Parliament. The two houses together form a perfect bicameral system, meaning they perform identical functions, but do so separately. The Chamber of Deputies has 400 seats, of which 392 will be elected from Italian constituencies, and 8 from Italian citizens living abroad. Deputies are styled The Honourable and meet at Palazzo Montecitorio.

Legislature XIX of Italy

Legislature XIX of Italy

The Legislature XIX of Italian Republic is the current legislature of the Italian Parliament, which started on 13 October 2022.

2022 Italian general election

2022 Italian general election

The 2022 Italian general election was a snap election held in Italy on 25 September 2022. After the fall of the Draghi government, which led to a parliamentary impasse, President Sergio Mattarella dissolved the parliament on 21 July, and called for new elections. Regional elections in Sicily were held on the same day. The results of the general election showed the centre-right coalition led by Giorgia Meloni's Brothers of Italy, a radical-right political party with neo-fascist roots, winning an absolute majority of seats in the Italian Parliament. Meloni was appointed Prime Minister of Italy on 22 October, becoming the first woman to hold that position.

Lorenzo Fontana

Lorenzo Fontana

Lorenzo Fontana is an Italian politician and member of the League (Lega), who is serving as President of the Chamber of Deputies since 14 October 2022.

Lega (political party)

Lega (political party)

Lega, whose official name is Lega per Salvini Premier, is a right-wing populist political party in Italy, led by Matteo Salvini. The LSP is the informal successor of Lega Nord and, while sharing the latter's heartland in northern Italy, it is active all around the country.

History

As required by the assembly's standing orders, the election took place by secret ballot. Ettore Rosato, of Action – Italia Viva (A–IV), being the most senior member to have served as Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies in the previous legislature and to be re-elected in the incumbent legislature, served as acting presiding officer.[2]

In early October the centre-right coalition, who had 237 seats, 36 more than the absolute majority, designed Riccardo Molinari, a member of the League, as its official candidate to the Presidency of the Chamber. On the first three ballots, as a two thirds supermajority was required according to the standing orders, and no political coalition had enough seats to reach such a number, party leaders instructed MPs to cast blank ballots. Nonetheless, some members received a few votes on the first three ballots regardless.

Following the election of Ignazio La Russa as President of the Senate and tensions within the centre-right, Lorenzo Fontana replaced Molinari as the official candidate of the conservative coalition shortly after the third ballot took place.[3]

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Results

First ballot

Candidate Party Votes
Riccardo Molinari Lega 4
Enrico Letta Democratic Party 3
Others 6
Blank votes 368
Invalid votes 7
Did not vote[a] 8
Needed to win 267[b]

Second ballot

Candidate Party Votes
Enrico Letta Democratic Party 4
Riccardo Molinari Lega 3
Nico Stumpo Democratic Party 3
Others 7
Blank votes 368
Invalid votes 7
Did not vote 11
Needed to win 259[c]

Third ballot

Candidate Party Votes
Andrea Casu Democratic Party 3
Riccardo Molinari Lega 3
Others 7
Blank votes 368
Invalid votes 7
Did not vote 22
Needed to win 252[d]

Fourth ballot

Candidate Party Votes
Lorenzo Fontana Lega 222
Maria Cecilia Guerra Democratic Party 77
Federico Cafiero de Raho Five Star Movement 52
Matteo Richetti Action – Italia Viva 22
Others 2
Blank votes 6
Invalid votes 11
Did not vote 11
Needed to win 197[e]

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Lega (political party)

Lega (political party)

Lega, whose official name is Lega per Salvini Premier, is a right-wing populist political party in Italy, led by Matteo Salvini. The LSP is the informal successor of Lega Nord and, while sharing the latter's heartland in northern Italy, it is active all around the country.

Enrico Letta

Enrico Letta

Enrico Letta is an Italian politician who served as Prime Minister of Italy from April 2013 to February 2014, leading a grand coalition of centre-left and centre-right parties. Since March 2021, Letta has been leader of the Democratic Party (PD).

Democratic Party (Italy)

Democratic Party (Italy)

The Democratic Party is a social-democratic political party in Italy. The party's secretary is Enrico Letta, elected in March 2021, after the resignation of the former leader Nicola Zingaretti, while its president is Valentina Cuppi.

Lorenzo Fontana

Lorenzo Fontana

Lorenzo Fontana is an Italian politician and member of the League (Lega), who is serving as President of the Chamber of Deputies since 14 October 2022.

Five Star Movement

Five Star Movement

The Five Star Movement is a political party in Italy. Its leader and president is Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy from 2018 until 2021. The M5S was founded on 4 October 2009 by Beppe Grillo, a comedian and blogger, and Gianroberto Casaleggio, a web strategist. The party is primarily described as populist, of the syncretic kind, due to its members' insistence that it has no place in the left–right political spectrum.

Matteo Richetti

Matteo Richetti

Matteo Richetti is an Italian politician, a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies and former spokesman of the Democratic Party.

Action – Italia Viva

Action – Italia Viva

Action – Italia Viva, informally known as the Third Pole, is a liberal and centrist parliamentary group and electoral list which ran in the 2022 Italian general election. The list is led by Carlo Calenda. During the 19th legislature, it named its parliamentary group Action – Italia Viva – Renew Europe in the Chamber and the Senate.

Source: "2022 President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies election", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 28th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_President_of_the_Italian_Chamber_of_Deputies_election.

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Notes
  1. ^ Members in this category did not cast a ballot and weren't counted for the purpose of determining whether a quorum was present
  2. ^ 2/3 of members
  3. ^ 2/3 of members present
  4. ^ 2/3 of members present
  5. ^ A majority of members present
References
  1. ^ "Italy parliament elects right-wing Fontana as new speaker". 14 October 2022. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Il discorso integrale di Ettore Rosato alla Camera per l'avvio della legislatura" (in Italian). 13 December 2022. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Camera, Lega: "Fontana candidato a presidenza"". 13 October 2022. Retrieved 8 January 2023.

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