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2000 Venetian regional election

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All 60 seats to the Regional Council
  Majority party Minority party
  Giancarlo Galan daticamera.jpg Massimo Cacciari (06 02 2012).jpg
Leader Giancarlo Galan Massimo Cacciari
Party Forza Italia The Democrats
Alliance House of Freedoms The Olive Tree
Seats won 37 23
Seat change Decrease 8 Increase 3
Popular vote 1,484,585 1,032,255
Percentage 54.96% 38.22%
Swing Decrease 0.72%[1] Increase 5.87%

President before election

Giancarlo Galan
Forza Italia

Subsequent President

Giancarlo Galan
Forza Italia

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The Venetian regional election of 2000 took place on 16 April 2000.

Giancarlo Galan (Forza Italia, House of Freedoms) was re-elected for the third time President of the Region by a landslide over the centre-left candidate Massimo Cacciari (The Democrats).

Forza Italia, this time in alliance also with Liga Veneta, had its best result ever and was by far the largest party in the election, receiving 30.3% of the regional vote.

Results[edit]

16 April 2000 Venetian regional election results
Veneto Regional Council 2000.svg
Candidates Votes % Seats Parties Votes % Seat
Giancarlo Galan 1,484,585 54.96 6
Forza Italia 696,358 30.38 17
Liga VenetaLega Nord 274,472 11.97 6
National Alliance 225,194 9.82 5
United Christian Democrats 102,967 4.49 2
Christian Democratic Centre 53,580 2.34 1
Socialist Party 16,249 0.71
The Liberals–Sgarbi 12,413 0.54
Venetian Democratic Union 1,730 0.08
Total 1,382,963 60.33 31
Massimo Cacciari 1,032,255 38.22 1
Cacciari List (incl. PPI, Dem, RI) 312,347 13.63 9
Democrats of the Left 282,644 12.33 8
Communist Refoundation Party 68,375 2.98 2
Federation of the Greens 53,464 2.33 1
SDIPRI 29,355 1.28 1
Party of Italian Communists 23,349 1.02 1
Total 769,534 33.57 22
Fabrizio Comencini 71,878 2.66 Veneti d'Europa 56,448 2.46
Marco Cappato 66,457 2.36 Bonino List 54,844 2.39
Fabio Padovan 45,975 1.70 Fronte Marco Polo 28,568 1.25
Total candidates 2,701,150 100.00 7 Total parties 2,292,357 100.00 53
Source: Ministry of the Interior

Aftermath[edit]

After the election, Giancarlo Galan formed his second government, while Enrico Cavaliere (Liga Veneta) was elected President of the Regional Council. Forza Italia had the lion share in the government, including the posts of President, Vice President and Minister of Health.


Galan III Government
Office Name Party
President Giancarlo Galan FI
Vice President Fabio Gava FI
Minister of Budget, International Relations Luca Bellotti (until 10 April 2001)
Maria Luisa Coppola (since 18 September 2001)
AN
Minister of Security and Immigration Raffaele Zanon AN
Minister of Health Fabio Gava FI
Minister of Industry Marino Finozzi LV
Minister of Social Affairs Antonio De Poli UDC
Minister of Agriculture and Commerce Giancarlo Conta FI
Minister of Public Works Massimo Giorgetti AN
Minister of Environment and Transport Renato Chisso FI
Minister of Culture and Venetian Identity Ermanno Serrajotto LV
Minister of Tourism and Mountain Affairs Floriano Pra FI
Minister of Occupation and Local Affairs Raffaele Grazia FI
Minister of Territorial Affairs Antonio Padoin UDC

Source: Veneto Region

References[edit]

  1. ^ The swing comes from the combined result of the Pole of Freedoms (38.2%) and Lega Nord (17.5%) in the 1995 regional election.