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The Regions of Italy were granted a degree of regional autonomy in the 1948 constitution, which states that the constitution's role is: to recognize, protect and promote local autonomy, to ensure that services at the State level are as decentralized as possible, and to adapt the principles and laws establishing autonomy and decentralization. The Constitutional Court of Italy (Italian: Corte costituzionale della Repubblica Italiana) is the supreme court of Italy. ... The President of the Italian Republic is the head of State of Italy, and represents national unity. ... Giorgio Napolitano (born June 29, 1925 in Naples, Italy), an Italian politician and former lifetime senator, is the eleventh and current President of the Italian Republic. ... This is a list of Prime Ministers of Italy. ...   (born August 9, 1939) is a centre-left Italian politician. ... The Parliament of Italy (Italian: Parlamento Italiano) is the national parliament of Italy. ... The Italian Senate (Italian: Senato della Repubblica, Senate of the Republic) is the upper house of the Parliament of Italy. ... The Italian Chamber of Deputies (Italian: Camera dei Deputati) is the lower house of the Parliament of Italy. ... The Court of Cassation (Corte di Cassazione in Italian) is the main court of last resort in Italy. ... Political parties in Italy are organized into two dominant political coalitions. ... Casa delle Libertà, or House of Freedoms in English, is an Italian right of center party alliance led by national media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi. ... The Union (Italian: LUnione) is an Italian centre-left political party coalition. ... Elections in Italy gives information on election and election results in Italy. ... A general election for the renewal of the two Chambers of the Parliament of Italy was held on April 9 and April 10, 2006. ... A national general election was held in Italy on May 13, 2001 to elect members of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate of the Republic. ... The Constitution of Italy provides for legally binding referenda. ... In Italy, the province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of an intermediate level, between municipality (comune) and region (Regione). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article describes the foreign relations of Italy. ... This is a list of major political scandals in Italy: Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconis many corruption charges Tax evasion bribing members of the judicary immunity legislation Media manipulation fro political propaganda P2 scandal, 1980s Tangentopoli (diffuse corruption cases in national politics), early 1990s Categories: Incomplete lists | Politics of Italy... Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ...


However, five regions (Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Sardinia, Sicily, Trentino-South Tyrol, and the Aosta Valley) have been granted a special status of autonomy to establish their own regional legislation on some specific local matters; based on cultural grounds, geographical location and on the presence of important ethnic minorities. The other 15 ordinary regions were effectively established only in the early 1970s. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sardinia (pronounced ; Italian: Sardegna; Sardinian: Sardigna or Sardinna) in the is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily). ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian, Sicilian and Spanish, Σικελία in Greek) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,700 km² and 5 million inhabitants. ... Trentino-South Tyrol (Italian: Trentino-Alto Adige, German and Ladin: Trentino-Südtirol, official: Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol) is an autonomous Region in Northern Italy. ... The Aosta Valley (in Arpitan: Val dOuta, French: Vallée dAoste, Italian: Valle dAosta) is a mountainous and very silly and smelly region in north-western Italy. ... Article 116 of the Italian Constitution contemplates that five of the 20 Italian regions shall benefit of particular conditions of autonomy. ...


Each region has an elected council and a Giunta Regionale (executive committee) headed by a directly elected president. The Giunta is responsible to the council and is required to resign if it fails to retain the council's confidence.


The regions primarily served to decentralize the state government machinery. A constitutional reform in 2001 remarkably widened the competences of the Regions, in particular concerning legislative powers and most of state controls were abolished.


In 2005 the centre-right government led by Silvio Berlusconi proposed a major reform of the constitution which would have entailed greatly increasing the powers of the regions in areas such as health and education. In June 2006, the proposals, which had been particularly associated with Berlusconi’s partners in government the Northern League, and seen by some as leading the way to a federal state, were rejected in a referendum by a margin of 61.7% to 38.3%. Northern League can mean: Northern League (baseball) for minor league baseball in the United States and Canada Northern League (football) (Albany Northern League) for the association football league in North East England Northern League (ice hockey) which existed in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Britain. ...


Provincial and communal governments follow similar principles: councils and giunte headed by provincial presidents or communal mayors. In Italy, the comune, (plural comuni) is the basic administrative unit of both provinces and regions, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality. ...


Regional autonomy (Federalism) has been made an issue in Italian politics in recent years, no doubt aided by the emergence of parties such as the Lega Nord. At the core, political federalism is a political philosophy in which a group or body of members are bound together (Latin: foedus, covenant) with a governing representative head. ... The Northern League (Italian: Lega Nord) is an Italian political party that advocates autonomy for a part of Northern Italy called Padania. It is a personality-driven party led by Umberto Bossi. ...

Region Capital
1. Abruzzo (formerly Abruzzi) L'Aquila
2. Aosta Valley
(Valle d'Aosta / Vallée d'Aoste)
Aosta (Aoste)
3. Apulia (Puglia, sometimes Puglie) Bari
4. Basilicata Potenza
5. Calabria Catanzaro
6. Campania Naples (Napoli)
7. Emilia-Romagna Bologna
8. Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste
9. Lazio (Latium) Rome (Roma)
10. Liguria Genoa (Genova)
11. Lombardy (Lombardia) Milan (Milano)
12. Marche (Marches) Ancona
13. Molise Campobasso
14. Piedmont (Piemonte) Turin (Torino)
15. Sardinia (Sardegna) Cagliari
16. Sicily (Sicilia) Palermo
17. Trentino-South Tyrol
(Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Trento (Trent)
18. Tuscany (Toscana) Florence (Firenze)
19. Umbria Perugia
20. Veneto Venice (Venezia)

Image File history File links Credit: Ahoerstemeier (outline), Sascha Noyes (other stuff), 2004 Info: Map of the regions of Italy with the regions numbered. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has a second meaning based on an alternative sense of capital) is the principal city or town associated with a countrys government. ... Abruzzo is a region of central Italy bordering Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and south-west, Molise to the south-east and the Adriatic Sea to the east. ... LAquila is a city and comune of central Italy, on the Aterno river. ... The Aosta Valley (in Arpitan: Val dOuta, French: Vallée dAoste, Italian: Valle dAosta) is a mountainous and very silly and smelly region in north-western Italy. ... Aosta Aosta (French: Aoste) is the principal city of the Valle dAosta in the Italian Alps, north of Turin. ... This article is about the Italian region. ... Location within Italy Bari is the capital of the province of Bari and of the Apulia (or Puglia) region, on the Adriatic sea, in Italy. ... Basilicata is a region in the south of Italy, bordering on Campania to the west, Puglia to the east, Calabria to the south, it has one short coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea and another of the Gulf of Taranto in the Ionian Sea to the south-east. ... Potenza is a town and comune in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. ... Calabria (Latin: Bruttium or Brutium), is a region in southern Italy which occupies the toe of the Italian peninsula south of Naples. ... Country Italy Region Calabria Province Catanzaro (CZ) Mayor Rosario Olivo (since June 2006) Elevation 342 m Area 111. ... Campania is a region of Southern Italy, bordering on Lazio to the north-west, Molise to the north, Puglia to the north-east, Basilicata to the east, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. ... Alternate uses: See Naples (disambiguation) Naples (Italian Napoli, Neapolitan Napule, from Greek Νέα-Πόλις, latinised in Neapolis) is the largest town in southern Italy, capital of Campania region. ... Emilia-Romagna is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Bologna (IPA , from Latin Bononia, BulÃ¥ggna in the local dialect) is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, in the Pianura Padana, between the Po River and the Apennines, exactly, between Reno River and Sàvena River. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Trieste ( Slovenian/Croatian Trst) is a city and port in northeastern Italy right on the border with Slovenia. ... Lazio (Latium in Latin) is a regione of central Italy, bordered by Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Marche, Molise, Campania and the Tyrrhenian Sea. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1,500 km²  (580 sq mi... Liguria is a coastal region of north-western Italy, the third smallest of the Italian regions. ... The Ancient Port of Genoa. ... Lombardy (Italian: Lombardia) is a region in northern Italy between the Alps and the Po river valley. ... Milan (Italian: Milano; Milanese: Milán (listen)) is the main city of northern Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy. ... This article is about the Italian region. ... Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche, a region of central Italy, population 101,909 (2005). ... Molise is a region of central Italy, the second smallest of the regions. ... Campobasso is the capital city of the Molise region in Italy. ... Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) is a region of northwestern Italy. ... Turin (Italian: ; Piedmontese: Turin) is a major industrial city as well as a business and cultural center in northwest Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the west bank of the Po River. ... Sardinia (pronounced ; Italian: Sardegna; Sardinian: Sardigna or Sardinna) in the is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily). ... Càgliari is the capital of the island of Sardinia, an autonomous region of Italy. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian, Sicilian and Spanish, Σικελία in Greek) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,700 km² and 5 million inhabitants. ... Palermo (Palermo in Italian, Palermu, Palemmu, Paliermu or Paliemmu in Sicilian) is the principal city and administrative seat of the autonomous region of Sicily, Italy as well as the capital of the Province of Palermo. ... Trentino-South Tyrol (Italian: Trentino-Alto Adige, German and Ladin: Trentino-Südtirol, official: Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol) is an autonomous Region in Northern Italy. ... Panorama of Trento. ... Tuscany (Italian: ) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Florences skyline Florences skyline at night from Piazza Michaelangelo Florence (Italian: ) is the capital city of the region of Tuscany, Italy. ... Umbria is a region of central Italy, bordered by Tuscany to the west, the Marche to the east and Lazio to the south. ... Perugia is the capital city in the region of Umbria in central Italy, near the Tiber river, and the capital of the province of Perugia. ... Vèneto is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Venice, (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venexia) is the capital of the region of Veneto and the province of the same name in Italy. ...

See also

In Italy, the province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of an intermediate level, between municipality (comune) and region (Regione). ... This gallery of flags of regions of Italy shows the flags of the 20 Regions of Italy (five of them being autonomous regions). ...

External links

  • CityMayors article
  • Regional Governments of Italy on Italia.gov.it
  • Regional Governments of Italy on Governo.it
  • Regional Governments of Italy on Governo.it (mirror site)

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Regions of Italy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (394 words)
The Regions of Italy were granted a degree of regional autonomy in the 1948 constitution, which states that the constitution's role is: to recognize, protect and promote local autonomy, to ensure that services at the State level are as decentralized as possible, and to adapt the principles and laws establishing autonomy and decentralization.
However, five regions (Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Sardinia, Sicily, Trentino-South Tyrol, and the Aosta Valley) have been granted a special status of autonomy to establish their own regional legislation on some specific local matters; based on cultural grounds, geographical location and on the presence of important ethnic minorities.
Regional autonomy (Federalism) has been made an issue in Italian politics in recent years, no doubt aided by the emergence of parties such as the Lega Nord.
FOCUS on ITALY - Regions (994 words)
Each Region has a statute governing its organs, their relations and means of functioning within the Region itself, while the general electoral system remains under State law.
The statutes of the Regions with special autonomy are approved with constitutional laws, while those of the Regions with ordinary autonomy are resolved by the individual Consigli Regionali and approved with parliamentary laws.
Regions with special autonomy are empowered for primary, secondary and effective legislation, while those with ordinary autonomy only for secondary and effective legislation.
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