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Legislative elections: Chamber of Deputies, 5-year term, 4% thresholds (within coalitions 2%, coalitions 10%), party-list PR + majority bonus
           · President: Giorgio Napolitano (PD) · Prime Minister: Silvio Berlusconi (PDL) · Government: PDL, LN

Party Ideology, Affiliation, Founding 2008 Seats 2006 Seats
Il Popolo della Libertà (PDL) <
The People of Freedom
(2006: FI + AN + DCA-NPSI)
Liberal conservatism; Christian democracy EPP
2009
37,4% 276 36,8% 216
Lega Nord (LN) <
League North
Regionalism; Right-wing populism
 
-
1989
8,3% 60 4,6% 23
Movimento per le Autonomie (MPA) <
Movement for Autonomies
Regionalism; Christian democracy
 
-
2005
1,1% 8 3
Partito Democratico (PD) <
Democratic Party
(2006: L'ULIVO)
Social democracy; Christian left
 
-
2007
33,2% 217 31,3% 225
Italia dei Valori (IDV) <
Italy of Values
Centrism; Anti-corruption politics
 
ELDR
1998
4,4% 29 2,3% 17
Unione di Centro (UDC) <
Union of the Centre
Christian democracy
 
-
2008
5,6% 36 - -
Unione dei Democratici Cristiani e di Centro (UDC) <
Union of Christian and Centre Democrats
Christian democracy
 
EPP, CDI
2002
- 33 6,8% 39
Rosa Bianca (RB) <
White Rose
Christian democracy
 
-
2008
- 3 - -
Sinistra Arcobaleno (SA)
Rainbow Left
(dissolved in 2008)
Communism; Democratic socialism, Green politics, Eco-socialism -
2008
3,1% - - -
Partito Rifondazione Comunista (PRC) <
Communist Refoundation Party
Communism
 
EL
1991
- - 5,8% 41
Partito dei Comunisti Italiani (PDCI) <
Party of Italian Communists
Communism
 
ELo
1998
- - 2,3% 16
Federazione dei Verdi (VERDI) <
Federation of the Greens
Green politics
 
EGP, GG
1990
- - 2,1% 16
Sinistra Democratica (SD) <
Democratic Left (merged into SEL in 2009)
Democratic socialism
 
-
2007
- - - -
Partito Socialista Italiano (PSI) <
Italian Socialist Party
(former PS; 2006: SDI-RI)
Social democracy
 
PES, SI
2007
1,0% - 2,6% 18
Südtiroler Volkspartei (SVP) <
South Tyrolean People's Party
German-Ladin minority politics; Christian democracy EPPo
1945
0,4% 2 0,5% 4
Popolari per il Sud (PPS) <
Populars for the South
(former UDEUR)
Christian democracy
 
EPP, CDI
1999
- - 1,4% 10
Independents (alliances from Aosta Valley/South America) - - - 2 - 2
Others - - 5,5% - 3,5% -
Total - - - 630 - 630
Turnout 80,5%  83,6%

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2006-2012 zentele.de. Pre-election coalitions:      .Source: Ministero dell'Interno (http://elezioni.interno.it).
Archive: Elections 1946-1992 / 1994-2001.