Democratic Party (Italy) leadership election, 2013

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Democratic Party leadership election, 2013
Italy
← 2009 8 December 2013
  Matteo Renzi Portrait.png 160x160px 160x160px
Nominee Matteo Renzi Gianni Cuperlo Pippo Civati
Party Democratic Party Democratic Party Democratic Party
Popular vote 1,895,332 510,970 399,473
Percentage 67.6% 18.2% 14.2%

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Composition of the Democratic Party National Committee

The 2013 Democratic Party (Italy) leadership election was an open primary election held in November–December 2013. After having come first in the vote by party members, Matteo Renzi was elected by a landslide 68% in a three-way primary on 8 December.[1]

Electoral process

Candidates were required to file their candidacies by 11 October 2013.[2][3]

Between 14 October and 6 November local and provincial conventions took place all around the country. Between 7 and 17 November party members voted on the candidates for secretary. Under party rules the candidates who receive the support of at least the 15% of voting party members in local conventions or the three most voted candidates with at least 5% of the vote, qualify for the second round of the race and have the chance to present their platform at the national convention.

The national convention, which took place on 24–25 November, declared the candidates who will run in an open primary on 8 December. Voters will elect also the national assembly of the party and the regional secretaries and assemblies. If no candidate got more than 50% of the vote, a run-off between the two most voted candidates would take place in the national assembly, scheduled within two weeks from the primary election.

Candidates

Four individuals filed their candidacy for becoming secretary of the party:

Opinion polls

Institute
Date Civati Cuperlo Pittella Renzi Other
IPR 2 September 2013 5% 14% 3% 78% 0%
Epoké 20 September 2013 20.2% 13.2% 51.1% 15.5%
SWG 27 September 2013 4% 9% 3% 55% 29%
IPR 15 October 2013 17% 10% 10% 63% 0%
Demopolis 28 October 2013 10% 22% 3% 65% 0%
IPR 28 October 2013 13% 18% 4% 65% 0%
Quorum 11 November 2013 12.3% 14.5% 0.7% 72.5% 0%
Ispo 15 November 2013 7% 14% 1% 72% 6%
Quorum 18 November 2013 11.3% 16.4% 2.5% 69.8% 0%
Ixè 22 November 2013 12% 19% 58% 11%
TecnèI 25 November 2013 8.5% 38.1% 46.1% 7.3%
TecnèII 25 November 2013 7.4% 34.3% 46.2% 12.1%
TecnèIII 25 November 2013 5.3% 32.1% 49.1% 13.5%
TecnèIV 25 November 2013 3.9% 29.1% 52.9% 14.1%
Quorum 25 November 2013 12.6% 17.4% 70.0% 0%
Ixè 29 November 2013 13% 23% 56% 8%
Quorum 1 December 2013 12.7% 20.7% 66.6% 0%
TecnèV 5 December 2013 10.1% 32.6% 52.2% 5.1%
TecnèVI 5 December 2013 8.8% 29.5% 53.0% 8.7%
TecnèVII 5 December 2013 8.1% 27.7% 54.9% 9.3%
TecnèVIII 5 December 2013 7.3% 26.0% 56.0% 10.7%
Ixè 6 December 2013 14% 21% 59% 6%
I: Turnout 1,1 million

II: Turnout 1,9 million
III: Turnout 2,6 million

IV: Turnout 3,2 million
V: Turnout 0,9 million

VI: Turnout 1,4 million
VII: Turnout 1,8 million

VIII: Turnout 2,1 million

Results

Vote by party members

Candidate Votes  %
Matteo Renzi 133,892 45.3
Gianni Cuperlo 116,454 39.4
Pippo Civati 27,841 9.4
Gianni Pittella 17,117 5.8
Total 295,304 100.0

Source: Official results

Renzi, Cuperlo and Civati were admitted to the primary election, while Pittella was excluded.

Primary election

Candidate Votes  % Delegates
Matteo Renzi 1,895,332 67.6 657
Gianni Cuperlo 510,970 18.2 194
Pippo Civati 399,473 14.2 149
Total 2,805,775 100.0 1,000

Source: Semi-official results

Popular vote
Renzi
  
67.6%
Cuperlo
  
18.2%
Civati
  
14.2%

Regional distribution

Renzi won an absolute majority in all regions. Only among voters living abroad he won merely a plurality (47.1%). His strongest performances were in his homeregion Tuscany (78.4%) and neighbouring Marche (76.3%) and Umbria (74.5%), the weakest in Sardinia (56.0%). Cuperlo performed strongest in the southern regions of Calabria (34.2%) and Basilicata (33.7%), and weakest in Marche (10.7%). Civati had his strongest results among expatriates (22.3%), in Aosta Valley (20.7%), Trentino (20.5%) and Sardinia (19.6%), the weakest in the southern region of Basilicata (8.0%).

Generally speaking, Renzi and Civati did better in centralnorthern Italy, Cuperlo in the South.

References

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  12. http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/2013/novembre/11/Renzi_pensa_che_premier_punti_co_0_20131111_3a9d8bc8-4a9a-11e3-af53-696773e76c0b.shtml
  13. "Profile: Florence mayor Matteo Renzi", BBC 
  14. http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/2010/novembre/05/guerra_fra_generazioni_stata_errore_co_8_101105021.shtml
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