Presidential 2006


Indirect elections (only Members of Parliament and regional deputies are entitled to vote) took place 8-10 May. In the first three ballots no candidate obtained 673 votes (the two-thirds majority necessary for a win). On 10 May the fourth ballot took place and, as only a majority is required on this ballot, the candidate of the centre-left coalition, Giorgio Napolitano, was duly elected.

Giorgio Napolitano 543
Umberto Bossi 42
Massimo D’Alema 10
Giuliano Ferrara 7
Gianni Letta 6
Silvio Berlusconi 5
Other candidates 16

Blank votes: 347
Invalid votes: 14
Abstentions: 10

Various sources

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