Italian General Election 2018 Results Dates Opinion Poll Candidates Parties Voting Voter List 2018 Exit Polls, Past Italian General election Results, Italian General Elections Results 2018 by party, Italian Cabinet Ministers list, Italian Prime Ministers List, Italian President List, Italian Ministers List 2018

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Italian General Election 2018 Results Dates Opinion Poll Candidates Parties Voting Voter List 2018 Exit Polls, Past Italian General election Results, Italian General Elections Results 2018 by party, Italian Cabinet Ministers list, Italian Prime Ministers List, Italian President List, Italian Ministers List 2018

 Italian general election Schedule 2018

The next Italian general election is due to be held no later than 23 May 2018 and will be called following the dissolution or expiry of the term started on 29 April 2013.

After the failure of the constitutional referendum and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation, it is unclear as to whether an early election will be called by president Sergio Mattarella, or if the election will be held on schedule for May 23rd, 2018.

New electoral system

A new electoral law, known as Italicum, was approved on 4 May 2015.

According to this new system, parties are not allowed to team up or form coalitions. A run-off ballot between the two largest parties decides which party gets a majority bonus , which should make sure the winning party's leader becomes prime minister with a governing majority. The majority bonus is assigned without a run-off only if the largest party reaches 40% in the first round. The country is divided into 20 electoral districts and these are subdivided into a total of 100 constituencies, each electing about 6 deputies. Voters can pick up a party list as well as the candidates, but not the ones at the top  of the slates, who are automatically elected if their party wins a seat in their constituency. Each party must present its list in alternating gender order, and voter preferences must be given to a man and a woman in the interests of gender equity. An amendment, known as the "Erasmus amendment", made sure that Italian students studying abroad via the Erasmus Programme can vote.

Parties and leaders

Party Ideology Leader
  Democratic Party (PD) Social democracy, Christian left Matteo Renzi
  Five Star Movement (M5S) Populism, E-democracy Beppe Grillo
  Forza Italia (FI) Liberal conservatism, Christian democracy Silvio Berlusconi
  Italian Left (SI) Democratic socialism, Social democracy Nicola Fratoianni
  Popular Area (AP) Christian democracy, Social conservatism Angelino Alfano
  Lega Nord (LN) Regionalism, Populism Matteo Salvini
  Brothers of Italy (FdI) National conservatism, Nationalism Giorgia Meloni

Click Here Opinion polling for Italian general election 2018 

In the run-up to the next Italian general election, various organisations have been carrying out opinion polling to gauge voting intention.

Date Polling firm M5S PD FI LN SI FdI AP Others Lead
19–20 Oct SWG 26.5 33.0 12.6 12.0 3.5 3.9 3.1 5.4 6.5
19 Oct Ixè 29.0 32.9 9.8 14.2 4.3 2.5 1.9 5.4 3.9

PD v. M5S

Date Polling firm PD M5S Lead
15–16 Oct 2016 EMG 46.8 53.2 6.4
15 Oct 2016 IPR 48.0 52.0 4.0

PD v. Centre-right

Date Polling firm PD CDx Lead
15–16 Oct 2016 EMG 53.3 46.7 6.6
15 Oct 2016 IPR 53.0 47.0 2.0

M5S v. Centre-right

Date Polling firm M5S CDx Lead
15–16 Oct 2016 EMG 58.3 41.7 16.6
15 Oct 2016 IPR 57.0 43.0 14.0

Three-way race

Date Polling firm PD CDx M5S Lead
15 Oct 2016 IPR 37.0 32.0 31.0 5.0
14–15 Oct 2016 Tecnè 35.0 34.0 31.0 1.0
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