The Parliament of the “young and beautiful”
Mar 12, 2018 8:15 am
The March 4 vote in Italy elected the youngest parliament in republican history. Compared to the term that has just ended, the average age has dropped by 13%, thanks to
The March 4 vote in Italy elected the youngest parliament in republican history. Compared to the term that has just ended, the average age has dropped by 13%, thanks to the strong contribution of some parties (Lega and Movimento 5 Stelle): the elected representatives of M5S have an average age of 38 in the Chamber, 5 years, while in the Senate does not exceed 50 years. Of the 144 deputies who are under the age of 35, 97 are fifestelle.
The other side of the coin sees Forza Italia with the highest average age among the main lists: 40% of those over 65 in Parliament have been elected with Forza Italia. Record of freshmen in the new Parliament: the rate of parliamentary replacement (ie the percentage of newly elected who did not have a seat in the last legislature) is 65.91% in the House and 64.26% in the Senate. 35% of the deputies and 30.16% of the senators elected on 4 March had never before had a political position, neither at the local level, nor at the national and European level.
The 5 Star Movement stands out in this special classification, with 65% of the new MPs at the first ever political experience. For the other winner of the elections, the Lega, the percentage is 16% at Montecitorio and 12% at Palazzo Madama. Among the elected representatives of the Carroccio appear many representatives with commissions at the municipal level, or as a councilor or as councilor: they are 40% of the deputies and 30% of the senators. A very high figure considering that the average percentage of elected from municipal administrations is 12.92% in the House and 10.82% in the Senate. 34% of new parliamentarians are women: it is the highest percentage in republican history The most “long-lived” politician of the Parliament is now Pierferdinando Casini, former president of the Chamber. Among the women, Stefania Prestigiacomo (Forza Italy): with 6 legislatures behind, enters “his” seventh.
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