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colspan=4 style="text-align:center;" Italy

colspan=4 { cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background:transparent; width:100%;" style="width:25%;text-align:left;" class="noprint" 1963 ←
="width:50%;text-align:center;" May 19, 1968 ="width:25%;text-align:right;" class="noprint" → 1972
}

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Italian Election 1968 Province.png

colspan=4 style="text-align:center" Legislative election results map. Light Blue denotes provinces with a Christian Democratic plurality, Red denotes those with a Communist plurality, Gray denotes those with an Autonomist plurality.



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{ cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background:transparent; width:100%;" style="width:50%; text-align:left; text-size: 80%" Prime Minister before election
Aldo Moro
style="width:50%; text-align:right; text-size: 80%" New Prime Minister
Giovanni Leone
}

Italian general election, 1968
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colspan=4 style="text-align:center" All 630 seats in the Italian Chamber of Deputies
316 seats were needed for a majority in the Chamber
315 (of the 322) seats in the Italian Senate
style="text-align:left" Turnout

colspan=3 style="text-align:center" 92.8%

style="text-align:left;"   style="text-align:center" Majority party style="text-align:center" Minority party style="text-align:center" Third party
style="text-align:left" Leader

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Mariano Rumor style="width:75px;text-align:center" Luigi Longo style="width:75px;text-align:center" Francesco De Martino

style="width:75px;text-align:left" Party

style="width:75px;text-align:center" style="width:75px;text-align:center" style="width:75px;text-align:center"

style="text-align:left" Leader since

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 1964 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 1964 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 1963

style="text-align:left" Leader's seat

style="width:75px;text-align:center" IX - West Veneto style="width:75px;text-align:center" IV - Milan style="width:75px;text-align:center" XI - Romagna

style="text-align:left" Last election

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 260 & 129 seats, 38.3% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 166 & 84 seats, 25.3% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 87 & 44 seats

style="text-align:left" Seats won

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 266 (H)
135 (S) style="width:75px;text-align:center" 177 (H)
101 (S) style="width:75px;text-align:center" 91 (H)
46 (S)<ref>In the coalition Unified PSI–PSDI, with the Italian Democratic Socialist Party.</ref>

style="text-align:left" Seat change

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase9 style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase27 style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease41

style="text-align:left" Popular vote

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 12,441,553 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 8,557,404 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 4,605,832

style="text-align:left" Percentage

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 39.1% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 26.9% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 14.5%

style="text-align:left" Swing

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase0.8% style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase1.6% style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease6.0%

General elections were held in Italy on May 19, 1968.<ref name=NS>Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1048 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7</ref> Democrazia Cristiana (DC) remained stable around 38% of the votes. They were marked by a victory of the Communist Party (PCI) passing from 25% of 1963 to c. 30% at the Senate, where it presented jointly with the new Italian Socialist Party of Proletarian Unity (PSIUP), which included members of Socialist Party (PSI) which disagreed the latter's alliance with DC. PSIUP gained c. 4.5% at the Chamber. The Socialist Party and the Democratic Socialist Party (PSDI) presented together as the Unified PSI–PSDI, but gained c. 15%, far less than the sum of what the two parties had obtained separatedly in 1963.


Italian general election, 1968 sections
Intro  Electoral system  Parties and leaders  Results  References  

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colspan=4 style="text-align:center;" Italy

colspan=4 { cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background:transparent; width:100%;" style="width:25%;text-align:left;" class="noprint" 1963 ←
="width:50%;text-align:center;" May 19, 1968 ="width:25%;text-align:right;" class="noprint" → 1972
}

colspan=4 style="text-align:center"

Italian Election 1968 Province.png

colspan=4 style="text-align:center" Legislative election results map. Light Blue denotes provinces with a Christian Democratic plurality, Red denotes those with a Communist plurality, Gray denotes those with an Autonomist plurality.



colspan=4 style="text-align:center"

{ cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background:transparent; width:100%;" style="width:50%; text-align:left; text-size: 80%" Prime Minister before election
Aldo Moro
style="width:50%; text-align:right; text-size: 80%" New Prime Minister
Giovanni Leone
}

Italian general election, 1968
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colspan=4 style="text-align:center" All 630 seats in the Italian Chamber of Deputies
316 seats were needed for a majority in the Chamber
315 (of the 322) seats in the Italian Senate
style="text-align:left" Turnout

colspan=3 style="text-align:center" 92.8%

style="text-align:left;"   style="text-align:center" Majority party style="text-align:center" Minority party style="text-align:center" Third party
style="text-align:left" Leader

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Mariano Rumor style="width:75px;text-align:center" Luigi Longo style="width:75px;text-align:center" Francesco De Martino

style="width:75px;text-align:left" Party

style="width:75px;text-align:center" style="width:75px;text-align:center" style="width:75px;text-align:center"

style="text-align:left" Leader since

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 1964 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 1964 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 1963

style="text-align:left" Leader's seat

style="width:75px;text-align:center" IX - West Veneto style="width:75px;text-align:center" IV - Milan style="width:75px;text-align:center" XI - Romagna

style="text-align:left" Last election

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 260 & 129 seats, 38.3% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 166 & 84 seats, 25.3% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 87 & 44 seats

style="text-align:left" Seats won

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 266 (H)
135 (S) style="width:75px;text-align:center" 177 (H)
101 (S) style="width:75px;text-align:center" 91 (H)
46 (S)<ref>In the coalition Unified PSI–PSDI, with the Italian Democratic Socialist Party.</ref>

style="text-align:left" Seat change

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase9 style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase27 style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease41

style="text-align:left" Popular vote

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 12,441,553 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 8,557,404 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 4,605,832

style="text-align:left" Percentage

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 39.1% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 26.9% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 14.5%

style="text-align:left" Swing

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase0.8% style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase1.6% style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease6.0%

General elections were held in Italy on May 19, 1968.<ref name=NS>Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1048 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7</ref> Democrazia Cristiana (DC) remained stable around 38% of the votes. They were marked by a victory of the Communist Party (PCI) passing from 25% of 1963 to c. 30% at the Senate, where it presented jointly with the new Italian Socialist Party of Proletarian Unity (PSIUP), which included members of Socialist Party (PSI) which disagreed the latter's alliance with DC. PSIUP gained c. 4.5% at the Chamber. The Socialist Party and the Democratic Socialist Party (PSDI) presented together as the Unified PSI–PSDI, but gained c. 15%, far less than the sum of what the two parties had obtained separatedly in 1963.


Italian general election, 1968 sections
Intro  Electoral system  Parties and leaders  Results  References  

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