The results of the 2013 South Tyrolean elections, held on 27 of October, caused major changes in the political system of the autonomy. For the first time since the Second World War the South Tyrolean People’s Party (SVP) lost its absolute majority. While the German secessionist parties increased their electoral support, the Italian parties suffered heavy electoral losses, thus leading to an underrepresentation of Italian-speakers in the political institutions. The election report shows how the electoral results affect the South Tyrolean system of ethnic proportional representation, which is characterised by an increasing asymmetry.
Bibliographical noteThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Regional & Federal Studies on 30 May 2014, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13597566.2014.911732
- territorial politics
- regional elections
- regionalist parties
- South Tyrol