President of the Region: Ugo Cappellacci, Il Popolo della Libertà (2009)
Political system: Autonomous region with special statute within the unitary Italian State
Distribution of seats in the Regional Council (2009). 85 members:
-Il Popolo della Libertà - 53
-Soru Presidente - 27
Government: Il Popolo della Libertà
Degree of autonomy
The island of Sardinia is one of the five autonomous territories within Italy, just as Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Sicily, Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol and Aosta Valley. As these autonomies, Sardinia has one executive and one legislative body, called Giunta regionale and Consiglio regionale, which have powers on several issues.
Unlike the rest of autonomous territories in Italy, the Statute ruling the island recognizes the existence of the Sardinian people.