List of mayors of Florence

Mayor of Florence
Incumbent
Matteo Renzi
(Democratic Party)

since June 22, 2009
Residence Palazzo Vecchio
Term length 5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Ferdinando Bartolommei
Formation April 27, 1859
Succession May-June, 2014
Deputy Nando Nardella
Website [2]
Palazzo Vecchio, Town hall of Florence.
Statue to Ubaldino Peruzzi in piazza dell'Indipendenza.

The Mayor of Florence is an elected politician who, along with the Florence’s City Council of 42 members, is accountable for the strategic government of Florence. Since 22 June 2009, Matteo Renzi holds the position. Previously, the position was held by Leonardo Domenici from the June 1999 until his succession by Renzi.

This is a list of mayors of Florence, Italy.

Contents

Rectors of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany

For all of the 18th Century the Rectors of Florence were appointed by the Grand Duke of Tuscany:

  • 1782-? Giuseppe Maria Panzanini
  • ..
  • 1809–1811: Emilio Pucci
  • 1811–1814: Girolamo Bartolommei
  • 1848: Bettino Ricasoli
  • ...
  • 1849–1850: Ubaldino Peruzzi
  • ...

Mayors

Since 1859, newborn Kingdom of Italy created the office of the Mayor of Florence (Sindaco di Firenze), chosen by the City council:

  • 1859–1863: Ferdinando Bartolommei
  • ...
  • 1865–1867: Guglielmo De Cambray-Digny
  • ?-? Giuseppe Garzoni
  • ?-1868: Lorenzo Ginori Lisci
  • 1868–1878: Ubaldino Peruzzi
  • ...
  • 1880–1886: Tommaso Corsini
  • 1886–1889: Pietro Torrigiani
  • 1889–1890: Francesco Guicciardini
  • 1891–1902: Pietro Torrigiani
  • 1902–1903: Silvio Berti
  • 1903–1904: commissioner
  • 1904–1907: Ippolito Niccolini
  • 1907–1909: Francesco Sangiorgi
  • 1909–1913: Filippo Corsini
  • ...
  • 1915–1917: Orazio Bacci
  • 1917–1920: Pier Francesco Serragli

Fascist Rectors

Fascist dictatorship abolished mayors and City councils in 1920, replacing them with a single authoritarian Rector (Podestà) chosen by the National Fascist Party:

  • 1920–1928: Antonio Garbasso
  • 1928–1933: Giuseppe Della Gherardesca
  • 1933–1943: Paolo Venerosi Pesciolini
  • 1943–1944: Guido Dainelli Dolfi

Democratic Mayors

From 1945 to 1995, the Mayor of Florence was chosen by the City council:

# Name Start
year
End
year
Political Party Coalition Elections
1 Gaetano Pieraccini 1945 1946 Socialist CLN none
2 Mario Fabiani 1946 1951 Communist PCI 1946
3 Giorgio La Pira 1951 1964 Christian democratic DC - PSI - PRI 1951, 1956, 1960
4 Lelio Lagorio 1964 1965 Socialist DC - PSI - PRI 1964
5 Piero Bargellini 1965 1967 Christian democratic DC - PSI - PRI -
6 Luciano Bausi 1967 1974 Christian democratic DC - PSI - PRI 1970
7 Giancarlo Zoli 1974 1975 Christian democratic DC - PSI - PRI -
8 Elio Gabbuggiani 1975 1983 Communist PCI - PSI - PRI 1975, 1980
9 Alessandro Bonsanti 1983 1984 Republican PCI - PSI - PRI -
10 Lando Conti 1984 1985 Republican PCI - PSI - PRI -
11 Massimo Bogianckino 1985 1989 Socialist PSI 1985
12 Giorgio Morales 1989 1995 Socialist PSI 1990

Elected Mayors

Since 1995, under provisions of new local administration law (1993), the Mayor of Florence is chosen by popular election, originally every four, and since 1999 every five year:


Mayor of Florence Took office Left office Party Coalition
13 FlorenceCoA.svg Mario Primicerio April 23, 1995 June 14, 1999 Independent PDS - PRC - FV - FL
April 23, 1995 – June 14, 1999
14 FlorenceCoA.svg Leonardo Domenici June 14, 1999 June 22, 2009 Democrats of the Left then
Democratic Party
The Olive Tree
June 14, 1999 – June 27, 2004
The Olive Tree
June 27, 1999 – June 22, 2009
15 Matteo renzi (2).JPG Matteo Renzi June 22, 2009 incumbent Democratic Party PD - IDV - SEL
since June 22, 2009

Elections

Mayoral and Council election, 1995

The election took place on April 23.

For the first time under the new electoral law citizens could vote directly the mayor; before this choise was made by the City Council. For the first time in the municipal political history there weren't parties like Christian Democracy, Italian Socialist Party or Italian Communist Party: the main parties were Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia and the Alliance of Progressives, composed by center-left parties.

The main canidates were the incumbent socialist mayor Giorgio Morales, supported by Forza Italia, and the university teacher Mario Primicerio, indipendent but supported by the Alliance of Progressives.

On April 23 1995, Primicerio won the election and became the first elected mayor of Florence.

Florence Mayoral Election Results 1995
Name Party 1st Round
(April 23)
 %
Mario Primicerio independent 158,647 60.0
Giorgio Morales Forza Italia 58,431 22.1

Mayoral and Council election, 1999

The election took place on June 14.

The main candidates were Franco Scaramuzzi, supported by Silvio Berlusconi's coalition Pole of Freedoms and by some christian-democratic parties, and Leonardo Domenici, supported by Romano Prodi's coalition The Olive Tree.

Florence Mayoral Election Results 1999
Name Party 1st Round
(June 14)
 %
Leonardo Domenici Democrats of the Left 108,424 51.7
Franco Scaramuzzi Forza Italia 74,836 35.7

Mayoral and Council election, 2004

The election took place in two rounds: the first on June 12-13 and the second on June 26-27.

The incumbent mayor Leonardo Domenici won the election on the second round.

Florence Mayoral Election Results 2004
Name Party 1st Round
(June 12-13)
 % 2nd Round
(June 26-27)
 %
Leonardo Domenici Democrats of the Left 109,043 49.2 102,269 66.0
Domenico Valentino Forza Italia 66,005 29.8 52,582 34.0

Mayoral and Council election, 2009

The election took place in two rounds: the first on June 6-7 and the second on June 21-22.

The main candidates were Giovanni Galli, supported by Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom, and Matteo Renzi, supported by a center-elft coalition.

Florence Mayoral Election Results 2009
Name Party 1st Round
(June 6-7)
 % 2nd Round
(June 21-22)
 %
Matteo Renzi Democratic Party 100,204 47.6 100,978 60.0
Giovanni Galli People of Freedom 67,413 32.0 67,426 40.0
Florence Council Election 2009 - Parties [1]
Coalition votes  % seats Party votes  % seats
Center-left (Renzi) 94,520 48.9 28 Democratic Party
Italy of Values
Left Ecology Freedom
Communist Refoundation Party
Civic Lists (2)
68,245
5,540
4,478
1,843
14,415
35.3
2.9
2.3
0.9
7.4
22
1
1
-
4
Center-right (Galli) 67,931 35.1 13 People of Freedom
Lega Nord
Civic Lists (5)
39,361
2,660
25,910
20.4
1.4
13.4
9
-
4

References

  1. ^ [1] Italian Ministry of the Interior - 2009.

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