List of mayors of Bologna

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Mayor of Bologna
Virginio Merola mayor of Bologna.jpg
Incumbent
Virginio Merola
(Democratic Party)

since 16 May 2011
Residence Palazzo d'Accursio
Appointer Popular election
Term length 5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Luigi Pizzari
Formation April 6, 1860
Succession May–June 2016
Deputy Sergio Porena
Website Official website
Bologna City Council
Consiglio Comunale di Bologna
Coat of arms or logo
Leadership
Mayor
Virginio MerolaPD
since 16 May 2011
Structure
Seats 33
Bologna City Council.svg
Political groups


     Merola Junta 22

  •      PD 17
  •      SEL 4
  •      CD 1


Opposition Parties

Elections
Party-list proportional representation
Last election
15–16 May 2011
Meeting place
Palazzo d'Accursio, Bologna

The Mayor of Bologna is an elected politician who, along with the Bologna’s City Council, is accountable for the strategic government of Bologna. Since May 16, 2011, Virginio Merola is the current mayor of Bologna.

This is a list of mayors of Bologna, Italy.

Mayors[edit]

In 1860 the nascent Kingdom of Italy created the office of the Mayor of Bologna (Sindaco di Bologna), chosen by the City council.

  • 1860-1861: Luigi Pizzari
  • 1861-1862: Ulisse Cassarini
  • 1862-1866: Carlo Pepoli
  • 1866-1868: Gioacchino Napoleone Pepoli
  • 1868: Gaspare Bolla, special commissioner
  • 1868-1872: Camillo Casarini
  • 1872: Carlo Berti Pichat
  • 1872-1873: Ulisse Bandera
  • 1873-1874: Cesare Albicini
  • 1874-1889: Gaetano Tacconi
  • 1889: Alberto Dallolio
  • 1889-1891: Carlo Carli
  • 1891-1902: Alberto Dallolio
  • 1902: Ettore Nadalini
  • 1902-1904: Enrico Golinelli
  • 1904-1905: Giovanni Bellini
  • 1905-1911: Giuseppe Tanari
  • 1911-1914: Ettore Nadalini
  • 1914-1919: Francesco Zanardi (PSI)
  • 1919-1920: Nino Bixio Scota
  • 1920: Enio Gnudi
  • 1920-1923: Vittorio Ferrero, special commissioner
  • 1923-1926: Umberto Puppini

Fascist Podestà[edit]

The Fascist dictatorship abolished mayors and City councils in 1926, replacing them with an authoritarian Podestà chosen by the National Fascist Party:

  • 1926-1928: Leandro Arpinati
  • 1928-1939: Cesare Colliva
  • 1939-1943: Enzo Fermè
  • 1943-1945: Mario Agnoli

Democratic Mayors[edit]

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

# Name Start
year
End
year
Political Party Coalition Elections
1 Giuseppe Dozza 1945 1966 Communist PCI 1946, 1951, 1956, 1960, 1964
2 Guido Fanti 1966 1970 Communist PCI none
3 Renato Zangheri 1970 1983 Communist PCI 1970, 1975, 1980
4 Renzo Imbeni 1983 1993 Communist PCI 1985, 1990
5 Walter Vitali 1993 1995 Democratic Party of the Left PDS none

Elected Mayors[edit]

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


Mayor of Bologna Took office Left office Party Coalition
5 No image.svg Walter Vitali April 23, 1995 June 27, 1999 Democratic Party of the Left then
Democrats of the Left
PDS - FV
April 23, 1995 – June 27, 1999
6 No image.svg Giorgio Guazzaloca June 27, 1999 June 14, 2004 Civic Lists Civic Lists - FI
June 27, 1999 – June 14, 2004
7 Sergio Cofferati.jpg Sergio Cofferati June 14, 2004 June 22, 2009 Democrats of the Left then
Democratic Party
The Olive Tree
June 14, 2004 – June 22, 2009
8 Flavio Delbono.jpg Flavio Delbono June 22, 2009 January 28, 2010[1] Democratic Party PD - IdV - FV - PRC - PdCI
June 22, 2009 – January 28, 2010
9 Virginio Merola mayor of Bologna.jpg Virginio Merola May 16, 2011 incumbent Democratic Party PD - IdV - SEL
since May 16, 2011

Timeline[edit]

Virginio Merola Flavio Delbono Sergio Cofferati

Elections[edit]

Mayoral and Council election, 2004[edit]

The election took place on June 12–13, 2004.

The main candidates were the trade uniononist Sergio Cofferati, supported by Romano Prodi's The Olive Tree, and the incumbent mayor Giorgio Guazzaloca, supported by some center-right civic lists.

Bologna Mayoral Election Results 2004
Name Party 1st Round
(June 12–13)
 %
Sergio Cofferati Democrats of the Left 140,795 55.2
Giorgio Guazzaloca Forza Italia 102,221 40.6

Mayoral and Council election, 2009[edit]

The election took place in two rounds: the first on June 6–7 and the second on June 21–22, 2009.

The main candidates were the university teacher Flavio Delbono, from the Democratic Party, and Alfredo Cazzola.

Bologna Mayoral Election Results 2009
Name Party 1st Round
(June 6–7)
 % 2nd Round
(June 21–22)
 %
Flavio Delbono Democratic Party 112,131 49.4 112,667 60.7
Alfredo Cazzola People of Freedom 66,058 29.1 73,020 39.3

Mayoral and Council election, 2011[edit]

The election took place on May 15–16, 2011.

The election took place before the end of the legislature because the incumbent mayor Flavio Delbono, who was under investigation because of the Cinziagate scandal, resigned.

For 15 months, Bologna was governed under a special commissioner (Anna Maria Cancelleri), an exceptional event in post-war Italian politics.

On May 16, Virginio Merola of the Democratic Party won the election at the first round, defeating the Lega Nord candidate, Manes Bernardini. The turnout was just 71%, a decrease compared to 2009 and 2004 elections. Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movement took nearly 10% of the votes.

Bologna Mayoral Election Results 2011
Name Party 1st Round
(May 15–16)
 %
Virginio Merola Democratic Party 106,070 50.47
Manes Bernardini Lega Nord 63,799 30.35
Bologna Council Election 2011 - Parties [2]
Coalition votes  % seats Party votes  % seats
Center-left (Merola) 102,560 54.3 22 Democratic Party
Left Ecology Freedom
Italy of Values
Communist Refoundation Party
Italian Socialist Party
72,335
19,358
6,983
2,766
1,118
38.3
10.2
3.7
1.5
0.6
17
4
1
-
-
Center-right (Bernardini) 51,642 27.3 9 People of Freedom
Lega Nord
31,374
20,268
16.6
10.7
6
3

References[edit]

  1. ^ He resigned following the so-called Cinziagate scandal. Until May 2011 the local government was then presided by Anna Maria Cancellieri, a state-appointed prefect.[1]
  2. ^ [2] Italian Ministry of the Interior - 2011.