List of mayors of Florence
|Mayor of Florence|
|Term length||5 years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Ferdinando Bartolommei|
|Formation||27 April 1859|
The Mayor of Florence is an elected politician who, along with Florence’s City Council of 42 members, is accountable for the strategic government of Florence. Since 22 June 2009, Matteo Renzi has held the position. Previously, the position was held by Leonardo Domenici from June 1999 until he was succeeded by Renzi.
This is a list of mayors of Florence, Italy.
Maire of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany
- 1782-? Giuseppe Maria Panzanini
- 1809–1811: Emilio Pucci
- 1811–1814: Girolamo Bartolommei
- 1848: Bettino Ricasoli
- 1849–1850: Ubaldino Peruzzi
In 1859, the nascent 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
- 1920–1928: Antonio Garbasso
- 1928–1933: Giuseppe Della Gherardesca
- 1933–1943: Paolo Venerosi Pesciolini
- 1943–1944: Guido Dainelli Dolfi
From 1944 to 1995, the Mayor of Florence was chosen by the City council:
|1||Gaetano Pieraccini||1944||1946||Socialist||PSI - DC - PCI||CLN appointment|
|2||Mario Fabiani||1946||1951||Communist||PCI - PSI - PRI - PdA||1946|
|3||Giorgio La Pira||1951||1957||Christian democratic||DC - PLI - PSDI - PRI||1951, 1956|
|(3)||Giorgio La Pira||1961||1964||Christian democratic||DC - PSI - PSDI||1960|
|4||Lelio Lagorio||1965||1965||Socialist||DC - PSI - PSDI||1964|
|5||Piero Bargellini||1966||1967||Christian democratic||DC - PSI - PSDI||1966|
|6||Luciano Bausi||1967||1974||Christian democratic||DC - PSI - PSDI||1970|
|7||Giancarlo Zoli||1974||1975||Christian democratic||DC - PSI - PSDI||-|
|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 - PCI - PSDI||1985|
|12||Giorgio Morales||1989||1995||Socialist||PSI - PCI - PSDI (1989-90)
PSI - DC - PRI - PSDI (1990-95)
Since 1995, enacting a new law on local administrations (1993), the Mayor of Florence is chosen by popular election, originally every four, and since 1999 every five years:
|Mayor of Florence||Took office||Left office||Party||Coalition|
|13||Mario Primicerio||23 April 1995||14 June 1999||Independent||PDS - PRC - Greens
23 April 1995 – 14 June 1999
|14||Leonardo Domenici||14 June 1999||22 June 2009||Democrats of the Left then
|The Olive Tree
14 June 1999 – 27 June 2004
|The Olive Tree
27 June 2004 – 22 June 2009
|15||Matteo Renzi||22 June 2009||4 March 2014||Democratic Party||PD - IDV - SEL
since 22 June 2009
Mayoral and Council election, 1995
The election took place on 23 April.
For the first time under the new electoral law, citizens could vote directly for the mayor; before this, the choice was made by the City Council. For the first time in municipal political history, there were no longer parties such as the Christian Democracy, Italian Socialist Party or Italian Communist Party: the main parties were Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia and the Alliance of Progressives, made up of center-left parties.
The main candidates were the then-incumbent socialist mayor Giorgio Morales, supported by Forza Italia, and the university teacher Mario Primicerio, independent but supported by the Alliance of Progressives.
On 23 April 1995, Primicerio won the election and became the first elected mayor of Florence.
|Florence Mayoral Election Results 1995|
|Giorgio Morales||Forza Italia||58,431||22.1|
Mayoral and Council election, 1999
The election took place on 14 June.
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|
|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 12–13 June and the second on 26–27 June.
The incumbent mayor Leonardo Domenici won the election in the second round.
|Florence Mayoral Election Results 2004|
|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 6–7 June and the second on 21–22 June.
|Florence Mayoral Election Results 2009|
|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 |
|Center-left (Renzi)||94,520||48.9||28||Democratic Party
Italy of Values
Left Ecology Freedom
Communist Refoundation Party
Civic Lists (2)
|Center-right (Galli)||67,931||35.1||13||People of Freedom
Civic Lists (5)
- Resigned after swearing as Prime Minister.
-  Italian Ministry of the Interior - 2009.