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 36 members, is accountable for the strategic government of Florence. The office was created in 1781 by Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany.
- 1 List of Mayor of Florence (1781-present)
- 2 Elections
- 3 References
List of Mayor of Florence (1781-present)
Grand Duchy of Tuscany (1781-1860)
In 1781 was created the office of Maire of Florence were appointed by the Grand Duke of Tuscany.
- 1781-17?? — Giuseppe Maria Panzanini
- 17??-1809 — ?
- 1809–1811 — Emilio Pucci
- 1811–1814 — Girolamo Bartolommei
- 1814-1843 — Luigi de Cambray Digny
- 1843-1848 — Bettino Ricasoli
- 1848–1850 — Ubaldino Peruzzi
- Triumvirate 1850-1854 — Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi, Giuseppe Montanelli, Giuseppe Mazzoni
- 1854-1859 — ?
- 1859-1860 — Ferdinando Bartolommei
Kingdom of Italy (1860-1946)
In 1859, the nascent Kingdom of Italy created the office of the Mayor of Florence (Sindaco di Firenze), chosen by the City council. In 1926, the Fascist dictatorship abolished mayors and City councils, replacing them with an authoritarian Podestà chosen by the National Fascist Party.
Republic of Italy (1946-present)
From 1946 to 1995, the Mayor of Florence was chosen by the City council. 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|
|1||Mario Fabiani||29 November 1946||5 July 1951||Italian Communist Party||PCI - PSI - PRI - PdA
29 November 1946 – 5 July 1951
|2||Giorgio La Pira||5 July 1951||15 February 1965||Christian Democracy||DC - PLI - PSDI - PRI
5 July 1951 – 15 February 1965
|3||Lelio Lagorio||15 February 1965||1 August 1966||Italian Socialist Party||DC - PSI - PSDI
15 February 1965 – 1 August 1966
|4||Piero Bargellini||1 August 1966||3 November 1967||Christian Democracy||DC - PSI - PSDI
1 August 1966 – 3 November 1967
|4||Luciano Bausi||3 November 1967||12 September 1974||Christian Democracy||DC - PSI - PSDI
3 November 1967 – 12 September 1974
|5||Giancarlo Zoli||12 September 1974||26 July 1975||Christian Democracy||DC - PSI - PSDI
12 September 1974 – 26 July 1975
|6||Elio Gabbuggiani||26 July 1975||14 March 1983||Italian Communist Party||PCI - PSI - PRI
26 July 1975 – 14 March 1983
|7||Alessandro Bonsanti||14 March 1983||26 March 1984||Italian Republican Party||PCI - PSI - PRI
14 March 1983 – 26 March 1984
|8||Lando Conti||26 March 1984||26 September 1985||Italian Republican Party||PCI - PSI - PRI
26 March 1984 – 26 September 1985
|9||Massimo Bogianckino||26 September 1985||2 October 1989||Italian Socialist Party||PSI - PCI - PSDI
26 September 1985 – 2 October 1989
|10||Giorgio Morales||2 October 1989||23 April 1995||Italian Socialist Party||PSI - PCI - PSDI
2 October 1989 – 18 July 1990
|PSI - DC - PRI - PSDI
18 July 1990 – 23 April 1995
|Elected mayors (1993-present)|
|11||Mario Primicerio||23 April 1995||14 June 1999||Independent||PDS - PRC - Greens
23 April 1995 – 14 June 1999
|12||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
|13||Matteo Renzi||22 June 2009||22 March 2014||Democratic Party||PD - IDV - SEL
22 June 2009 – 26 May 2014
|14||Dario Nardella||26 May 2014||Incumbent||Democratic Party||PD
26 May 2014 – Incumbent
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|
Mayoral and Council election, 2014
|Florence Mayoral Election Results 2014|
|Dario Nardella||Democratic Party||111,049||59.1|
|Marco Stella||Forza Italia||22,645||12.1|
|Miriam Amato||Five Stars Movement||17,525||9.3|
|Florence Council Election 2014 - Parties |
|Center-left (Nardella)||109,918||59.7||24||Democratic Party
Civic Lists (6)
|Center-right (Stella)||22,240||12.1||3||Forza Italia
Civic List (1)
|Five Stars Movement (Amato)||17,486||9.3||2||Five Stars Movement||17,486||9.3||2|
- Resigned after swearing as Prime Minister.
-  Italian Ministry of the Interior - 2014.