List of mayors of Florence

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Mayor of Florence
Dario Nardella daticamera.jpg
Incumbent
Dario Nardella
(Democratic Party)

since 22 March 2014
Residence Palazzo Vecchio
Term length 5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Ferdinando Bartolommei
Formation 27 April 1859
Succession May 2019
Deputy vacant
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 Florence’s City Council of 36 members, is accountable for the strategic government of Florence.

This is a list of mayors of Florence, Italy.

Maire of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany[edit]

Throughout the 18th Century the Maire 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[edit]

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

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:

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

Democratic Mayors[edit]

From 1944 to 1995, the Mayor of Florence was chosen by the City council:

# Name Start
year
End
year
Political Party Coalition Elections
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
prefectural dictatorship 1957 1961
(3) Giorgio La Pira 1961 1964 Christian democratic DC - PSI - PSDI 1960
4 Lelio Lagorio 1965 1965 Socialist DC - PSI - PSDI 1964
prefectural dictatorship 1965 1966
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)
1990

Elected Mayors[edit]

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 FlorenceCoA.svg Mario Primicerio 23 April 1995 14 June 1999 Independent PDS - PRC - Greens
23 April 1995 – 14 June 1999
14 FlorenceCoA.svg Leonardo Domenici 14 June 1999 22 June 2009 Democrats of the Left then
Democratic Party
The Olive Tree
14 June 1999 – 27 June 2004
The Olive Tree
27 June 2004 – 22 June 2009
15 Matteo Renzi cropped.png Matteo Renzi 22 June 2009 22 March 2014[1] Democratic Party PD - IDV - SEL
22 June 2009 - 26 May 2014
16 Dario Nardella daticamera.jpg Dario Nardella 26 May 2014 incumbent Democratic Party PD
since 26 May 2014

Elections[edit]

Mayoral and Council election, 1995[edit]

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

Mayoral and Council election, 1999[edit]

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

Mayoral and Council election, 2004[edit]

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
Name Party 1st Round
(12–13 June)
 % 2nd Round
(26–27 June)
 %
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[edit]

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

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

Florence Mayoral Election Results 2009
Name Party 1st Round
(6–7 June)
 % 2nd Round
(21–22 June)
 %
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[edit]

Florence Mayoral Election Results 2014
Name Party 1st Round
(25 May)
 %
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 [2]
Coalition votes  % seats Party votes  % seats
Center-left (Nardella) 109,918 59.7 24 Democratic Party
Civic Lists (6)
86,906
23,012
47.2
12,5
21
3
Center-right (Stella) 22,240 12.1 3 Forza Italia
Lega Nord
Civic List (1)
17,988
1,598
2,645
9.8
0.9
1.4
3
-
-
Five Stars Movement (Amato) 17,486 9.3 2 Five Stars Movement 17,486 9.3 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Resigned after swearing as Prime Minister.
  2. ^ [1] Italian Ministry of the Interior - 2014.