List of mayors of Naples
|Mayor of Naples
Sindaco di Napoli
|Appointer||Electorate of Naples|
|Term length||5 years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Andrea Colonna|
|Formation||August 8, 1860|
The Mayor of Naples is an elected politician who, along with the Naples’s City Council of 50 members, is accountable for the strategic government of Naples. Since 1 June 2011, Luigi De Magistris holds the position. Previously, the position was held by Rosa Russo Iervolino from the May 2001 until his succession by De Magistris.
The following is a list of Mayors of Naples, Italy.
- 1 List of Mayors of Naples
- 2 Elections
- 3 References
List of Mayors of Naples
Kingdom of Naples (1806-1815)
- 1806-1808 — Antonio Lignola
- 1808-1813 — Michele Filangieri
- 1813-1817 — Marino Carafa
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1815-1861)
- 1817-1818 — Michele dei Medici
- 1818-1821 — Carlo Caracciolo
- 1821-1923 — Francesco Tocco
- 1823-1829 — Giuseppe Pignatelli
- 1829-1830 — Andrea Coppola
- 1830-1835 — Troiano Spinelli
- 1835-1839 — Giuseppe Caracciolo
- 1839-1848 — Nazario Sanfelice
- 1848-1857 — Antonio Carafa
- 1857-1860 — Giuseppe Pignone del Carretto
Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946)
In 1860, the nascent Kingdom of Italy created the office of the Mayor of Naples (Sindaco di Napoli), which from 1889 were chosen by the City council.
|Mayor||Term start||Term end||Party|
|1||Andrea Colonna||8 September 1860||1 December 1860||Historical Right|
|2||Giuseppe Colonna||1 December 1860||1 September 1865||Historical Right|
|3||Rodrigo Nolli||1 September 1865||27 November 1866||Historical Right|
|4||Fedele De Siervo||27 November 1866||17 April 1868||Historical Right|
|5||Guglielmo Capitelli||17 April 1868||25 September 1870||Historical Right|
|6||Paolo Emilio Imbriani||25 September 1870||3 October 1872||Independent|
|7||Ettore Ponti||3 October 1872||14 November 1875||Historical Right|
|8||Antonio Winspeare||14 November 1875||12 July 1876||Historical Right|
|9||Gennario Sambiase Sanseverino||12 July 1876||12 August 1878||Historical Right|
|10||Girolamo Conte Giusto||12 August 1878||18 September 1883||Historical Right|
|11||Nicola Amore||18 September 1883||20 November 1889||Historical Right|
|12||Giuseppe Caracciolo||20 November 1889||12 January 1892||Historical Right|
|13||Salvatore Fusco||12 January 1892||26 January 1894||Historical Right|
|14||Carlo Del Pezzo||26 January 1894||26 August 1896||Historical Left|
|15||Emilio Campomazzi||26 August 1896||24 July 1898||Historical Left|
|16||Celestino Summonte||24 July 1898||30 November 1901||Historical Left|
|17||Luigi Miraglia||30 November 1901||19 November 1903||Historical Left|
|18||Ferdinando Del Carretto di Novello||19 November 1903||1 August 1914||Historical Left|
|19||Pasquale Del Pezzo||1 August 1914||1 May 1917||Italian Liberal Party|
|20||Enrico Presutti||1 May 1917||1 December 1920||Italian Liberal Party|
|21||Alfredo Vittorio Russo||1 December 1920||22 November 1922||National Fascist Party|
|22||Raffaele Angiulli||22 November 1922||20 March 1926||National Fascist Party|
|Fascist Podestà (1926-1943)|
|1||Raffaele Angiulli||20 March 1926||6 January 1930||National Fascist Party|
|2||Giovanni De Riseis||6 January 1930||11 July 1936||National Fascist Party|
|3||Giovanni Orgera||11 July 1936||6 August 1943||National Fascist Party|
|Allied occupation (1943-1946)|
|23||Gustavo Ingrosso||6 August 1943||8 January 1945||Labour Democratic Party|
|25||Gennaro Fermariello||8 January 1945||14 December 1946||Italian Communist Party|
Republic of Italy (1946-present)
From 1946 to 1993, the Mayor of Naples was chosen by the City council. Since 1993, under provisions of new local administration law, the Mayor of Naples is chosen by popular election, originally every four, and later every five years:
|Mayor of Naples||Took office||Left office||Party||Coalition|
|1||Giuseppe Buonocore||14 December 1946||28 February 1948||Monarchist National Party||BNL - DC
14 December 1946 – 28 February 1948
|2||Domenico Moscati||28 February 1948||9 July 1952||Christian Democracy||BNL - DC - PLI
28 February 1948 – 9 July 1952
|3||Achille Lauro||9 July 1952||18 October 1962||Monarchist National Party then
Italian Democratic Party
|PNM - MSI
9 July 1952 – 19 September 1957
|PDIUM - DC - PLI
19 September 1957 – 18 October 1962
|4||Vincenzo Maria Palmieri||18 October 1962||30 July 1963||Christian Democracy||PDIUM - DC
18 October 1962 – 30 July 1963
|5||Fernando Clemente di San Luca||31 July 1963||19 January 1966||Christian Democracy||PDIUM - DC
31 July 1963 – 10 April 1964
|DC - PSI - PSDI
10 April 1964 – 19 January 1966
|6||Giovanni Principe||19 January 1966||16 November 1970||Christian Democracy||DC - PSI - PSDI
19 January 1966 – 16 November 1970
|7||Gerardo De Michele||16 November 1970||27 September 1975||Christian Democracy||DC - PSI - PSDI - PRI
16 November 1970 – 27 September 1975
|8||Maurizio Valenzi||27 September 1975||18 August 1983||Italian Communist Party||PCI - PSI - PSDI
27 September 1975 – 18 August 1983
|9||Francesco Picardi||18 August 1983||29 November 1984||Italian Democratic Socialist Party||DC - PSI - PSDI
18 August 1983 – 29 November 1984
|10||Carlo D'Amato||29 November 1984||29 July 1986||Italian Socialist Party||DC - PSI - PSDI - PRI - PLI
29 November 1984 – 29 July 1986
|11||Pietro Lezzi||29 July 1986||1 August 1990||Italian Socialist Party||DC - PSI - PRI - PLI
29 November 1984 – 1 August 1990
|12||Nello Polese||1 August 1990||5 December 1993||Italian Socialist Party||DC - PSI - PRI - PLI
1 August 1990 – 5 December 1993
|Elected mayors (1993-present)|
|13||Antonio Bassolino||5 December 1993||1 June 2001||Democratic Party of the Left then
Democrats of the Left
|PDS - PRC - FV
5 December 1993 – 1 June 2001
|The Olive Tree
December 1, 1997 – June 1, 2001
|14||Rosa Russo Iervolino||1 June 2001||1 June 2011||Democracy is Freedom - The Daisy then
|The Olive Tree
1 June 2001 – 1 June 2006
|The Olive Tree
1 June 2006 – 1 June 2011
|15||Luigi De Magistris||1 June 2011||Incumbent||Italy of Values||IDV - PRC
since 1 June 2011
Council elections (1946-1993)
After the Second World War, the first democratic election in Naples took place on November 10, 1946; for the first time since 1926 the inhabitants (men and women, without distinction) could vote their representatives in the City Council with the proportional system of vote.
In 1946 the conservatives parties of the monarchists and Christian democratics received the 53% of the votes and a big representaion in the City Council; the Popolar Democratic Front, which was composed by communists and socialists, received the 31% of the votes and didn't hav the majority in the City Council.
The same thing happened in the others elections (May 25, 1952; May 27, 1956; November 6, 1960; June 10, 1962); instead of the rest of Italy, in Naples the monarchists were very populars and obteined the majority in the City Council for more than 15 years.
In 1964 for the first time the Christian Democracy obteined the 34% of the votes and a strong majority in the City Council.
On 15 June 1975 the communists won the election and could form a coalition with the socialists for have the majority in the Council: the first communist mayor of Naples was Mauro Valenzi (who was re-elected after 1980's election).
The following is the number of seats of each party in the City Council after each election:
Mayoral and Council election, 1993
The election took place in two rounds: the first on November 21 and the second on December 5.
For the first time under the new electoral law citizens could vote directly the mayor; before this choice 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 the Italian Social Movement and the Democratic Party of the Left.
On December 5, 1993, Bassolino won the election and became the first elected mayor of Naples.
|Naples Mayoral Election Results 1993|
|Antonio Bassolino||Democratic Party of the Left||229.649||41,6||300.964||55,6|
|Alessandra Mussolini||Italian Social Movement||171.315||31,1||239.867||44,4|
Mayoral and Council election, 1997
The election took place on November 16.
The main candidates were Emiddio Novi, supported by Silvio Berlusconi's coalition Pole of Freedoms and by some Christian-democratic parties, and Antonio Bassolino, supported by Romano Prodi's coalition The Olive Tree.
Bassolino won the election with the 73% of the votes.
|Naples Mayoral Election Results 1997|
|Antonio Bassolino||Democratic Party of the Left||405.173||72,9|
|Emiddio Novi||Forza Italia||140.548||25,9|
Mayoral and Council election, 2001
The election took place in two rounds: the first on May 13 and the second on May 27.
The main candidates were Antonio Martusciello, supported by Silvio Berlusconi's center-right coalition, and Rosa Russo Iervolino, supported by Francesco Rutelli's center-left coalition The Olive Tree.
|Naples Mayoral Election Results 2001|
|Rosa Russo Iervolino||Italian People's Party||262.818||48,2||278.183||52,9|
|Antonio Martusciello||Forza Italia||246.089||45,7||247.564||47,1|
Mayoral and Council election, 2006
The election took place on May 28–29.
The incumbent mayor Rosa Russo Iervolino won with the 57% of the votes.
|Naples Mayoral Election Results 2006|
|Rosa Russo Iervolino||Democracy is Freedom - The Daisy||304.755||57,04|
|Franco Malvano||Forza Italia||201.987||37,8|
Mayoral and Council election, 2011
The election took place in two rounds: the first on May 15–16 and the second on May 29–30.
The main candidates were the entrepreneur Gianni Lettieri, from Silvio Berlusconi's party People of Freedom, the prefect Mario Morcone, from Democratic Party, and the magisrate Luigi De Magistris, from Antonio Di Pietro's party Italy of Values.
In March 2011, Morcone was chosen as the candidate center-left coalition with the coalition primary elections. However, De Magistris decided to run without the support of the center-left coalition; he was supported by his party, Communist Refoundation Party and some civic lists.
On the first round Lettieri was ahead with the 37% of the votes, but on the second round De Magistris won the election with the 65% of the votes.
In these election Democratic Party obtained the worst result since 1993, People of Freedom failed once again to conquer the city and De Magistris became the first elected mayor of Naples from a left-wing party.
|Naples Mayoral Election Results 2011|
|Luigi De Magistris||Italy of Values||128.303||27,52||264.730||65,37|
|Gianni Lettieri||People of Freedom||179.575||38,52||140.203||34,62|
|Mario Morcone||Democratic Party||89.280||19,15||-||-|
|Naples Council Election 2011 - Parties|
|Left (De Magistris)||68,522||16.7||29||Italy of Values
Communist Refoundation Party
Civic Lists (2)
|Center-right (Lettieri)||176,901||43.1||10||People of Freedom
Italian Republican Party
Civic Lists (8)
|Center-left (Morcone)||92,983||22.7||4||Democratic Party
Left Ecology Freedom
Civic List (1)