List of mayors of Rome
|Mayor of Rome
|Term length||5 years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Giuseppe Lunati (1870)|
|Formation||September 23, 1870|
The Mayor of Rome is an elected politician who, along with the Rome’s City Council of 48 members, is accountable for the strategic government of Rome. Since 12 June 2013, Ignazio Marino holds the position. Previously, the position was held by Gianni Alemanno from April 2008 until his succession by Marino.
Since 1870, newborn Kingdom of Italy created the office of the Mayor of Rome (Sindaco di Roma), chosen by the City council:
- 1870, Giuseppe Lunati
- 1870–1871, Filippo Doria Pamphili
- 1871, Giovanni Angelini
- 1871, Francesco Pallavicini
- 1871–1872, Francesco Grispigni
- 1872, Pietro Venturi
- 1872–1874, Luigi Pianciani
- 1874–1877, Pietro Venturi
- 1877–1880, Emanuele Ruspoli
- 1880–1881, Augusto Armellini
- 1881–1882, Luigi Pianciani
- 1882–1887, Leopoldo Torlonia
- 1888–1889, Alessandro Guiccioli
- 1889–1890, Augusto Armellini
- 1890, Camillo Finocchiaro Aprile
- 1890–1892, Onorato Caetani
- 1892–1899, Emanuele Ruspoli
- 1899, Enrico Galluppi
- 1899–1904, Prospero Colonna
- 1904, Carlo Palomba
- 1904–1905, Giovanni Cruciani Alibrandi
- 1905–1907, Giovanni Cruciani Alibrandi
- 1907, Cesare Salvarezza
- 1907–1913, Ernesto Nathan (Radical Party)
- 1913–1914, Fausto Aphel
- 1914–1919, Prospero Colonna
- 1919–1920, Adolfo Apolloni
- 1920–1921, Luigi Rava
- 1921–1922, Giovanni Valli
- 1922–1926, Filippo Cremonesi
Fascist dictatorship abolished mayors and City councils in 1926, replacing them with a single authoritarian Rector (Podestà) chosen by the National Fascist Party. The rector of Rome was called "Governatore" (Governor):
- 1926–1928, Ludovico Spada Potenziani
- 1928–1935, Francesco Boncompagni Ludovisi
- 1935–1936, Giuseppe Bottai
- 1936–1939, Piero Colonna
- 1939–1943, Giangiacomo Borghese
- 1943–1944, Riccardo Motta
- 1944, Giovanni Orgera
From 1944 to 1993, the Mayor of Rome was chosen by the City council:
|1||Andrea Doria Pamphili||June 4, 1944||November 10, 1946||none||CLN||none|
|2||Mario De Cesare||November 10, 1946||November 4, 1947||Communist||PCI – PSI||1946|
|3||Salvatore Rebecchini||November 4, 1947||May 26, 1956||Christian democratic||DC – PRI – PLI||1947, 1952|
|4||Umberto Tupini||July 2, 1956||January 9, 1958||Christian democratic||DC – PRI – PLI||1956|
|5||Urbano Ciocchetti||January 9, 1958||April 29, 1961||Christian democratic||DC – PRI – PLI||–|
|6||Glauco Della Porta||July 17, 1962||March 4, 1964||Christian democratic||DC||1962|
|7||Americo Petrucci||March 4, 1964||November 27, 1967||Christian democratic||DC||–|
|8||Rinaldo Santini||December 27, 1967||May 6, 1969||Christian democratic||DC||1967|
|9||Clelio Darida||May 6, 1969||May 6, 1976||Christian democratic||DC||1972|
|10||Giulio Carlo Argan||May 6, 1976||September 25, 1979||Communist||PCI||1976|
|11||Luigi Petroselli||September 25, 1979||October 8, 1981||Communist||PCI||–|
|12||Ugo Vetere||October 8, 1981||May 12, 1985||Communist||PCI||1981|
|13||Nicola Signorello||July 31, 1985||May 10, 1988||Christian democratic||DC – PRI – PSI||1985|
|14||Pietro Giubilo||August 6, 1988||December 18, 1989||Christian democratic||DC – PRI – PSI||–|
|15||Franco Carraro||December 18, 1989||April 19, 1993||Socialist||DC – PRI – PSI||1989|
Since 1993, under provisions of new local administration law, the Mayor of Rome is chosen by popular election, originally every four, and since 2001 every five years:
|Mayor of Rome||Took office||Left office||Party||Coalition|
|16||Francesco Rutelli||5 December 1993||8 January 2001||Greens||PDS – FV – PPI
5 December 1993 – 16 November 1997
|DS – FV – PPI
16 November 1997 – 1 June 2001
|17||Walter Veltroni||1 June 2001||13 February 2008||Democrats of the Left then
|DS – FV – DL – PRC – PdCI
1 June 2001 – 1 June 2006
|DS – FV – DL – PRC – PdCI
1 June 2006 – 28 April 2008
|18||Gianni Alemanno||28 April 2008||12 June 2013||People of Freedom||PdL
28 April 2008 - 12 June 2013
|19||Ignazio Marino||12 June 2013||incumbent||Democratic Party||PD – SEL
since 12 June 2013
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, united with other center-left parties.
The main candidates were Francesco Rutelli, member of the Greens and supported by a center-left coalition, and Gianfranco Fini, one of the founder of the Italian Social Movement. However there were a lot of others candidates from different parties.
On December 5, 1993, Rutelli won the election and became the first elected mayor of Rome.
|Rome Mayoral Election Results 1993|
|Gianfranco Fini||Italian Social Movement||619,309||35.8||844,030||46.9|
Mayoral and Council election, 1997
The municipal elections were held on November 16, 1997.
The center-left coalition of outgoing mayor Francesco Rutelli, a member of the Greens, takes precedence over the center-right coalition led by Pierluigi Borghini, member of the neo-fascist party National Alliance.
|Rome Mayoral Election Results 1997|
|Pierluigi Borghini||National Alliance||586,083||35.9|
Mayoral and Council election, 2001
The municipal elections were held in two separate rounds.
In the second round, on May 27, 2001, is elected the candidate of the center-left coalition (Democrats of the Left, Federation of the Greens, Party of Italian Communists and Communist Refoundation Party) Walter Veltroni. The candidate of the center-right coalition (Forza Italia and National Alliance) Antonio Tajani reaches only 47% of the vote.
|Rome Mayoral Election Results 2001|
|Walter Veltroni||Democrats of the Left||800,660||48.3||871,930||52.2|
|Antonio Tajani||Forza Italia||747,169||45.1||799,363||47.8|
Mayoral and Council election, 2006
These municipal elections were held on May 28–29, 2006.
The citizens of Rome elected the incumbent mayor Walter Veltroni, supported by a center-left coalition (The Olive Tree, Communist Refoundation Party, Federation of the Greens and Party of Italian Communists), while the candidate of the center-right coalition Gianni Alemanno received only the 37% of the vote.
|Rome Mayoral Election Results 2006|
|Walter Veltroni||Democrats of the Left||921,491||61.4|
|Gianni Alemanno||National Alliance||556,176||37.1|
Mayoral and Council election, 2008
The 2008 elections were held before the end of the term that started in 2006, following incumbent mayor Walter Veltroni's decision to stand for parliamentary election in 2008.
The centre-right coalition put forward the same candidate it had backed in 2006, Gianni Alemanno. The centre-left coalition backed Francesco Rutelli, who previously served as mayor of the city from 1993 to 2001.
Gianni Alemanno won the mayoral elections after the second round on April 28, 2008, making him the first conservative mayor of Rome in republican history.
|Rome Mayoral Election Results 2008|
|Gianni Alemanno||People of Freedom||677,350||40.7||783,255||53.7|
|Francesco Rutelli||Democratic Party||761,126||45.8||676,472||46.3|
Mayoral and Council election, 2013
The 2013 elections were held on 25-26 May. A second round will be held on 9-10 June.
|Rome Mayoral Election Results 2013|
|Ignazio Marino||Democratic Party||512,720||42.6|
|Gianni Alemanno||People of Freedom||364,337||30.3|
|Marcello De Vito||Five Star Movement||149,665||12.4|
|Alfio Marchini||Civic List||114,169||9.5|
|Rome Council Election 2013 - Parties|
|Center-left (Marino)||433,714||42.6||Democratic Party
Left Ecology Freedom
Italian Socialist Party
Civic List (1)
|Center-right (Alemanno)||323,272||31.7||People of Freedom
Brothers of Italy
The Right-Tricolour Flame
Civic Lists (3)