List of mayors of Agrigento

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Mayor of Agrigento
Sindaco di Agrigento
Incumbent
Lillo Firetto (Union of the Centre)

since 3 June 2015
AppointerPopular election
Term length5 years, renewable once
Formation1860
WebsiteOfficial website

The Mayor of Agrigento is an elected politician who, along with the Agrigento's City Council, is accountable for the strategic government of Agrigento in Sicily, Italy. The current Mayor is Lillo Firetto from the centrist party Union of the Centre, who took office on 3 June 2015.[1][2]

Overview[edit]

According to the Italian Constitution, the Mayor of Agrigento is member of the City Council.

The Mayor is elected by the population of Agrigento, who also elects the members of the City Council, controlling the Mayor's policy guidelines and is able to enforce his resignation by a motion of no confidence. The Mayor is entitled to appoint and release the members of his government.

Since 1993 the Mayor is elected directly by Agrigento's electorate: in all mayoral elections in Italy in cities with a population higher than 15,000 the voters express a direct choice for the mayor or an indirect choice voting for the party of the candidate's coalition. If no candidate receives at least 50% of votes, the top two candidates go to a second round after two weeks. The election of the City Council is based on a direct choice for the candidate with a preference vote: the candidate with the majority of the preferences is elected. The number of the seats for each party is determined proportionally.

Italian Republic (since 1946)[edit]

City Council election (1946-1993)[edit]

From 1946 to 1993, the Mayor of Agrigento was elected by the City's Council.

Popular election (since 1993)[edit]

Since 1993, under provisions of new local administration law, the Mayor of Agrigento is chosen by popular election.

  Mayor Term start Term end Party
(12) Calogero Sodano 20 June 1993 30 November 1997 Italian Republican Party
Christian Democratic Centre
30 November 1997 25 November 2001
16 Aldo Piazza 25 November 2001 27 May 2007 Union of the Centre
17 Marco Zambuto 27 May 2007 21 May 2012 Union of the Centre
21 May 2012 13 June 2014
18 Lillo Firetto 3 June 2015 Incumbent Union of the Centre

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lillo Firetto è il nuovo sindaco di Agrigento: "Aria nuova per Agrigento"". Agrigento Notizie (in Italian). 1 June 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Lillo Firetto è eletto a primo turno sindaco di Agrigento". siciliaonpress.com (in Italian). Retrieved 19 March 2019.