List of mayors of Alessandria

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Mayor of Alessandria
Sindaco di Alessandria
Incumbent
Gianfranco Cuttica di Revigliasco (Lega Nord)

since 27 June 2017
AppointerPopular election
Term length5 years, renewable once
Formation1848
WebsiteOfficial website

The Mayor of Alessandria is an elected politician who, along with the Alessandria's City Council, is accountable for the strategic government of Alessandria in Piedmont, Italy. The current Mayor is Gianfranco Cuttica di Revigliasco, a member of the right-wing populist party Lega Nord, who took office on 27 June 2017.[1]

Overview[edit]

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

The Mayor is elected by the population of Alessandria, 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 Alessandria'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 Alessandria was elected by the City's Council.

  Mayor Term start Term end Party
1 Giuseppe Moccagatta 1946 1946 Italian Socialist Party
2 Giovanni Porta 1946 1947 Italian Socialist Party
3 Nicola Basile 1947 1964 Italian Socialist Party
4 Amaele Abbiati 1964 1967 Italian Socialist Party
5 Piero Magrassi 1967 1972 Italian Socialist Party
6 Felice Borgoglio 1972 1979 Italian Socialist Party
7 Francesco Barrera 1979 1985 Italian Socialist Party
8 Giuseppe Mirabelli 30 July 1985 30 December 1991 Italian Socialist Party
9 Giovanni Battista Priano 4 February 1992 30 July 1992 Italian Socialist Party
10 Gian Luca Veronesi 25 September 1992 24 February 1993 Italian Socialist Party

Direct election (since 1993)[edit]

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

  Mayor Term start Term end Party
11 Francesca Calvo 5 December 1993 30 November 1997 Lega Nord
30 November 1997 10 June 2002
12 Mara Scagni 10 June 2002 27 May 2007 Democrats of the Left
13 Piercarlo Fabbio 27 May 2007 21 May 2012 Forza Italia
The People of Freedom
14 Maria Rita Rossa 21 May 2012 27 June 2017 Democratic Party
15 Gianfranco Cuttica di Revigliasco 27 June 2017 Incumbent Lega Nord

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dopo 15 anni Alessandria torna alla Lega Nord: il sindaco è Gianfranco Cuttica di Revigliasco". la Stampa (in Italian). 26 June 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2019.