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
- 2 Elections
- 3 See also
- 4 References
Borbonic mayors (1813–1861)
|Mayor||Term start||Term end||Appointer|
|1||Marino Carafa di Belvedere||30 March 1813||7 February 1817||Joachim I|
|2||Michele de' Medici di Ottajano||7 February 1817||6 June 1818|
|3||Carlo Caracciolo||7 June 1818||2 March 1821|
|4||Francesco Tocco||23 July 1821||29 December 1823|
|5||Giuseppe Pignatelli||30 December 1823||30 December 1829|
|5||Andrea Coppola||1 January 1830||26 May 1830|
|6||Troiano Spinelli||27 May 1830||31 December 1835||Ferdinand II|
|7||Giuseppe Caracciolo||1 January 1836||31 December 1838|
|8||Nazario Sanfelice||1 January 1839||20 December 1847|
|9||Nazario Sanfelice||16 July 1848||14 January 1857|
|10||Giuseppe Pignone del Carretto||27 January 1857||7 September 1860|
|11||Andrea Colonna di Stigliano||8 September 1860||30 November 1860||Vacant|
|12||Giuseppe Colonna di Stigliano||1 December 1860||17 March 1861|
Unitary mayors (1861–1926)
|Mayor||Term start||Term end||Party|
|(12)||Giuseppe Colonna di Stigliano||17 March 1861||8 May 1864||None|
|13||Rodrigo Nolli||1 September 1865||26 November 1866||Historical Right|
|14||Fedele De Siervo||27 November 1866||30 October 1867||Historical Right|
|15||Guglielmo Capitelli||17 April 1868||24 September 1870||Historical Right|
|16||Paolo Emilio Imbriani||25 September 1870||13 June 1872||Historical Right|
|17||Francesco Spinelli||3 October 1872||13 November 1875||Historical Right|
|18||Antonio Winspeare||14 November 1875||11 July 1876||Historical Right|
|19||Gennaro Sambiase Sanseverino||12 July 1876||26 April 1878||Historical Right|
|20||Girolamo Giusso||12 August 1876||17 May 1884||Historical Right|
|21||Nicola Amore||17 May 1884||17 November 1889||Historical Right|
|22||Giuseppe Caracciolo||20 November 1889||25 June 1891||Historical Right|
|23||Salvatore Fusco||12 January 1892||17 July 1893||Historical Left|
|24||Carlo del Pezzo||26 January 1894||17 February 1895||Historical Right|
|25||Emilio Capomazzi||6 August 1896||23 July 1898||Historical Right|
|26||Celestino Summonte||24 July 1898||10 November 1900||Historical Left|
|27||Luigi Miraglia||30 November 1901||18 October 1903||Historical Left|
|28||Ferdinando Del Carretto di Novello||19 October 1903||31 July 1914||Historical Right|
|29||Pasquale del Pezzo||1 August 1914||30 April 1917||Liberal Union|
|30||Enrico Presutti||1 May 1917||30 November 1922||Liberal Union|
|31||Alfredo Vittorio Russo||1 December 1920||21 November 1922||National Fascist Party|
|32||Raffaele Angiulli||22 November 1922||19 March 1926||National Fascist Party|
Fascist Podestas (1926–1943)
|Mayor||Term start||Term end||Party|
|1||Francesco Montuoso||20 March 1926||30 November 1927||National Fascist Party|
|2||Dante Alamasi||1 December 1927||5 January 1930||National Fascist Party|
|3||Giovanni De Riseis||6 January 1930||6 April 1932||National Fascist Party|
|4||Lorenzo La Via di Sant'Agrippina||7 April 1932||22 January 1934||National Fascist Party|
|5||Giovanni Niutta||23 January 1934||10 July 1936||National Fascist Party|
|6||Giovanni Orgera||11 July 1936||5 August 1943||National Fascist Party|
Re-established mayors (1943–present)
From 1943 to 1993, the Mayor of Naples was chosen by the City council.
|Mayor||Term start||Term end||Party||Coalition|
|33||Giuseppe Solimene||6 August 1943||14 April 1944||None|
|34||Gustavo Ingrosso||15 April 1944||7 January 1945||PDL||CLN|
|35||Gennaro Fermariello||8 January 1945||5 September 1946||PdA||CLN|
|35||Giuseppe Buonocore||14 December 1946||28 February 1948||PNM||BNL - DC|
|36||Domenico Moscati||1 March 1948||8 July 1952||DC||DC - PNM - PLI|
|37||Achille Lauro||9 July 1952||5 January 1958||PNM
|PNM - MSI (1952–54)|
PMP - DC - PLI (1954–58)
|38||Nicola Sansanelli||6 January 1958||3 February 1961||PMP||PMP - DC - PLI|
|(37)||Achille Lauro||4 February 1961||9 October 1962||PDIUM||PDIUM - DC - PLI|
|39||Vincenzo Mario Palmieri||10 October 1962||30 July 1963||DC||DC - PDIUM|
|40||Ferdinando Clemente di San Luca||31 July 1963||19 January 1966||DC||DC - PDIUM (1963–64)|
DC - PSI - PSDI (1964–66)
|41||Giovanni Principe||20 January 1966||15 November 1970||DC||DC - PSI - PSDI|
|42||Gerardo De Michele||16 November 1970||1 August 1974||DC||DC - PSI - PSDI - PRI|
|43||Bruno Milanesi||2 August 1974||26 September 1975||DC||DC - PSI - PSDI - PRI|
|44||Maurizio Valenzi||27 September 1975||30 January 1984||PCI||PCI - PSI - PSDI|
|45||Francesco Picardi||31 January 1984||29 April 1984||PSDI||DC - PSI - PSDI|
|46||Vincenzo Scotti||30 April 1984||5 August 1984||DC||DC - PSI - PSDI|
|47||Mario Forte||6 August 1984||28 November 1984||DC||DC - PSI - PSDI|
|48||Carlo D'Amato||29 November 1984||28 July 1987||PSI||DC - PSI - PSDI - PRI - PLI|
|49||Pietro Lezzi||29 July 1987||31 July 1990||PSI||DC - PSI - PRI - PLI|
|50||Nello Polese||1 August 1990||1 April 1993||PSI||DC - PSI - PRI - PLI|
|51||Francesco Tagliamonte||2 April 1993||5 August 1993||DC||DC - PSI - PRI - PLI|
Since 1993, under provisions of new local administration law, the Mayor of Naples is chosen by popular election, originally every four, and since 2001 every five years.
|Mayor of Naples||Took office||Left office||Party||Coalition||Election|
|52||Antonio Bassolino||6 December 1993||24 March 2000||PDS||PDS - PRC - Greens
6 December 1993 – 17 November 1997
|PDS - PPI - PRC
17 November 1997 - 24 March 2000
|53||Rosa Russo Iervolino||14 May 2001||1 June 2011||DL / PD||The Olive Tree
14 May 2001 – 30 May 2006
|The Olive Tree
30 May 2006 - 1 June 2011
|54||Luigi De Magistris||1 June 2011||incumbent||IdV / MA / DemA||IdV - PRC
1 June 2011 – 20 June 2016
|DemA - SI
and other leftist independents
since 20 June 2016
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 representation in the City Council; the Popular Democratic Front, which was composed by communists and socialists, received the 31% of the votes and did not have 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 magistrate 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)
Mayoral and Council election, 2016
The election took place in two rounds: the first on June 5 and the second on June 19.
The main candidates were the incumbent mayor Luigi De Magistris, former member of Antonio Di Pietro's party Italy of Values, the entrepreneur Gianni Lettieri, near to Silvio Berlusconi's party Forza Italia and Valeria Valente, from Democratic Party.
Valente was chosen as the candidate center-left coalition with the coalition primary elections. One of Valente's opponents was former mayor Antonio Bassolino, who criticized the participation of centre-right voters to the primaries.
On the first round De Magistris was ahead with the 42% of the votes, and then won the second round with the 66% of the votes.
|Naples Mayoral Election Results 2016|
|Luigi De Magistris||Independent, former Italy of Values||172.710||42,82||185.907||66,85|
|Gianni Lettieri||Independent, near to Forza Italia||96.961||24,04||92.174||33,15|
|Valeria Valente||Democratic Party||85.225||21,13||-||-|
|Naples Council Election 2016 - Parties|
|Left (De Magistris)||172.710||42,82||24||Italian Left
Civic Lists (4)
|Center-right (Lettieri)||96.961||24,04||6||Forza Italia
Civic Lists (2)
|Center-left (Valente)||85.225||21,13||6||Democratic Party