Massimo Bitonci

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Massimo Bitonci
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Mayor of Padua
In office
2014–2016
Member of the Senate
In office
2013–2014
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
2008–2013
Mayor of Cittadella
In office
2002–2012
Deouty Mayor of Cittadella
In office
1994–2002
Personal details
Born (1965-06-24) June 24, 1965 (age 51)
Padua
Nationality Italian
Political party Liga VenetaLega Nord
(1993–1998, 200?–present)
Liga Veneta Repubblica
(1998–200?)

Massimo Bitonci (born 24 June 1965, in Padua) is an Italian Venetist politician. He is a member of Liga VenetaLega Nord.

In 1993, he joined Lega Nord and was deputy mayor of Cittadella from 1994 to 2002.[1] During his second term he followed mayor Lucio Facco into Liga Veneta Repubblica (LVR). With the support of LVR he ran for mayor in 2002 and was elected with 50.9% of the vote in a run-off, defeating Liga Veneta in one of its traditional strongholds.[2]

In 2007 he was re-elected mayor with the 56.5% of the vote in the first round. In that occasion he was supported by a regionalist front composed of Liga Veneta, LVR and some civic lists, which won altogether 51.7% of the vote.[3]

In the 2008 general election Bitonci was elected to the Chamber of Deputies, where he sat in the parliamentary group of Lega Nord. He trailed the electoral result of the party in the Province of Padua, where Lega Nord passed from 7.7%[4] to 24.1%[5] in two years, and especially in Cittadella, where the party quadrupled its score from 11.6%[6] to 42.2%.[7]

In the 2013 general election Bitonci was elected to the Senate, where he was appointed floor leader of his party.

From June 2014 to Novembre 2016 he was mayor of Padua.[8][9]

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