Mayor of Milan

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Mayor of Milan
Sindaco di Milano
CoA Città di Milano.svg
Giuseppe Sala.jpeg
Incumbent
Giuseppe Sala

since 21 June 2016
Style No courtesy, title or style
Appointer Electorate of Milan
Term length 5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Antonio Durini
Formation 8 November 1807
Deputy Anna Scavuzzo
Salary €43,200 per year
Website www.comune.milano.i

The Mayor of Milan (Italian: Sindaco di Milano) is an elected politician who, along with the Milan’s City Council of 48 members, is accountable for the strategic government of Milan in northern Italy. The title is the equivalent of Lord Mayor in the meaning of an actual executive leader.

The current mayor of Milan is Giuseppe Sala, a left-wing independent leading a progressive alliance composed by the Democratic Party and Italian Left.

Overview[edit]

Current seat of the Mayor, Palazzo Marino.

According to the Italian Constitution, the Mayor of Milan is member of the Milan's City Council. Although the title Mayor is not held by the heads of the nine boroughs of Milan, because they do not actually preside over self-governmental municipalities.

The Mayor is elected by the population of Milan. Citizens elect also the members of the City Council, which also controls 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 Milan'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.

The seat of the City Council is the city hall Palazzo Marino in Piazza della Scala.

List of Mayors of Milan[edit]

Podestà (1807-1860)[edit]

From 1807, Podestà di Milano were appointed by the kings who reigned over the city during the early- to mid-19th century: Napoleon, the Habsburgs and Victor Emmanuel II.

Kingdom of Italy (1860-1946)[edit]

  Mayor Term start Term end Party
1 Antonio Beretta 26 January 1860 13 February 1867 Historical Right
2 Giulio Belinzaghi 13 February 1867 25 April 1884 Historical Right
3 Gaetano Negri 25 April 1884 21 November 1889 Historical Right
(2) Giulio Belinzaghi 21 November 1889 28 September 1892 Historical Right
4 Giuseppe Vigoni 28 September 1892 18 September 1899 Historical Right
5 Giuseppe Mussi 18 September 1899 16 September 1903 Historical Left
6 Giambattista Barinetti 16 September 1903 7 February 1905 Historical Left
7 Ettore Ponti 7 February 1905 11 May 1909 Historical Right
8 Bassano Gabba 11 May 1909 30 January 1911 Historical Right
9 Emanuele Greppi 30 January 1911 30 June 1914 Liberal Union
10 Emilio Caldara 30 June 1914 20 November 1920 Socialist Party
11 Angelo Filippetti 20 November 1920 30 December 1922 Socialist Party
12 Luigi Mangiagalli 30 December 1922 19 August 1926 Liberal Union
Fascist Podestà (1926-1945)
1 Ernesto Belloni 19 August 1926 6 September 1928 National Fascist Party
2 Giuseppe De Capitani d'Arzago 6 September 1928 20 November 1929 National Fascist Party
3 Marcello Visconti di Modrone 20 November 1929 19 November 1935 National Fascist Party
4 Guido Pesenti 19 November 1935 13 June 1938 National Fascist Party
5 Gian Giacomo Gallarati Scotti 13 June 1938 14 October 1943 National Fascist Party
6 Piero Parini 14 October 1943 4 May 1944 Republican Fascist Party
7 Guido Andreoni 4 May 1944 13 September 1944 Republican Fascist Party
8 Giuseppe Spinelli 13 September 1944 23 January 1945 Republican Fascist Party
9 Mario Colombo 23 January 1945 25 April 1945 Republican Fascist Party
Liberation (1945-1946)
13 Antonio Greppi 25 April 1945 7 April 1946 Socialist Party

Republic of Italy (1946-present)[edit]

From 1946 to 1993, the Mayor of Milan was chosen by the City Council.

  Mayor Term start Term end Party Coalition
1 Antonio Greppi 7 April 1946 25 June 1951 PSI PSI - PCI - DC
2 Virgilio Ferrari 25 June 1951 21 January 1961 PSDI DC - PSDI
3 Gino Cassinis 21 January 1961 17 February 1964 PSDI DC - PSDI - PSI
4 Pietro Bucalossi 17 February 1964 16 November 1967 PSDI DC - PSDI - PSI
5 Aldo Aniasi 16 November 1967 12 May 1976 PSI DC - PSDI - PSI (1967–75)
PCI - PSI (1975–76)
6 Carlo Tognoli 12 May 1976 21 December 1986 PSI PCI - PSI (1976–77)
PCI - PSI - PSDI (1977–85)
DC - PSI - PRI (1985–86)
7 Paolo Pillitteri 21 December 1986 18 January 1992 PSI DC - PSI - PRI (1986–87)
PCI - PSI - Greens - PSDI (1987–90)
PCI - PSI - PRI - Greens - PSDI (1990–92)
8 Gianpietro Borghini 21 January 1992 20 June 1993 PSI DC - PSI

Since 1993, under provisions of new local administration law, the Mayor of Milan is chosen by popular election, originally every four, and since 2001 every five years.


Mayor of Milan Took office Left office Party Coalition Election
9 FORMENTINI Marco.jpg Marco Formentini 21 June 1993 12 May 1997 LN LN
21 June 1993 – 12 May 1997
1993
10 Gabriele Albertini.jpg Gabriele Albertini 12 May 1997 1 June 2006 FI FI - AN - CCD
12 May 1997 – 14 May 2001
1997
FI - AN - UDC
14 May 2001 – 1 June 2006
2001
11 Letizia Moratti.jpg Letizia Moratti 1 June 2006 1 June 2011 FI PDL - LN - UDC
1 June 2006 - 1 June 2011
2006
12 Giuliano Pisapia in Piazza Scala a Milano, 27 giugno 2012.jpg Giuliano Pisapia 1 June 2011 21 June 2016 SEL PD - SEL - PRC
1 June 2011 - 21 June 2016
2011
13 Giuseppe Sala.jpeg Giuseppe Sala 21 June 2016 incumbent PD PD - SI
since 21 June 2016
2016

Timeline[edit]

Giuseppe Sala Giuliano Pisapia Letizia Moratti Gabriele Albertini Marco Formentini Carlo Tognoli Aldo Aniasi

Elections[edit]

Main article: Elections in Milan

See also[edit]

References[edit]