Virginio Merola

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Virginio Merola
Virginio Merola 2014 02.jpg
38th Mayor of Bologna
Assumed office
May 24, 2011
Preceded by Flavio Delbono
Personal details
Born (1955-02-14) February 14, 1955 (age 60)
Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy
Nationality Italian
Political party Democratic Party
Other political
Italian Communist Party
Democratic Party of the Left
Democrats of the Left
Relations Married
Alma mater University of Bologna
Occupation Politician
Religion Roman Catholicism

Virginio Merola (born February 14, 1955 in Santa Maria Capua Vetere) is an Italian politician. Merola is a member of the Democratic Party and the current mayor of Bologna.[1][2][3]


Merola was born on February 14, 1955 in Santa Maria Capua Vetere in the Province of Caserta in Campania. He studied at the University of Bologna, where he graduated in philosophy.

In May 2011, Merola became mayor of the city of Bologna after winning 50.47% of votes in the local elections. He is the latest of a long line of left-wing mayors of Bologna.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Merola boccia la 'Frocessione' "No al muro contro muro"" (in Italian). il Resto del Carlino. November 29, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Patrimoniale locale per non toccare l'Irpef" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. November 15, 2010. Retrieved December 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "L'augurio di Merola agli studenti" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. September 17, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2011. 

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Preceded by
Anna Maria Cancellieri (commissioner)
Mayor of Bologna
Succeeded by