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Mayor of Bologna
Virginio Merola 2016.jpeg
Incumbent
Virginio Merola

since 16 May 2011
ResidencePalazzo d'Accursio
AppointerPopular election
Term length5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderLuigi Pizzardi
FormationApril 6, 1860
DeputySergio Porena
Salary€114,960
WebsiteOfficial website

The Mayor of Bologna is an elected politician who, along with the Bologna’s City Council, is accountable for the strategic government of Bologna, the regional capital of Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Since May 16, 2011, Virginio Merola is the current mayor of Bologna.

This is a list of mayors of Bologna, Italy.

List of Mayors of Bologna[edit]

Kingdom of Italy (1860-1946)[edit]

In 1860 the nascent Kingdom of Italy created the office of the Mayor of Bologna (Sindaco di Bologna), chosen by the City council. In 1926, the Fascist dictatorship abolished mayors and City councils, replacing them with an authoritarian Podestà chosen by the National Fascist Party.

  Mayor Term start Term end Party
1 Luigi Pizzardi 6 April 1860 11 January 1862 Historical Right
2 Carlo Pepoli 11 January 1862 7 May 1866 Independent
3 Gioacchino Napoleone Pepoli 7 May 1866 6 April 1870 Historical Left
4 Camillo Casarini 6 April 1870 3 January 1875 Historical Left
5 Gaetano Tacconi 3 January 1875 29 March 1890 Historical Right
6 Carlo Carli 29 March 1890 1 June 1891 Historical Left
7 Alberto Dallolio 1 June 1891 22 December 1902 Historical Left
8 Enrico Golinelli 22 December 1902 30 January 1905 Historical Left
9 Giuseppe Tanari 30 January 1905 21 November 1910 Historical Right
10 Ettore Nadalini 21 November 1910 15 July 1914 Historical Left
11 Francesco Zanardi 15 July 1914 21 November 1920 Italian Socialist Party
12 Enio Gnudi 21 November 1920 4 March 1923 Italian Socialist Party
13 Umberto Puppini 4 March 1923 26 December 1926 National Fascist Party
Fascist Podestà (1926-1945)
1 Leandro Arpinati 26 December 1926 22 September 1929 National Fascist Party
2 Antonio Carranti 22 September 1929 10 July 1930 National Fascist Party
3 Giovanni Battista Berardi 10 July 1930 1 October 1933 National Fascist Party
4 Angelo Manaresi 1 October 1933 10 July 1936 National Fascist Party
5 Cesare Colliva 10 July 1936 23 November 1939 National Fascist Party
6 Enzo Ferné 23 November 1939 26 August 1943 National Fascist Party
7 Mario Agnoli 26 August 1943 25 April 1945 Republican Fascist Party
Liberation (1945-1946)
14 Giuseppe Dozza 25 April 1945 7 April 1946 Italian Communist Party

Republic of Italy (1946-present)[edit]

From 1945 to 1995, the Mayor of Bologna was chosen by the City council. Since 1995, under provisions of new local administration law (1993), the Mayor of Bologna is chosen by direct election, originally every four years, and since 1999 every five years.

Mayor of Bologna Took office Left office Party Coalition Election
1 Giuseppe Dozza.jpg Giuseppe Dozza
(1901–1974)
7 April 1946 2 April 1966 PCI PCI
7 April 1946 – 2 April 1966
1946
1951
1956
1960
1964
2 Guido Fanti.jpg Guido Fanti
(1925–2012)
2 April 1966 29 July 1970 PCI PCI
2 April 1966 – 29 July 1970
3 Renato Zangheri.jpg Renato Zangheri
(1925–2015)
29 July 1970 29 April 1983 PCI PCI
29 July 1970 – 29 April 1983
1970
1975
1980
4 Renzo Imbeni.jpg Renzo Imbeni
(1944–2005)
29 April 1983 27 February 1993 PCI
PDS
PCI
29 April 1983 – 27 February 1993
1985
1990
5 Walter Vitali.jpg Walter Vitali
(b. 1952)
28 February 1993 24 April 1995 PDS PDS
28 February 1993 – 24 April 1995
Elected mayors (1995–present)
(5) Walter Vitali.jpg Walter Vitali
(b. 1952)
24 April 1995 30 June 1999 PDS
DS
The Olive Tree
24 April 1995 – 30 June 1999
1995
6 Giorgio Guazzaloca
(1944–2017)
30 June 1999 14 June 2004 Independent Pole for Freedoms
30 June 1999 – 14 June 2004
1999
7 Sergio Cofferati 2009 crop.jpg Sergio Cofferati
(b. 1948)
14 June 2004 23 June 2009 DS
PD
The Olive Tree
14 June 2004 – 23 June 2009
2004
8 Flavio Delbono crop.jpeg Flavio Delbono
(b. 1959)
23 June 2009 17 February 2010[1] PD PDIdVFdSFdV
23 June 2009 – 17 February 2010
2009
9 Virginio Merola 2016.jpeg Virginio Merola
(b. 1955)
16 May 2011 Incumbent PD PDSELIdV
16 May 2011 – 20 June 2016
2011
PD
since 20 June 2016
2016

Timeline[edit]

Virginio MerolaFlavio DelbonoSergio CofferatiGiorgio GuazzalocaWalter VitaliRenzo ImbeniRenato ZangheriGuido FantiGiuseppe Dozza

Mayors by time in office[edit]

Rank Mayor Political Party Total time in office Terms
1 Giuseppe Dozza PCI 20 years, 342 days 5
2 Renato Zangheri PCI 12 years, 274 days 3
3 Renzo Imbeni PCI 9 years, 304 days 2
4 Virginio Merola PD 8 years, 36 days 2
5 Walter Vitali PDS/DS 6 years, 123 days 2
6 Sergio Cofferati DS/PD 5 years, 9 days 1
7 Giorgio Guazzaloca Independent 4 years, 350 days 1
8 Guido Fanti PCI 4 years, 118 days 1
9 Flavio Delbono PD 239 days 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ He resigned following the so-called Cinziagate scandal. Until May 2011 the local government was then presided by Anna Maria Cancellieri, a state-appointed prefect.[1]