2019 Italian local elections

The 2019 Italian local elections will be held on different dates; most on 26 May 2019, together with the 2019 European election, with a second round on 9 June.[1] Direct elections will be held in 3,843 out of 7,918 municipalities; in each of these, mayor and members of the City Council are going to be elected. Of the 3,841 municipalities, 30 are provincial capitals.

The elections in Sicily were held on 28 April, with a second ballot on 12 May. The elections in Sardinia were held on June 16 with a second ballot on June 30.

Voting systemEdit

All mayoral elections in Italy in cities with a population higher than 15,000 use the same voting system. Under this system, 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. This gives a result whereby the winning candidate may be able to claim majority support, although it is not guaranteed.

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 seats for each party is determined proportionally.

ResultsEdit

Majority of each coalition in the comuni which have a population higher than 15,000 inhabitants:

Party Comuni
Centre-left coalition 114
Centre-right coalition 87
Independents and civic lists 25
Five Star Movement 3
Right-wing coalition 1
Left-wing coalition
Centrist coalition

Mayoral election resultsEdit

Cities Population Incumbent mayor Party Coalition Elected mayor Party Coalition
Ascoli Piceno 48,390 Guido Castelli Forza Italia Centre-right Marco Fioravanti Brothers of Italy Right-wing
Avellino 56,339 Giuseppe Priolo[2] none none Gianluca Festa Independent Civic
Bari 322,018 Antonio Decaro Democratic Party Centre-left Antonio Decaro Democratic Party Centre-left
Bergamo 120,923 Giorgio Gori Democratic Party Centre-left Giorgio Gori Democratic Party Centre-left
Biella 44,324 Marco Cavicchioli Democratic Party Centre-left Claudio Corradino League Centre-right
Cagliari 154,052 Bruno Carcangiu[3] none none Paolo Truzzu Brothers of Italy Centre-right
Caltanissetta 62,317 Giovanni Ruvolo Democratic Party Centre-left Roberto Gambino Five Star Movement Five Star
Campobasso 49,168 Antonio Battista Democratic Party Centre-left Roberto Gravina Five Star Movement Five Star
Cremona 72,156 Gianluca Galimberti Democratic Party Centre-left Gianluca Galimberti Democratic Party Centre-left
Ferrara 132,023 Tiziano Tagliani Democratic Party Centre-left Alan Fabbri League Centre-right
Florence 380,948 Dario Nardella Democratic Party Centre-left Dario Nardella Democratic Party Centre-left
Foggia 151,371 Franco Landella Forza Italia Centre-right Franco Landella Forza Italia Centre-right
Forlì 117,863 Davide Drei Democratic Party Centre-left Gian Luca Zattini Independent Centre-right
Lecce 95,425 Ennio Mario Sodano[4] none none Carlo Salvemini Democratic Party Centre-left
Livorno 158,371 Filippo Nogarin Five Star Movement Five Star Luca Salvetti Democratic Party Centre-left
Modena 185,273 Gian Carlo Muzzarelli Democratic Party Centre-left Gian Carlo Muzzarelli Democratic Party Centre-left
Pavia 72,773 Flavio Ferdani[5] none none Mario Fabrizio Fracassi League Centre-right
Perugia 165,683 Andrea Romizi Forza Italia Centre-right Andrea Romizi Forza Italia Centre-right
Pesaro 94,882 Matteo Ricci Democratic Party Centre-left Matteo Ricci Democratic Party Centre-left
Pescara 119,820 Marco Alessandrini Democratic Party Centre-left Carlo Masci Forza Italia Centre-right
Potenza 67,161 Dario De Luca Brothers of Italy Right-wing Mario Guarente League Centre-right
Prato 193,325 Matteo Biffoni Democratic Party Centre-left Matteo Biffoni Democratic Party Centre-left
Reggio Emilia 171,944 Luca Vecchi Democratic Party Centre-left Luca Vecchi Democratic Party Centre-left
Rovigo 51,008 Nicola Izzo[6] none none Edoardo Gaffeo Democratic Party Centre-left
Sassari 127,018 Nicola Sanna Democratic Party Centre-left Nanni Campus Independent Civic
Verbania 30,709 Silvia Marchionini Democratic Party Centre-left Silvia Marchionini Democratic Party Centre-left
Vercelli 46,181 Maura Forte Democratic Party Centre-left Andrea Corsaro Forza Italia Centre-right
Vibo Valentia 34,133 Giuseppe Guetta[7] none none Maria Limardo Forza Italia Centre-right

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elezioni amministrative 2019, dove si vota? La data e le città interessate
  2. ^ Special Commissioner replacing mayor Vincenzo Ciampi (Five Star Movement) since 27 November 2018.
  3. ^ Special Commissioner replacing mayor Massimo Zedda (Progressive Area) since 5 April 2019.
  4. ^ Special Commissioner replacing mayor Carlo Salvemini (Democratic Party) since 14 January 2019.
  5. ^ Special Commissioner replacing mayor Massimo Depaoli (Democratic Party) since 2 April 2019.
  6. ^ Special Commissioner replacing mayor Massimo Bergamin (Northern League) since 22 February 2019.
  7. ^ Special Commissioner replacing mayor Elio Costa (Centre-right independent) since 29 January 2019.