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Cateno Roberto De Luca (born 18 March 1972) is an Italian politician who became mayor of Messina on 26 June 2018.[1]

Cateno De Luca
Mayor of Messina
Assumed office
26 June 2018
Preceded byRenato Accorinti
Metropolitan Mayor of Messina
Assumed office
26 June 2018
Preceded byRenato Accorinti
Personal details
Born (1972-03-18) 18 March 1972 (age 47)
Fiumedinisi, Italy


De Luca was born in Fiumedinisi. At the age of 18 already begins his political career by being elected to the city council of his city and at the age of 22 he is appointed councilor to the municipality. After losing to the municipal elections of 1998 for the nomination of the new mayor of Fiumedinisi, he reapplied in 2003, succeeding this time to win. Reconfirmed mayor in 2008, two years before he is a candidate for the Regional Sicilian Regional elections, being elected and reconfirmed in the elections of 2008 and 2012. In 2011 he resigned as mayor of his city and runs the following year as mayor of Santa Teresa di Riva, winning the first round and remaining in office until 2017.

Member of the ARSEdit

At the regional elections of 2006 he was elected deputy to the Sicilian Regional Assembly with the Movement for the Autonomies, among whose ranks he was re-elected also to the successive regional of 2008.

At the regional Sicilian in 2012 is a candidate for the Presidency of the region, supported by the Sicilian Revolution list, obtaining however only 1.23% of the votes, not being simultaneously re-elected to the ARS.

In 2017 he founded the Sicilia Vera movement, which will make an agreement with the UDC in view of the Sicilian regional elections of 5 November 2017: De Luca is re-elected member of the ARS among the ranks of the Union of the Center.

Three days after the elections, on 8 November, he was arrested on charges of tax evasion. Under house arrest, this conviction is subsequently revoked and replaced by an interdictive measure of the prohibition to hold top positions in the bodies involved in the investigation.

Mayor of MessinaEdit

In 2018 he was a candidate for mayor of Messina in view of the administrative with the support of six central civic lists. He was elected to the ballot on 24 June with 65.28% of the votes, beating the center-right candidate Placido Bramanti.


  1. ^ "Cateno De Luca, ecco chi è il nuovo sindaco di Messina". Retrieved 3 July 2018.