List of mayors of Modena

The Mayor of Modena is an elected politician who, along with the Modena's City Council, is accountable for the strategic government of Modena in Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Mayor of Modena
Sindaco di Modena
Gian Carlo Muzzarelli.jpg
Gian Carlo Muzzarelli

since 10 June 2014
AppointerPopular election
Term length5 years, renewable once
WebsiteOfficial website

The current Mayor is Gian Carlo Muzzarelli, a member of the Democratic Party, who took office on 10 June 2014.[1][2]


According to the Italian Constitution, the Mayor of Modena is member of the City Council.

The Mayor is elected by the population of Modena, who also elect the members of the City Council, controlling the 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 1995 the Mayor is elected directly by Modena'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.


Italian Republic (since 1946)Edit

City Council election (1946–1995)Edit

From 1946 to 1995, the Mayor of Modena was elected by the City's Council.

  Mayor Term start Term end Party
1   Alfeo Corassori 22 April 1946 17 March 1962 PCI
2   Rubes Triva 17 March 1962 16 April 1972 PCI
3 Germano Bulgarelli 16 April 1972 9 June 1980 PCI
4 Mario Del Monte 9 June 1980 13 April 1987 PCI
5   Alfonsina Rinaldi 13 April 1987 2 January 1992 PCI
6 Pier Camillo Beccaria 2 January 1992 1 September 1994 PDS
7   Mariangela Bastico 1 September 1994 24 April 1995 PDS

Popular election (since 1995)Edit

Since 1995, under provisions of new local administration law, the Mayor of Modena is chosen by popular election.

  Mayor Term start Term end Party Coalition Election
8   Giuliano Barbolini
(b. 1945)
24 April 1995 14 June 1999 PDS
The Olive Tree
14 June 1999 14 June 2004 The Olive Tree
9   Giorgio Pighi
(b. 1949)
14 June 2004 12 June 2009 DS
The Olive Tree
12 June 2009 10 June 2014 PDSEL 2009
10   Gian Carlo Muzzarelli
(b. 1955)
10 June 2014 30 May 2019 PD PDSEL 2014
30 May 2019 incumbent PD-MDP-FdV 2019


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Muzzarelli eletto sindaco, Modena resta al Pd". la Repubblica. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Modena, Gian Carlo Muzzarelli del Pd eletto sindaco: "Darò un marcia in più alla città"". Adnkronos. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2018.

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