List of mayors of Ragusa

The Mayor of Ragusa is an elected politician who, along with the Ragusa's City Council, is accountable for the strategic government of Ragusa in Sicily, Italy.

Mayor of Ragusa
Sindaco di Ragusa
Giuseppe Cassì

since 27 June 2018
AppointerPopular election
Term length5 years, renewable once
WebsiteOfficial website
Ragusa's City Hall

The current Mayor is Giuseppe Cassì, a right-wing independent and former basketball player, who took office on 27 June 2018.[1]


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

The Mayor is elected by the population of Ragusa, who also elects 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 1994 the Mayor is elected directly by Ragusa'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 (1946–1994)Edit

From 1946 to 1994, the Mayor of Ragusa was elected by the City's Council.[2]

Direct election (since 1994)Edit

Since 1994, under provisions of new local administration law, the Mayor of Ragusa is chosen by direct election, originally every four, then every five years.

  Mayor Term start Term end Party Coalition Election
15 Giorgio Chessari 28 June 1994 10 June 1998 PDS PDS • PPI • LR • AD 1994
16 Domenico Arezzo 10 June 1998 10 June 2003 FI FI • AN • CCD 1998
17 Antonio Solarino 10 June 2003 18 November 2005[a] DL DS • DL • SDI • PRC 2003
Special Prefectural Commissioner tenure (18 November 2005 – 26 June 2006)
18 Nello Dipasquale 26 June 2006 30 May 2011 FI
FI • AN • UDC 2006
30 May 2011 30 August 2012[b] PdL • UDC • PID 2011
Special Prefectural Commissioner tenure (30 August 2012 – 26 June 2013)
19 Federico Piccitto 26 June 2013 27 June 2018 M5S M5S 2013
20 Giuseppe Cassì 27 June 2018 Incumbent Ind Right-wing
independent lists
  1. ^ Ousted out of office after losing the majority in the City Council.
  2. ^ Resigned.



  1. ^ "M5S, cade la roccaforte Ragusa: il nuovo sindaco è Cassì". la Repubblica (in Italian). 24 June 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "I Sindaci del Comune di Ragusa". Comune di Ragusa (in Italian). Retrieved 11 April 2019.

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