List of mayors of Syracuse, Sicily

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

Mayor of Syracuse
Sindaco di Siracusa
Francesco Italia.jpg
Incumbent
Francesco Italia

since 27 June 2018
AppointerPopular election
Term length5 years, renewable once
Formation1860
WebsiteOfficial website
Palazzo del Vermexio is Syracuse's City Hall

The current Mayor is Francesco Italia, a centre-left independent, who took office on 27 June 2018.[1][2]

OverviewEdit

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

The Mayor is elected by the population of Syracuse, 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 Syracuse'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.

Republic of Italy (since 1946)Edit

City Council election (1946–1994)Edit

From 1946 to 1994, the Mayor of Syracuse was elected by the City's Council.

  Mayor Term start Term end Party
1 Mario Tommaso Gargallo 16 May 1946 24 June 1948 Ind
2 Salvatore Monteforte 24 June 1948 22 December 1948 PdA
3 Vincenzo Greco 22 December 1948 22 November 1950 Ind
4 Alessandro Spagna 22 November 1950 5 December 1952 Ind
5 Marcellino Alagona 5 December 1952 20 March 1957 Ind
6 Raffaello Caracciolo 20 March 1957 5 February 1965 DC
7 Antonio Giuliano 5 February 1965 9 May 1966 DC
8 Vincenzino Tedecshi 9 May 1966 31 January 1967 DC
9 Gaetano Costa 31 January 1967 5 April 1968 DC
(7) Antonio Giuliano 5 April 1968 18 December 1971 DC
10 Marcello Sgarlata 18 December 1971 22 March 1972 DC
11 Luigi Foti 22 March 1972 27 February 1974 DC
12 Concetto Rizza 27 February 1974 9 August 1978 DC
13 Benedetto Brancati 9 August 1978 23 March 1981 DC
14 Gaetano Tirantello 23 March 1981 23 May 1983 DC
15 Aldo Salvo 23 May 1983 4 August 1984 DC
16 Fausto Spagna 4 August 1984 19 June 1986 DC
17 Concetto Lo Bello 19 June 1986 30 November 1986 DC
(16) Fausto Spagna 30 November 1986 7 March 1989 DC
18 Salvatore Barberi 7 March 1989 4 July 1990 DC
19 Gaetano Bandiera 4 July 1990 23 November 1991 DC
20 Litterio Gilistro 23 November 1991 11 July 1992 DC
21 Francesco Cirillo 11 July 1992 13 March 1993 DC
22 Vincenzo Di Raimondo 13 March 1993 28 June 1994 DC

Direct election (since 1994)Edit

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

  Mayor Term start Term end Party Coalition Election
23 Marco Fatuzzo 28 June 1994 12 June 1998 Ind PDS • PPI • LR • AD 1994
24 Vincenzo Dell'Arte 12 June 1998 9 August 1999[a] PPI DS • PPI • LR • AD 1998
Special Prefectural Commissioner tenure (9 August 1999 – 22 December 1999)
25 Giambattista Bufardeci 22 December 1999 12 June 2004 FI House of Freedoms
(FI-AN-CCD)
1999
12 June 2004 1 March 2008[b] House of Freedoms
(FI-AN-UDC)
2004
Special Prefectural Commissioner tenure (1 March 2008 – 16 June 2008)
26 Roberto Visentin 16 June 2008 1 January 2013[c] PdL PdL • UDC • MpA 2008
Special Prefectural Commissioner tenure (1 January 2013 – 25 June 2013)
27 Giancarlo Garozzo 25 June 2013 27 June 2018 PD PD • IM 2013
28 Francesco Italia 27 June 2018 Incumbent Ind
A
Centre-left
independent lists
2018
Notes
  1. ^ Resigned.
  2. ^ Resigned.
  3. ^ Resigned.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chi è Italia, nuovo sindaco di Siracusa. Ecco la sua giunta". ilSicilia.it (in Italian). 25 June 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Francesco Italia è il nuovo sindaco di Siracusa, il ballottaggio lo premia col 53%". Siracusanews.it (in Italian). 25 June 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2019.