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Massimo Zedda (born 6 January 1976) is an Italian politician, Mayor of Cagliari from 2011 to 2019.

Massimo Zedda
Massimo Zedda 2018.jpg
Mayor of Cagliari
In office
1 June 2011 – 5 April 2019
Preceded byEmilio Floris
Succeeded byPaolo Truzzu
Personal details
Born (1976-01-06) 6 January 1976 (age 43)
Cagliari, Italy
NationalityItalian
Political partyPDS (till 1998)
DS (1998–2007)
SEL (2009–2017)
Progressive Camp Sardinia (since 2017)
OccupationPolitician

BiographyEdit

Son of a Sardinian leader of the Italian Communist Party[1], Zedda joined Nichi Vendola's Left Ecology Freedom in 2009.

In 2011, Zedda became the centre-left candidate for the office of Mayor of Cagliari at the 2011 local elections, supported by his party, the Democratic Party, Italy of Values and the Federation of the Left; he manages to be elected at the second round.[2]

In 2016, Zedda runs once again for Mayor at the local elections supported by the whole centre-left coalition and is re-elected at the first round.[3] In 2017, Zedda supported Giuliano Pisapia's Progressive Camp project and later joined the left-wing party Progressive Area.[4]

In 2018, Zedda decided to run for the office of President of Sardinia at the 2019 regional election, guiding a centre-left coalition named Sardinian Progressives.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ma Zedda è un altro Renzi?". La Stampa. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Massimo Zedda lascia la Regione. "Devo dare l'esempio"". L'Espresso. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Cagliari, Zedda confermato sindaco senza ballottaggio". La Repubblica. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Regionali, Campo Progressista si schiera al fianco di Massimo Zedda". cagliaripad.it. 26 November 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Massimo Zedda pronto a guidare il centrosinistra alle Regionali". La Nuova Sardegna. 6 November 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2018.