List of mayors of Ferrara

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The Mayor of Ferrara is an elected politician who, along with Ferrara City Council, is accountable for the strategic government of Ferrara in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The current Mayor is Alan Fabbri, a member of the right-wing populist party Lega Nord, who took office on 11 June 2019.[1][2]

Mayor of Ferrara
Sindaco di Ferrara
Alan Fabbri (Lega Nord)

since 11 June 2019
AppointerPopular election
Term length5 years, renewable once
WebsiteOfficial website


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

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


See also: List of mayors of Ferrara (in Italian)

Italian Republic (since 1946)Edit

City Council election (1946-1995)Edit

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

  Mayor Term start Term end Party
1 Giovanni Buzzoni 1946 1948 Italian Communist Party
2 Werther Curti 1948 1950 Italian Communist Party
3 Luisa Gallotti Balboni 1951 1958 Italian Communist Party
4 Spero Ghedini 1958 1964 Italian Communist Party
5 Giuseppe Ferrari 1964 1970 Italian Communist Party
6 Radames Costa 1970 1980 Italian Communist Party
7 Claudio Vecchi 1980 1983 Italian Communist Party
8 Roberto Soffritti 1983 1995 Italian Communist Party

Direct election (since 1995)Edit

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

  Mayor Term start Term end Party
(8) Roberto Soffritti 7 May 1995 15 June 1999 Democratic Party of the Left
Democrats of the Left
9 Gaetano Sateriale 15 June 1999 12 June 2004 Democrats of the Left
Democratic Party
12 June 2004 23 June 2009
10 Tiziano Tagliani 23 June 2009 28 May 2014 Democratic Party
28 May 2014 11 June 2019
11 Alan Fabbri 11 June 2019 Incumbent Lega Nord


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Alan Fabbri (Lega) nuovo sindaco di Ferrara. Il rosso sparisce dopo 70 anni". Il Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 10 June 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Passaggio di consegne storico, questa mattina, tra Tiziano Tagliani e Alan Fabbri, con una stretta di mano". Telestense (in Italian). 11 June 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2019.

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