September 2019, Year XI, n. 9
Luigi De Magistris
The Mayor of the Streets
Telos: Every time someone talks about the direct election of the Prime Minister, people use the very evocative expression “Mayor of Italy”.
So, is it true that a Mayor has, in the administration of his or her own city, more power than the Prime Minister has today?
Luigi De Magistris: It is one of the few legislative reforms on issues regarding our system that has really been successful over the last decades. The direct election of the mayor was a good law from the beginning of the 90s. Being elected directly by the people means, first of all, having a direct relationship with the people who voted for you, and so sort of moving away from the stifling logic of traditional political relationships ...more
Milan calls, Naples answers. This interview with Naples Mayor Luigi De Magistris for PRIMOPIANOSCALAc is the flip side of last month’s interview with Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala and recalls the unexpected twinning the two mayors launched last 27 February. As stated by Sala: “Naples and Milan, united in their diversity. Today I am in Naples to meet with the citizens’ institutions while Mayor De Magistris will be meeting Milan next 12 March ...more