March 2021, Year XIII, n. 3
The Multicultural Mayor
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 Mayors have, in the administration of their own city, more power than the Prime Minister has today?
Leoluca Orlando: Mayors directly elected by citizens have one political possibility: to think of the city they administer as their party… this is the only way for them to be positively received by those who haven’t voted for them and, often, negatively received by traditional party leaders who belong to stiflingly closed groups ...more
Like bloodhounds, we’ve been pursuing, begging, pleading, almost stalking him and finally… he agreed! PRIMOPIANOSCALAc's guest this month is long-time Mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando, giving us the opportunity to return to our ever-popular interview series featuring Italian mayors (#InterviewsWithMayors) ...more