March 2019, Year XI, n. 3
The Violinist 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 a mayor has, in the administration of his or her own city, more power than the Prime Minister has today?
Dario Nardella: I wish, is how I’d answer. But let’s be serious. By providing for the direct election of the mayor, the 1993 electoral reform made mayors far more visible than they had ever been before. The role of the “first citizens” (as mayors are called in Italy), who were already in direct contact with the people under their administration, became so important that, over the years, groups have formed for various reasons that are comparable to a “mayoral party” ...more
Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence, is our second guest in what we, at Telos A&S hope will be a long series of interviews with Italian and foreign mayors with PRIMOPIANOSCALAc
His first, fleeting term kicked off with a milestone in these last years of Italian political history: Matteo Renzi went from being the Mayor of Florence to Prime Minister in February 2014 ...more