June 2022, Year XIV, n. 6
The Mayor of Nòstar Bulàgna
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?
Matteo Lepore: Sure, this is certainly an evocative expression, but I don’t think we can safely say that Mayors have more power than the Prime Minister. Certanly we have a different, more direct relationship with citizens that doesn’t just depend on the electoral system but on the specific nature of Cities, which are proximal institutions.
Of course, Mayors have a lot of direct responsibility, even from a legal standpoint, and must provide a broader response to what is going on in their local areas, sometimes even above and beyond their specific competences as set out by law. This is because they serve as points of reference within the community ...more
Mayors have no doubt been some of the most extraordinary guests of PRIMOPIANOSCALAc, and if we haven’t been able to do without them, there surely must be a reason. The first one being that they always provide fantastic answers to our questions that are concrete and full of life experience. Our guest for the June edition is no exception.
We’re talking about Matteo Lepore, Mayor of Bologna and of the Metropolitan City of Bologna since 2021. However, one thing distinguishes him from the usual suspect young politician characterized, at least according to what most people say, by being bold and aggressive ...more