List of mayors of Taranto
The Mayor of Taranto is an elected politician who, along with the Taranto's City Council, is accountable for the strategic government of Taranto in Apulia, Italy, the second biggest city of the region. The current Mayor is Rinaldo Melucci from the Democratic Party, who took office on 29 June 2017.
|Mayor of Taranto|
|Sindaco di Taranto|
|Residence||Piazza Castello, 1|
|Term length||5 years, renewable once|
According to the Italian Constitution, the Mayor of Taranto is member of the City Council.
The Mayor is elected by the population of Taranto, 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 1993 the Mayor is elected directly by Taranto'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.
Italian Republic (since 1946)Edit
City Council election (1946-1993)Edit
From 1946 to 1993, the Mayor of Taranto was elected by the City's Council.
|Mayor||Term start||Term end||Party|
|1||Odoardo Voccoli||14 December 1946||28 February 1948||Italian Communist Party|
|2||Carlo Di Donna||5 February 1949||2 May 1950||Italian Communist Party|
|3||Nicola De Falco||13 July 1951||25 July 1956||Italian Communist Party|
|4||Raffaele Leone||25 July 1956||15 December 1957||Christian Democracy|
|5||Angelo Monfredi||15 December 1957||23 April 1961||Christian Democracy|
|6||Salvatore Spallitta||23 April 1961||26 July 1963||Christian Democracy|
|7||Giuseppe Conte||26 July 1963||5 May 1965||Christian Democracy|
|8||Angelo Vincenzo Curci||5 May 1965||27 September 1970||Christian Democracy|
|9||Franco Lorusso||27 September 1970||15 September 1975||Christian Democracy|
|10||Leonardo Paradiso||15 September 1975||9 July 1976||Christian Democracy|
|11||Giuseppe Cannata||9 July 1976||1 May 1983||Italian Communist Party|
|12||Augusto Intelligente||1 May 1983||1 July 1983||Italian Communist Party|
|13||Giovanni Vittorio Battafarano||1 July 1983||14 October 1985||Italian Communist Party|
|14||Mario Guadagnolo||14 October 1985||1 August 1990||Italian Socialist Party|
|15||Michele Armentani||1 August 1990||1 January 1991||Italian Socialist Party|
|16||Alfengo Carducci||1 January 1991||19 November 1991||Christian Democracy|
|17||Roberto Della Torre||19 November 1991||5 December 1993||Christian Democracy|
Direct election (since 1993)Edit
Since 1993, under provisions of new local administration law, the Mayor of Taranto is chosen by direct election.
|Mayor||Term start||Term end||Party|
|18||Giancarlo Cito||14 December 1993||24 February 1996||Southern Action League|
|19||Gaetano De Cosmo||23 June 1996||10 August 1999||Southern Action League|
|20||Rossana Di Bello||1 May 2000||3 April 2005||Forza Italia|
|3 April 2005||17 February 2006|
|21||Ippazio Stefano||14 June 2007||22 May 2012||Left Ecology Freedom|
|22 May 2012||29 June 2017|
|22||Rinaldo Melucci||29 June 2017||Incumbent||Democratic Party|
- "Ballottaggio elezioni comunali 2017: a Taranto vince il centrosinistra". Sky TG24. 25 June 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2018.