Bologna - Matteo Lepore
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Mayor: Matteo Lepore
Matteo Lepore (born 10 October 1980) is an Italian politician, member of the Democratic Party (PD) and he is serving as mayor of Bologna since 11 October 2021. Lepore became a member of the Democrats of the Left (DS) in 1999, and in 2007, he was among the founders of the Democratic Party (PD). Following the 2011 municipal election with the victory of Virginio Merola, Lepore was appointed municipal councilor for Institutional Affairs, Demographic Services, International Relations, Communication, Urban Marketing, Innovation and Work. Elected town councilor also in the 2016 election, he was then appointed councilor for Culture, Tourism, Heritage, Sport and Civic Imagination, becoming one of the closest advisor of Merola and widely considered his most probable successor as mayor. In 2021, Lepore announced his intention to run as mayor of Bologna in the upcoming election. In June 2021, Lepore took part in the primary election of the center-left coalition to choose the candidate for mayor of Bologna, and defeated Isabella Conti, mayor of San Lazzaro di Savena, with 59.6% of votes against 40.6%. In the October 2021 municipal election, Lepore was elected mayor in the first round with 61.9% of votes, defeating the centre-right candidate Fabio Battistini with 29.6%, and becoming the most voted mayor of Bologna since the introduction of the direct elections in 1995.
More info about cityBologna is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy. It is the seventh most populous city in Italy, at the heart of a metropolitan area of about one million people. Of Etruscan origin, the city has been a major urban centre for centuries, first under the Etruscans, then under the Romans (Bononia), then again in the Middle Ages, as a free municipality and signoria, when it was among the largest European cities by population. Famous for its towers, churches and lengthy porticoes, Bologna has a well-preserved historical centre, thanks to a careful restoration and conservation policy which began at the end of the 1970s. Home to the oldest university in the world, the University of Bologna, established in AD 1088, the city has a large student population that gives it a cosmopolitan character. In 2000 it was declared European capital of culture and in 2006, a UNESCO "City of Music" and became part of the Creative Cities Network.
Bologna is an important agricultural, industrial, financial and transport hub, where many large mechanical, electronic and food companies have their headquarters as well as one of the largest permanent trade fairs in Europe. According to the most recent data gathered by the European Regional Economic Growth Index (E-REGI) of 2009, Bologna is the first Italian city and the 47th European city in terms of its economic growth rate. As a consequence, Bologna is also one of the wealthiest cities in Italy, often ranking as one of the top cities in terms of quality of life in the country: in 2011 it ranked 1st out of 107 Italian cities.More
Maggiori informazioni sulla cittàBologna è un comune italiano di 391 620 abitanti, capoluogo dell'omonima città metropolitana, a sua volta capoluogo dell'Emilia-Romagna. Si tratta del settimo comune più popolato d'Italia ed è il cuore di un'area metropolitana di 1 015 108 abitanti. Sede della più antica università del mondo occidentale, Bologna ospita numerosi studenti. Nota per le sue torri e i suoi lunghi portici, possiede un ben conservato centro storico, fra i più estesi d'Italia. La città, i cui primi insediamenti risalirebbero almeno al I millennio a.C., fu un importante centro urbano dapprima sotto gli Etruschi e i Celti, poi sotto i Romani poi ancora, nel Medioevo, come libero comune. Capitale settentrionale dello Stato Pontificio a partire dal Cinquecento, ebbe un ruolo molto importante durante il Risorgimento e, durante la seconda guerra mondiale, fu un importante centro della Resistenza. Nel secondo dopoguerra, come buona parte dell'Emilia, è stata governata quasi ininterrottamente da amministrazioni di sinistra.
Bologna è un importante nodo di comunicazioni stradali e ferroviarie del nord Italia, in un'area in cui risiedono importanti industrie meccaniche, elettroniche e alimentari. È sede di prestigiose istituzioni culturali, economiche e politiche e di uno dei più avanzati quartieri fieristici d'Europa. Nel 2000 è stata "capitale europea della cultura", mentre dal 2006 è "città della musica" UNESCO.Di Più