2024 local elections: The largest municipalities voting this year

It’s not just the European elections. In 2024, votes will be held to renew the presidents of Abruzzo, Basilicata, Piedmont, Sardinia and Umbria, and voters of 3,700 Italian municipalities, including 27 provincial capitals, will also return to the polls. Currently, the dates have not yet been made official, except for the renewal of the Sardinian regional council, which is set for February 25.

While the Abruzzo Region could return to voting on March 10, barring last-minute second thoughts, we’re talking October for Umbria. Municipalities that voted Capitals participating in the next election rounds Ascoli, Avellino, Bari, Bergamo, Biella, Cagliari, Caltanissetta, Campobasso, Cremona, Ferrara, Florence, Forli, Lecce, Livorno, Modena, Pavia, Perugia, Pesaro, Pescara, Potenza, Prato , Reggio Emilia, Rovigo, Sassari, Verbania, Vercelli and Vibo Valentia. Six of these are also regional capitals (Bari, Cagliari, Campobasso, Florence, Perugia and Potenza).

Democratic Party in Bari is looking for a successor to Antonio Decaro

In the capital of Apulia, the centre-left is looking for a name for the post-Decaro era. Pietro Petruzzelli, the city councilor responsible for the environment, has come forward, but the dems are taking time because the entire party is not willing to engage on his behalf, especially since he will sign an agreement with the 5 Star Movement. For a candidate who is not the expression of a party. There are also discussions on the centre-right that there will be a “short list of names”, but there are also those who do not rule out a civilian candidacy, such as Maurizio Gasparri.

Massimo Zedda’s future will determine centre-right candidacy in Cagliari

Even in Cagliari the situation is changing; progressives are pushing the candidacy of former mayor Massimo Zedda. On the centre-right, everything will depend on exhausting negotiations for the Regional president: Fratelli d’Italia wants to nominate outgoing mayor Paolo Truzzu, while the Union is pressing for the confirmation of Christian Solinas. If Salvini wins (which is an unlikely hypothesis), Truzzu could run for a second term, otherwise the candidate of the majority supporting the Meloni government could be lawyer and former Forza Italia city councilor Giuseppe Farris.

Situation in Campobasso

In the capital Molise, deputy mayor Paola Felice heads the municipality after elected mayor Roberto Gravina was elected as regional councilor. The Democratic Party appears to be calling a primary election to choose the new candidate. The candidate selection of the centre-right coalition still remains uncertain.

Pd and Italia Viva argue over Palazzo Vecchio, centre-right attempts coup in Florence

It’s certainly a complicated situation in Florence, where Dario Nardella’s heir will have to be chosen. There is a gap between the Democratic Party and Italia Viva in the Tuscan capital: the Democrats nominated Sara Funaro without going to primaries, angering Matteo Renzi, who in turn was ready to nominate Stefania Saccardi. A situation that could be in favor of the centre-right and could lead to a “coup”. The candidate the Melonian coalition would agree on was Eike Schmidt.

A citizen who runs first in Potenza

The only person currently running for mayor in Potenza is outgoing city councilor Pierluigi Smaldone. The lawyer, born in 89, is at the top of the “Potenza Ritorna” civil list.

Former midfielder Baiocco is on the field at Perugia

Andrea Romizi’s time is coming to an end in Perugia. In the capital of Umbria, councilor Margherita Scoccia is running from the centre-right. Instead, the centre-left will decide the candidate through primaries, but everything is still in embryo. A “disturbing” candidate is also on the horizon: the Alternativa Popolare candidate of Terni mayor Stefano Bandecchi, the candidacy of former Perugia midfielder Davide Baiocco.

Source: Today IT