Elezioni amministrative 2024

Cremona administrative elections 2024: date, candidates and polls

Cremona 2024 administrative elections: the engines are warming up in view of the municipal elections which, barring surprises, should be merged as regards the first round of the European elections as already happened five years ago for a sort of election day.
In the 2024 administrative elections, the center-left will have to look ahead after the ten years of Gianluca Galimberti, the current mayor of Cremona of the Democratic Party who will not be able to stand again having reached the end of his second consecutive mandate.
As for the candidates, at the moment everything suggests a challenge between the deputy mayor Andrea Virgilio and the regional councilor of Fratelli d'Italia Marcello Ventura, with the civic Alessandro Portesani as the third wheel.
While waiting for the polls, here is a guide to the Cremona 2024 administrative elections with the probable date of the vote, the possible mayoral candidates and the dictates of the electoral law with which the citizens will elect their next mayor.
read also Local elections 2024, where do you vote? Date and Municipalities to vote Cremona 2024 administrative elections: the date In 2019 the administrative elections in Cremona were held on 26 May.
On the same day the polls opened throughout Italy for the European elections and in Piedmont also for the regional elections.
Even if an official communication from the government has not yet arrived, everything would suggest a merger in 2024 too: in this case the first round of the local elections in Cremona would be held on Sunday 9 June.
As per the regulations, the possible run-off would be held two weeks later but it remains to be seen whether the government will maintain the double voting day – polls also open on Mondays until 3pm – as done recently.
The electoral law The electoral law of administrative elections in Italy is majority-based as regards the election of the mayor, while the distribution of councilors takes place in a proportional manner.
Since Cremona is a municipality with more than 15,000 inhabitants, if no candidate in the first round obtains an absolute majority then a run-off will be held between the two most voted.
If there is a perfect head-to-head tie, the oldest candidate will be elected mayor.
To guarantee the formation of a solid majority and consequently substantial governability, the lists linked to the winning mayoral candidate will be allocated 60% of the seats; the remaining seats on the Council will then be assigned to the other lists in a proportional manner through the "D'Hondt method".
At the division of seats, a total of 32 councilors excluding the mayor will be elected.
All lists and groups of lists of candidates that have exceeded the threshold of 3% of valid votes will be admitted.
As regards the voting methods, in municipalities with more than 15,000 inhabitants, split voting is permitted, with the voter being able to express up to two preferences while maintaining gender equality (one man and one woman).
read also Local elections, mayoral election balloting: how it works and how to vote The candidates Except for Oreste Perri's parenthesis between 2009 and 2014, since the so-called Second Republic existed in Cremona the local elections have always been won by a center-left which now would like to repeat itself also in 2024.
To provide a sort of continuity after Gianluca Galimberti's two mandates, in all likelihood the Democratic Party should choose to focus on the current deputy mayor Andrea Virgilio: what is currently missing is only official status.
It now remains to be understood how the centre-left coalition will be composed and what the 5 Star Movement will decide to do.
In the centre-right, however, everything suggests an investiture for Marcello Ventura, with the current regional councilor and provincial coordinator of Fratelli d'Italia who could be the unitary candidate of the coalition.
The one who has been ahead of the game is Alessandro Portesani, the president of the Il Cerchio coop who has decided to take the field in the local elections at the helm of the civic list Novità a Cremona.

Author: A.W.M.

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