Elezioni amministrative 2024

Ferrara 2024 administrative elections: date, candidates and polls

Ferrara 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.
After the historic success in the 2019 local elections in Ferrara, the current mayor Alan Fabbri will still be in the field and, supported by the entire centre-right, will try to obtain a second mandate at the Municipal Palace.
Everything is yet to be decided in the centre-left where there are two of the hottest names: Fabio Anselmo and Laura Calafà.
It is not certain that in the end the choice will be entrusted to coalition primaries, with the Democratic Party first having to understand which forces will make up the coalition.
While waiting for the polls, here is a guide to the Ferrara 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 Ferrara 2024 administrative elections: the date In 2019 the administrative elections in Ferrara 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 Ferrara 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 Ferrara 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 ballot: how it works and how to vote The candidates In 2019 in the local elections Alan Fabbri obtained a historic victory in a city like Ferrara which has always been considered an authentic fortress of the PCI first and then of the Democratic Party.
The center-right would not seem to have any doubts in 2024.
Alan Fabbri, barring any sensational surprises, will be back on the field in these elections looking for a second mandate, with the entire centre-right coalition expected to support the incumbent mayor's second run.
After the defeat of five years ago, the Democratic Party aims to regain possession of the Municipal Palace.
At the moment, however, the candidate has not yet been chosen, so much so that in the city there are also those who would like coalition primaries.
The person who said he was ready to run for the tricolor band is the lawyer Fabio Anselmo who broke the deadlock by saying he was ready to run for the centre-left, a profile that the 5 Star Movement would also seem to like.
Laura Calafà, full professor of Labor Law at the University of Verona, is the other possible candidate who instead seems to have the greatest approval of both the Democratic Party and + Europa.
It remains to be seen now who will prevail between the two without forgetting the possibility of the proverbial third wheel appearing.
Azione Civica and Ferrara Bene Comune should team up together in these local elections, saying they are looking for a civic candidate who can represent the two lists.

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