List of mayors of Udine

Democratic Party (Italy) Lega Nord Forza Italia (2013)
Mayor of Udine
Sindaco di Udine
Pietro Fontanini (Lega Nord)

since 14 May 2018
AppointerPopular election
Term length5 years, renewable once
WebsiteOfficial website

The Mayor of Udine is an elected politician who, along with the Udine's City Council, is accountable for the strategic government of Udine in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. The current Mayor is Pietro Fontanini from the Lega Nord, who took office on 14 May 2018.[1]


According to the Italian Constitution, the Mayor of Udine is member of the City Council.

The Mayor is elected by the population of Udine, 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 1995 the Mayor is elected directly by Udine'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 1945)

City Council election (1945-1995)

From 1945 to 1995, the Mayor of Udine was elected by the City's Council.

  Mayor Term start Term end Party
1 Giovanni Cosattini 1 May 1945 19 April 1948 Italian Socialist Party
2 Giacomo Centazzo 19 April 1948 16 October 1960[2] Christian Democracy
3 Bruno Cadetto 7 November 1960 16 June 1975 Christian Democracy
4 Angelo Candolini 16 June 1975 2 October 1985[2] Christian Democracy
5 Piergiorgio Bressani 29 October 1985 10 July 1990 Christian Democracy
6 Pietro Zanfagnini 10 July 1990 23 August 1993 Italian Socialist Party
7 Claudio Mussato 23 August 1993 10 May 1995 Christian Democracy

Direct election (since 1995)

Since 1995, under provisions of new local administration law, the Mayor of Udine is chosen by direct election.

  Mayor Term start Term end Party
8 Enzo Barazza 10 May 1995 26 September 1998 Italian Republican Party
9 Sergio Cecotti 2 December 1998 8 June 2003 Lega Nord
8 June 2003 27 April 2008 Centre-left independent
10 Furio Honsell 27 April 2008 6 May 2013 Centre-left independent
6 May 2013 19 January 2018
11 Pietro Fontanini 14 May 2018 Incumbent Lega Nord


  1. ^ "Il leghista Fontanini รจ il nuovo sindaco di Udine: Battuto Martines per 280 voti". Il Piccolo. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b Died in office.