martedì 27 maggio 2014

Dario Nardella, the new mayor of Florence

Dario Nardella, the new mayor of Florence
Author: Gayane Simonyan

Florentine people voted for the new mayor of Florence and for the European Parliament on Sunday 25 May.

The European Parliamentary Elections 2014 took place from 22 to 25 May, 2014 where 751 deputies should be elected. Voting started on Thursday in the UK and the Netherlands, with Latvia, Slovakia and Malta all casting their votes on Saturday. The final day of polls - 25 May- was closed with Italians voting for their preferred candidate.

Next day on 26 May, the results of the election show that the Democratic Party of Italy is the second largest national group in the European Parliament by number of seats after the German CDU/CSU's coalition.

According to the official results, the Democratic Party won the election, with 40.81% of the votes. The second is the Five Star Movement with 21.15% and Forza Italia third with 16.81%. of the votes.

The Democratic Party (PD) of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is now celebrating the victory in both local elections and European Parliamentary Elections.

The results of the local elections in Florence held on May 25 are evidential now, and the new mayor of Florence who came to replace Matteo Renzi is Dario Nardella (from the same party). The latter received about 60% of the votes in the traditionally left-wing capital of Tuscany.

Dario Nardella was born in Naples in 1975 and has been living in Florence since 1989. He is a French- Italian political analyst who is now a prominent entrepreneur in children's education services. He got his PhD in Constitutional Law and Environmental Law at University of Florence where he is currently Cultural Property Law professor.

In 2004 he was the youngest councilman elected for the Democratic Party, with the highest number of preferences in the Florence City Hall.

His vocation for politics and institutions can be expressed through his favorite quote by Lord Robert Baden Powell: "Try to leave this world a little better than you found it, feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best ".

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