Federico Pizzarotti
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Federico Pizzarotti during a visit to Parma by Aung San Suu Kyi
Mayor of Parma
Assumed office
25 May 2012
Personal details
Born (1973-10-07) 7 October 1973 (age 48)
Parma, Italy[1]
NationalityItalian
Political partyFive Star Movement (2009–2016)[2]
Italia in Comune (since 2018)
OccupationPolitician

Federico Pizzarotti (born 7 October 1973) is an Italian politician, currently mayor of Parma since 2012.[3] He was member of the Five Star Movement,[4] now leader of Italia in Comune.

He made national news by becoming the first Five Star Movement mayor in a provincial capital of Italy, after being elected on 21 May 2012 with 60.22% of votes in a runoff election.

He left the Five Star Movement on 3 October 2016, after years of tensions with the national leadership of the party that culminated in his suspension in February 2016. Following his departure from the Five Star Movement, he continued his mandate as an independent with the support of the city council group Effetto Parma (composed of former Five Star Movement councillors who stood by their mayor).

On 25 June 2017, Pizzarotti was confirmed mayor of Parma for a second term by running as an independent supported by his civic movement Effetto Parma.

In the run-up to 2019 European election he decided to run for MEP within a joint list of Italia in Comune, More Europe and other minor parties.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Quando in Comune entrano due sposi Chi è Cinzia Piastri, moglie del sindaco" (in Italian). repubblica.it. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Pizzarotti si ricandida con una lista civica" (in Italian). lastampa.it. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Pizzarotti: "Mi ricandido a sindaco di Parma"" (in Italian). ilgiornale.it. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Federico Pizzarotti sfida il direttorio M5s. Su Parma: "Lista civica? Ci sto pensando"" (in Italian). ilfattoquotidiano.it. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Elezioni, Bonino e Pizzarotti accettano la candidatura: "Più Europa" schiera i leader". 15 April 2019.