The mayor of the Italian town of Carpenedolo manages it remotely. He moved permanently to Dubai. Despite the criticism, the “remote mayor” says he will not resign from his position and will hold it until the end of his term.
Stefano Tramonti, elected from the Forza Italia party list, has been mayor of the town of 13,000 people near Brescia for almost 10 years. He explains that he moved to the United Arab Emirates for family and professional reasons. He is also a manager in a metallurgical company operating in Asian countries.
Tramonti assured that he fully respects the obligations he has undertaken towards his voters. From Dubai, approximately 4,500 kilometers away, as he announced, he will finish his term of office, which ends next year.
The daily “Corriere della Sera”, which described this unusual case of exercising power, noted that this matter caused polemics and astonishment among the inhabitants. They have no direct contact with the head of the local administration, and board members and councilors watch him during online calls against the backdrop of a panorama of skyscrapers in Dubai. Tramonti lived there with his wife and two children.
His political allies assure that he will visit the town from time to time due to his company duties. And then, as they add, you will also be able to meet him in his office in the city hall.