Assessor (Italy)
In Italy
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 an Assessor (in Italian language
Italian language
Italian is a Romance language spoken mainly in Europe: Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City, by minorities in Malta, Monaco, Croatia, Slovenia, France, Libya, Eritrea, and Somalia, and by immigrant communities in the Americas and Australia...

: assessore) is a member of a Giunta, the executive body in all levels of local government
Local government
Local government refers collectively to administrative authorities over areas that are smaller than a state.The term is used to contrast with offices at nation-state level, which are referred to as the central government, national government, or federal government...

: regions
Regions of Italy
The regions of Italy are the first-level administrative divisions of the state, constituting its first NUTS administrative level. There are twenty regions, of which five are constitutionally given a broader amount of autonomy granted by special statutes....

, provinces
Provinces of Italy
In Italy, a province is an administrative division of intermediate level between a municipality and a region .-Overview:...

 and communes.

Assessors are appointed by the chief executive of local government, Mayor
In many countries, a Mayor is the highest ranking officer in the municipal government of a town or a large urban city....

 in commune, President
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 in province and region, who chairs Giunta. They serve until chief executive ends his term or resigns, if he doesn't dismiss them.

In communes with 15,000 residents or more and in provinces assessors cannot be members of Consiglio (council), the local legislative body: if a member of council is appointed as assessor, he must resign from council.

Mayor or president usually assigns to each assessor responsibility for a specific aspect of municipal, provincial or regional affairs and the supervision of corresponding branch of local government, called assessorato (department). Among assessor one is chosen by mayor or president as his deputy
Deputy (legislator)
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 and is called vicesindaco (deputy mayor
Deputy Mayor
Deputy mayor is an elective or appointive office of the second-ranking official in many local governments. Many elected deputy mayors are members of the city council who are given the title and serve as acting mayor in the mayor's absence...

) or vicepresidente (vice president
Vice president
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