Giorgio Orsoni
Giorgio Orsoni is an Italian lawyer, politician, and the current mayor of Venice.


Orsoni is a lawyer by profession, and since 1972 has been Professor of administrative law at the University Ca 'Foscari of Venice. He was also chairman of the Bar of Venice and president of the Union of Councils Triveneta Order.

From 1997 to 2003 he was the president of SAVE Engineering SpA Engineering Company Marco Polo Airport in Venice. From 2000 to 2003 was also a director of the Venice Biennale
Venice Biennale
The Venice Biennale is a major contemporary art exhibition that takes place once every two years in Venice, Italy. The Venice Film Festival is part of it. So too is the Venice Biennale of Architecture, which is held in even years...


In the elections of 2010 he was elected mayor of Venice at the head of a coalition of center-left in the first round defeating Minister Renato Brunetta
Renato Brunetta
Renato Brunetta is an Italian economist and politician and, as of May 2008, a minister in the Berlusconi government.He is a former member of the Italian Socialist Party, Member of the European Parliament for the North-East from 2004 to 2009 with the Forza Italia, part of the European People's...

, the candidate of the center-right. According to The Times, Brunetta had been strongly favored to win the election.
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