Leoluca Orlando, crusader against the mafia who spoke at CES in Winter 2009, has been elected Mayor of Palermo. He has served as Mayor in the past – in 1985-1990 and again in 1993-2000 – and is remembered and honored for his efforts to clean up Palermo during those years. To judge from the YouTube statements from famous Palermitans in support of Orlando’s candidacy, to judge from the pictures of happy Palermitans taking to the streets on their bicycles posted to his website, these are happy days in Palermo. We wish Leoluca all the best in his new post.
To see Leoluca’s talk in the Conversation on Europe series in Winter 2009, click on the video above.