In May 1946 the King Vittorio Emanuele II abdicated in favour of his son Umberto I and in June a popular referendum was made in order to decide the institutional form of the Italian State
Therefore Republic obtained 12.717.323 votes and Monarchy 10.719.284. In Offida 4.570 electors gave 3.125 votes to Republic and 1.100 to Monarchy.
Italians could now freely choose their mayors and political representatives.
Here is the list of Offida’s Mayors since 1946 up to today:
During the second post-war a considerable development of mechanization and industrialization occured in several productive sectors.
A fair of the agricultural, industrial and commercial activities was taken in 1950. It was conceived to exhibit the main products of these activities, to increase their production and to promote them.
Over the 70s and 80s many factories was founded, such as shoe industries, factories of military and civil tailoring, knitwear, plastic, leather goods, electrical and metallurgical material, handbag factories, wine and livestock companies.
Furthermore handicraft production had a great impulse thanks to the construction of specific handicraft areas in the town’s territory – a particular care was given to the production and the market of the pillow lace.
In 1963 the Scuola di Avviamento (a “training school” for technical and commercial professions) and the Scuola media parificata (“middle recognised school”) were unified to create the Scuola media inferiore (“junior high school”).
In 1965 the telephone network was increased by the installation of the direct dialing.