Milan, Naples and Bologna to the center-left – RSI Swiss Radiotelevision

Milan, Naples and Bologna to the center-left – RSI Swiss Radiotelevision
Milan, Naples and Bologna to the center-left – RSI Swiss Radiotelevision

The counting for the municipal elections that have just been held in Italy is still in progress, but some clear results are already emerging from the projections on Monday evening. The center left managed to win in the first round in Milan, Bologna and Naples. In Rome, on the other hand, the challenge is still open: the center-right candidate, Enrico Michetti is ahead (about 30%), but at this point the ballot that will take place in two weeks will be decisive. Turin and Trieste will also go to the second round, where the center-left and center-right candidates are respectively in the lead, but neither of them managed to exceed the 50% threshold.

Among the more than 1,000 municipalities that were called to the polls, there was also Varese. Here, the outgoing mayor and center-left candidate Davide Galimberti, again according to projections, is in the lead with 48% of the preferences, closely followed (44%) by the center-right challenger Matteo Bianchi.

TG 20 of Monday 04.10.2021

TG 20 of Monday 04.10.2021

This electoral round was expected by the parties to interpret the results in a national key. One of the first evidences is that the 5-star Movement has lost both Rome (where the mayor in office Virginia Raggi is stuck around 20% of the preferences), and Turin, where the outgoing Chiara Appendino has not re-nominated. And if on the one hand the PD rejoices at the “historic result” obtained in Milan (although the city was already administered by the center-left), the center-right does the math internally.

Looking in more detail at the data, in fact, the excellent result of Fratelli d’Italia emerges, the party led by Giorgia Meloni, especially in the big cities of the north, including Turin, Milan and Bologna. The League was firmly confirmed in power in the centers heavily affected by the pandemic, such as Codogno and Alzano Lombardo, but the defeats in the big cities prompted the leader Matteo Salvini to utter words of self-criticism (“we took too long to choose the candidates” ).

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04 October 2021, 22:51


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04 October 2021, 23:43

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