Municipal, the turnout in the ballots collapses: at 19 only 26.7% voted, six points less than the first round (and ten less than in 2016)

Municipal, the turnout in the ballots collapses: at 19 only 26.7% voted, six points less than the first round (and ten less than in 2016)
Municipal, the turnout in the ballots collapses: at 19 only 26.7% voted, six points less than the first round (and ten less than in 2016)

Theturnout to the polls at ballot of municipal elections in 65 Municipalities including Rome, Turin, Trieste and seven other provincial capitals. At 7 pm only the 26,71%, compared to the 32,57% of the first round: nearly six percentage points less. Therefore, the gap already recorded at 12, when the figure was dated, still increases 9,73%, two and a half points less than 12.18% two weeks earlier. Compared to the 2016 round, however, the decline is nearly ten points: had voted on 36,56%.

To lower the average a lot is the figure of Rome: 25,28%, with the percentage down by 4.22 points compared to the first round at the same time when he had voted on 29,50%. The drop is of 9,63 points, on the other hand, compared to the 2016 municipal ones, when, however, we voted in a single day: then he had voted on 34,91%. The negative record among the cities in the vote, however, is that of Torino, where at 7 pm one in four entitled to vote: the 25% exactly, while in the first round it was the 29,29% (+ 4.29%) and in 2016 the 39,15% (+ 14.15%). With regard to Trieste, at 19 out of a total of 184,489 voters voted in 48.836, equal to 26%, down by three points compared to the first round, while at 12 the figure was the same: the11%.

In Rome and Turin, the decline is more consistent in the suburbs, those that in the first round awarded the center-right candidates Michetti and Damilano (and where five years ago the M5s candidates Virginia Raggi and Chiara Appendino had swept away). In the capital the lowest figure, 19,43% – six points less than in the first round – is that of the VI Town Hall (Tor Bella Monaca, Torre Maura, Torre Angela), which already two weeks ago had been the one where the least voted. Here, in contrast with the rest of the city, Enrico Michetti had disconnected Roberto Gualtieri of twenty points (39.93% against 18.99%). In the central and pro-Gualtieri municipalities, on the other hand, the turnout is above average: 27,27% in Town Hall I e 29,74% del II, albeit here too down by between three and four points.

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