“The data certainly show a slight turnaround compared to the Turin primaries. But it seems to me that there is not much to celebrate. The minimum bar has been exceeded, a little more “: Giovanni Diamanti, analyst and founder of the YouTrend research institute, extinguishes dem enthusiasm for yesterday’s primary in Rome and Bologna. Certainly the turnout was not a flop like in Turin, but there would still be some critical points.
“I see limits in the primaries that I didn’t see before. If the Democratic Party has a strong candidate, it is more likely that the primaries have the function of crippling him rather than legitimizing and strengthening him “, said the analyst in an interview with Day. Diamanti, then, also criticized the timing: “The primaries, even if done with competitive candidates among themselves, must be done a little earlier, not three months after the vote, because in Bologna we clashed hard and formal support from those who lost is not enough to regroup “. And again: “Primaries made so close have their risks”.
In the end, according to sources of the Democratic Party, about 45 thousand people voted in Rome, while in Bologna more or less 27 thousand. And they were the winners Roberto Gualtieri and Matteo Lepore. “The bet of the Democratic Party is that the primaries are still an effective tool. At one time the numbers were very different. It is true that times have changed but this level of participation could be a wake-up call“explained Diamanti.