The embrace of Verona yesterday evening marks an ‘armed truce’ between Matteo Salvini and Giorgia Meloni, aimed at the electoral campaign for the administrative offices of Verona, one of the capitals where the most evident rift in the center-right has been consumed. The city of Verona sees the most interesting game of the administrative elections for the Veneto being played, a sort of tug-of-war within the center-right coalition: here Forza Italia has ‘torn’, supporting the feared former mayor Flavio Tosi, while Lega-Fdi and the centrist “bushes” (NcI, Udc, the list of Brugnaro) go with the outgoing Federico Sboarina. In the other two capitals, however, Padua and Belluno, the coalitions are in the basic formation, and the center-left seeks confirmation.

Sboarina, who five years ago had won as a civic with the center-right united, joined the Brothers of Italy and gradually shifted his administration to the right. Some positions have been controversial – the “Family Conference” also supported by organizations close to Putin’s regime, all male appointments at the Fair, with the presidency of the Lega Nord Bricolo. Forza Italia has thus decided to focus on Tosi, who still has a certain following in the city and returns to the office with his “To do” list, but also Italia Viva, with Matteo Renzi praising him as a “good administrator” . For the center-left there is the former footballer Damiano Tommasi, midfielder of Rome and the national team and at the head of the Aic, supported by the “wide field” which sees, among others, Pd, Action, Green Europe and M5S. The quarrels of the center-right could favor him for a ballot, but there is also the risk that he could end up ‘crushed’ if the opponents regroup.

In Padua and it will be a challenge between managers lent to politics, with the mayor Sergio Giordani aiming for re-election against the entrepreneur Francesco Peghin. The electoral campaign, initially set on ‘fair play’, was revived by some controversy that Peghin has tried to trigger, in recent days, also by denouncing attacks against him. Finally in Belluno the united center-right hopes in Oscar De Pellegrin, Paralympic champion, after ten years of opposition. After two terms, the outgoing mayor Jacopo Massaro gives way to Giuseppe Vignato, manager of large companies such as Luxottica, also supported by an enlarged center-left.

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