As expected, if the numbers of the first exit polls are confirmed, Marco Bucci will be re-elected in the first round as mayor of Genoa. The outgoing mayor, who five years ago was a bet by the League, still convinced the Genoese. In 2017 he managed to bring Genoa to the center-right for the first time, winning the ballot, now he would be confirmed in the first round. Bucci is given at a percentage that can fluctuate between 51 and 55% against 36-40% of the main antagonist, the lawyer Ariel Dello Strologo, candidate of the progressive area.
According to the numbers, for Bucci it would be a clear success and above all a satisfaction that the electoral campaign of the opponents has not been able to scratch because the first polls gave him an advantage of 10-15 points over Dello Strologo and this distance seems to be confirmed despite the the last few days the candidate of the progressive area, the secretary of the Democratic Party Enrico Letta and others had talked about good feelings and that the ballot was “not a hope, but almost a certainty”.
The consents for the other candidates are marginal. Mattia Crucioli, former M5s senator, and now among the leaders of the Alternative there is, an anti-system, anti Draghi and anti green pass candidate, with the United for the Constitution list, which has been able to aggregate various movements and parties such as Italexit, di Paragone , does not go beyond 4%. Antonella Marras, employed, supported by Rifondazione, Pci and Sinistra anticapitalista is between 1 and 3%.
A low turnout still weighs on the vote.
In 2017, the non-voting party was around 50%, like this time.
Seven candidates and 19 lists in the running, but the match was only between Marco Bucci and Ariel Dello Strologo. The other candidates were Cinzia Ronzitti ex-clerk, candidate for the Communist Workers’ Party, the independent entrepreneur Carlo Carpi (Mayor Carpi – Together for Genoa) and the no vax Martino Manzano with the Movimento 3V (Vaccini, we want truth) list.
Genoa’s challenge is not just administrative. The city of the Lantern measures the health of the progressive camp: here the Democratic Party has given up on the idea of a self-sufficient party and is the weaver of a network that, in addition to the 5 Stars, holds together the Italian Left by Nicola Fratoianni, the socialists of Enrico Maraio, Europe Verde e Lista Sansa, the movement of the regional councilor Ferruccio Sansa, a journalist, who was the main antagonist of Giovanni Toti as president of the Region. In short, that inclusive line-up, the ‘wide field’, which Letta hopes will win next year’s policies. The analysis will have to be done calmly and carefully, also because Letta himself was aware that it would be difficult in Genoa, so much so as to lead him to say “let’s play away”. Here are the eyes focused on the centrism carried out by the governor Giovanni Toti with his list and then there are the grafts in the civic lists of the mayor Bucci (he has two, Vince Genova and Genova Domani) of exponents of Italia viva and Action. Matteo Renzi and Carlo Calenda explained the choice by saying that it is not a question of joining a political project, but of support for the ‘mayor of doing’.
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