The most striking result is, above all, one: Giorgia Meloni she is the leader of the center-right. A visible and sensational overtaking on Matteo Salvini. On the other, the Democratic Party of Enrico Letta it still holds (it is, in fact, the first party in Italy according to the results), while for the Five Star Movement the alarm sirens have gone off rather than red.
Common elections, the most striking result is, above all, one: Giorgia Meloni she is the leader of the center-right
This, in summary, is the picture that emerges from yesterday’s administrative elections. A figure which, obviously, cannot be generalized but which at the same time is also an indicator on a national scale of the satisfaction of individual parties. But at this point let’s see what emerged from the polls.
When we write this article, the analysis is still in progress but just take a look at the clearest results and the trends that follow the percentages to get an idea. There is no doubt, in fact, that the center-right comes out the winner from this first round of the administrative elections, conquering Palermo with Roberto Lagalla and confirming himself in Genoa and L’Aquila with Marco Bucci And Pierluigi Biondi. The latter is the only one who has a card in his pocket and is that of Meloni’s party.
Membership that it shares with Alessandro Tomasi, confirmed first citizen of Pistoia. The point, however, is that in various cities the League hardly enters the city council. This is the case of Pistoia and also of Parma, not surprisingly the city cited by Salvini to attack Fdi in the electoral campaign.
According to the former Minister of the Interior, in fact, in the ducal city the center-right could have won in the first round if he had gone together. The 7 percentage points won by the Fdi mayoral candidate, Priam Bocchihowever, would not have changed the destinies of Pietro Vignalinailed to 21%, with the Carroccio below the fateful threshold of 5. The fact is that in the lead – and by far – remains the center-left candidate, Michele Guerra.
But let’s continue our tour. One of the shocking results is undoubtedly that of Verona where the “split” between Flavio Tosi and the outgoing mayor Federico Sboarina, ended up giving the former footballer Damiano Tommasi an advantage, currently leading the first round. Clearly winning results for the center left were also collected in Padua with the reconfirmation of two outgoing mayors already in the first round (a clear sign that their management was rewarded by the citizens): Sergio Giordani And Rinaldo Melucci.
For the right, it is better in L’Aquila, where the League reaches 8 but is ten points behind Meloni’s party. The real disaster here is called Stefania Pezzopane: the dem deputy reaches very low figures, far from the ballot. Bad also in Catanzaro, where Salvini takes away the satisfaction of having bet on Valerio Donato (which goes to the ballot from first in the standings) but also here risks getting fewer votes than Fdi.
Also in Genoa the Carroccio chases with 6%, while Meloni’s party is close to 10. Fdi ahead with 10 also in La Spezia, where the civic Pierluigi Peracchini gets the reconfirmation in the first round and the leaguers do not exceed 8. The situation is worse in the North, a stronghold of the Northern League vote which is slowly converting to melonism.
In Piedmont, in Alessandria, the outgoing mayor is from the Carroccio: his name is Gianfranco Cuttica of Revigliasco and will probably be played at the reconfirmation of the ballot. The League, however, does not exceed 10 percentage points while Fdi is close to 15. Salvini’s party remains first in Lodi where he holds with 10 and the Melonians stop at 8, but the coalition comes out heavily defeated already in the first round since the center-left mayoral candidate, Andrea Furegatoexceeds 56% of preferences.
As mentioned, therefore, if it really should continue to go like this, there is no longer any doubt about who should be the leader – indeed the leader – of the center right. The conditionals, however, are a must. It is no coincidence that the leader of Fdi, enthusiastic about the data coming from all over Italy, could not resist provoking the allies. And she then advised Salvini and Berlusconi to leave the government of Mario Draghi: “If I were them I would,” he said.
A meager satisfaction – and unexpected according to many – for Salvini comes from Messina: in the city on the Strait, the League has not followed Fdi and Forza Italia and has focused on an outsider: his name is Federico Basilevery few knew him, but since he is the man chosen by the outgoing Cateno De Luca wins in the first round.
And if the Democratic Party can actually look at the glass as half full (other important results have arrived in Lucca with Francesco Raspini ahead of the challenger Mario Pardiniin Como with Barbara Minghettiin Cuneo where Patrizia Manassero could win in the first round, and in Piacenza where Katia Tarasconi the ballot could snatch the city from the outgoing mayor Patrizia Barbieri), it is not possible to smile Giuseppe Conte.
Also perhaps due to the choice not to have taken the field by presenting lists in all cities to vote, the Movement was heavily penalized in all municipal elections. The result are percentages that fluctuate between 2 and 4%, always in coalition with the Democratic Party and without ever a pentastellata expression mayoral candidate. The arguments have begun even if there are those who call for calm, stressing that we need to start again from the territories. But it is a refrain that has been going on for too long now without anything concrete being done.
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