[ Diretor: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano XII

segunda-feira, 26 de junho de 2017

Italy’s centre-right wins big in mayoral elections

Marco Bucci, Genoa's centre-right mayoral candidate, votes in a polling station in Genoa, Italy, 25 June 2017.
[Luca Zennaro/EPA]
In the most closely watched contest, the northern port city of Genoa – a traditional left-wing stronghold – seemed certain to switch hands to the centre-right for the first time in more than 50 years.

The candidate backed by the anti-immigrant Northern League and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party will get around 54% of the vote, compared with 46% for the candidate supported by the ruling Democratic Party (PD), according to final projections based on the vote count.

The elections are a setback for PD leader and former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who took a back seat in campaigning after seeing his party plagued by internal divisions this year.

“The wind is blowing for the centre-right from the north to the centre to the south, this is an extraordinary victory,” said Renato Brunetta, the lower house leader of Forza Italia.

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