The turnout in regional elections in Lazio and Lombardy Sunday and Monday was almost half what it was the last time the regions voted. However, in 2018, the ’Election Day’ was also for national elections
Premier Giorgia Meloni’s victories in Lombardy and Lazio strengthen her hand against Government partners, but not too much: the good result of civic list ‘Fontana Presidente’ reinforces Salvini’s position (Fontana belongs to Lega)
Lazio, the region which includes Rome, arguably comes as a bigger blow for the left, which has governed the area for the past 10 years
Center-right has control of 15 out of 20 regions, underscoring its growing hegemony across the country
United center-right won, the center-left presented two different coalitions in two regions. In Lazio, PD and M5S stood two separate candidates, but the strategy turned out to be a strategic blunder, dividing the left-wing votes and paving the way for a right-wing victory
Letizia Moratti, being third is out of the elected in the Regional Council. She said that from this defeat a new political proposal will born.