In Italy, runoff elections for mayors are taking place in 65 cities, including Sunday morning ROM seem. The former Social Democratic Minister of Economy is the favorite in the duel for the mayor of the Italian capital Roberto Gualtieri. He measures himself against the center-right candidate Enrico MichettiA prominent politician in the right-wing opposition party “Fratelli d’Italia” (Brothers of Italy).
On the first ballot two weeks ago, Michetti won the runoff with 30 percent of the vote, and Gualtieri with 27 percent. The mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, of the populist Five Star Movement, who has been in office since 2016, did not run in the run-off. Many voters who voted for Raggi and other mayoral candidates in the first round are expected to support Gualtieri.
Duels between left and right in Trieste and Turin
in a Turin The Democratic Party hopes its candidate will win the elections Stefano Le Russo, who participated in the run-off with 43 percent of the vote in the first round. Send center-right parties Paulo Damlano In the race for mayor.
in a sad The mayor withdraws Roberto Dipiaza Against the center-left candidate Francesco Russo In the run-off. Polling stations will be closed Monday afternoon.
Milan, Naples and Bologna have already been decided
In other major cities, it was decided to elect the mayor on the first ballot on October 4. The Social Democrats (Partito Demokratico, the third largest ruling party in Italy) have a mayor Giuseppe Sala in a Milan beat with Gaetano Manfredi in a Naples and with Matthew Lebor in a Bologna.
The elections will not have a direct impact on the “national unity government” headed by Prime Minister Mario Draghi. It is the first election since Draghi was sworn in in February.
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