Italy: Salvini party failed to win in the province of Emilia-Romagna

In Italy on last Sunday the election of the head of the region Emilia-Romagna in the North, supported by the right populist leader of the party “League” Matteo Salvini candidate has failed to achieve victory and dismiss the current head of the region belonging to the center-left Democratic party.

the Candidate of right forces received 43 percent of the vote, behind at 8 percent of his rival.

the outcome of the vote commentators regard as a great loss Salvini, who in case of victory of his ally was counting on the fall of the Italian government and early parliamentary elections. Emilia-Romagna is a traditional Bastion of the left forces, and the defeat in that region would be a severe blow for them.

the candidate of the right-wing forces won regional elections in Calabria in southern Italy. However, this victory was not unexpected and is unlikely to affect the fate of the government.

the Party for me last year with the scandal left the Cabinet, hoping for early elections and a victory for them. However, her former partners in the coalition of “five star Movement” have agreed to cooperate with the Democratic party and formed a new Cabinet. I had to go into opposition. His party still in the polls is the most popular in Italy, but its popularity is somewhat reduced.

In Italy are investigating suspicions of a possible Russian financing of the party Salvini, who has spoken in support of the policies of Vladimir Putin. The head of the “League” denies the allegations.

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