ROME, Jan. 27 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The center-left candidate, Stefano Bonaccini, has achieved a clear victory in the elections in the Emilia Romagna region in northern Italy, thus maintaining a place that has held the left since 1945, the Adnkronos news agency reported.
With the vote scrutinized at 4,485 tables out of a total of 4,520, the outgoing president and candidate for reelection, Stefano Bonaccini, has achieved 51.41 percent of the votes against 43.65 percent of the center-right candidate, Lucia Borgonzoni
In the region of Calabria, with 2,183 counted tables of a total of 2,420, the candidate of the formation of right-wing Forza Italia, Jole Santelli, has achieved the victory with 55.35 percent of the ballots, compared to 30.26 per cent that Pippo Callipo has achieved.
In Bologna, the president of Emilia Romagna, Stefano Bonaccini, has expressed his “satisfaction” for what he has defined as an “extraordinary result”, while recalling that his training started with a disadvantage of between 7 and 8 points from the European elections
Bonaccini has said he expects the League, led by Matteo Salvini, to take note of the results at Emilia Romagna. “I hope this serves as a teaching to the League, which has tried to transform it into a battle of Salvini against Bonaccini that made little sense. It should have been Bonaccini against Borgonzoni but they wanted to transform it into Salvini against Bonaccini and won Bonaccini,” he said. . “I hope it will teach the League, that some secretary of the League in Emilia Romagna I hope you will apologize for the things they have told me in these months,” he added.
Bonaccini has said that the victory of the center-left shows that you can have a government coalition without clashes between the parties that make up the alliance. “It is necessary to have the ambition that to imagine that there are many more people than we think, that is what sardines have also said, that there is no need for a policy only with anger, hatred, incitement and shouts,” said Emilia's president Romagna
Bonaccini has highlighted the contribution of the protest movement of the Sardines, which has taken the streets to show its rejection of the Salvini League, and has indicated that the participation in the regional elections this Sunday has been 67.88 percent. “The Sardines have arrived a few weeks ago and have been a purely positive fact because they have shown that not only Salvini fills the squares. They have shown that they fill the squares and that there are many people that we think are worth participating.