The Italian centre right won the northern city of Ferrara, traditionally a stronghold for the left, for the first time in the post-War period after Sunday’s runoffs for local elections in many Italian towns and cities.
The centre right, spearheaded by Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s League party, pulled off a similar feat in Novi Ligure, in Piedmont.
The centre left had some successes too, winning back Livorno which had been in the hands of the 5-Star Movement (M5S).
The centre left also held Prato, Reggio Emilia, Cesena and Cremona.
The anti-corruption M5S won in Campobasso, the only major city where it made it to the runoffs.