Italian centre right win Ferrara in post-war first

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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.


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