On 3 and 4 October Italians cast their votes to elect new mayors and council representatives in over 1,000 towns and cities. The turnout was historically low with only 54.69% of the eligible voters showing up.
ALDE Party members Più Europa and Radicali Italiani were part of the same alliance in different cities but ran on different lists throughout the country.
In Milan, Radicali Italiani ran together with Più Europa in the alliance of mayor candidate Guiseppe Sala who won 57.73% of the votes and thus becomes the next mayor.
In Bologna, Più Europa ran on the Lista Anche tu conti list with candidates Zeno Gobetti and Marco Cardona in support of mayor candidate Lepore Matteo. He won 61.90% of the votes, which makes him the next mayor of Bologna.
Più Europa is pleased with the results of the municipal elections and Secretary General Benedetto Della Vedova underlines the importance to fully support the work of the Draghi government noting:
“For Più Europa, once the administrative procedures have been overcome, it will be even more fundamental to support the reforms of the Draghi government, which today represent a real political divide.”
In Rome and Turin, a second round of voting will be organised on 17 and 18 October, because none of the mayoral candidates received more than 50 % of the vote.