Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Italian punish Berlusconi, defeated at local elections:

 In the local elections in Italy, Berlusconi's party suffered heavy losses. In the local elections in Italy, his ruling rights in accordance with projections in Milan and Naples suffered bitter defeats.

In the mayoral election in Berlusconi's home city of Milan took the candidate of the left, Giuliano Pisapia, after counting the most votes 55.2 percent - and is therefore no longer be obtained. On incumbent Letizia Moratti of Berlusconi's People of Freedom Party (PdL) therefore accounted for 44.8 percent of the vote.

In Naples, Berlusconi's candidate Gianni Lettieri almost 30 percentage points behind his challenger was Luigi de Magistris, a former judge. This came to around 65 percent. The city plagued for months a serious garbage crisis. The municipal election was considered an important test of sentiment Berlusconi.

On Sunday and on Monday was in 88 cities and towns the second round of voting was held. Berlusconi, insured or Sunday that would have the result of local elections does not affect his government. But above all, the defeat in his home city of Milan should weigh heavily.

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