The victory of the right will be sharper than expected

The victory of the right will be sharper than expected

Dear Aldo,
according to most of the “forecasters” the center-right is starting to win the box office, but if I look at the last administrative elections, I see that in the four major Italian cities they have not touched the ball, indeed they have come out with rather humiliating results. In short, don’t say cat if you don’t have it in the bag.
Francesco Duina Sovere (Bergamo)

Dear Francis,
Given that we are precisely making predictions, no auspices, I remain convinced that we are on the eve of a clear victory for the right. The majority of Italians do not live in large cities; and even in the big cities, the divisions on the left put at risk colleges where the center-right would be behind. The point is that the center-left has split because it knows it is losing, and everyone aims to maximize their consensus: both Calenda and Conte know they get more votes alone than in coalition with the Democratic Party, which for its part has made a mistake not to make at least one of the two alliances. Maybe he would have lost a few percentage points; but he would at least convey the idea that he was trying to win, or at least limit defeat. Instead, now the final outcome is so clear that it encourages the national attitude to rush to the winner’s aid. In my opinion, Meloni will get even more votes than the polls indicate: recent electoral history teaches that in recent days undercurrents are being created in the direction of the announced winner that escape the polls. It remains to be seen if Salvini and Berlusconi will hold, or if they will be heavily scaled down in the polls. One thing is certain: Berlusconi will not come out in the center, but on the right. In the end, most of Berlusconi’s votes did not go to Monti or Renzi or to Draghi’s party (which is not there), but to Salvini, Meloni and – in the past – also to Grillo. And this authorizes us to think that Berlusconi is the true father of Italian populism.



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