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Berlusconi scores political victory in local vote

Berlusconi scores political victory in local vote

Final returns show that Premier Silvio Berlusconi's coalition made a strong showing in regional elections across Italy, winning crucial races and snatching four regions from the opposition.
The returns Tuesday show that Berlusconi's conservatives won in Lazio, which includes the capital, and Piedmont, a region in the country's industrial north.
Both regions were previously held by the opposition. The takeover marks a significant political success for Berlusconi.
Thirteen regions were up for grabs in the balloting, seen as a test of popularity for the premier two years into his current government.
The conservatives won six _ compared with the two they controlled going into the vote_ while the center-left opposition held on to seven.


Updated : 2021-10-28 09:59 GMT+08:00