Election results: Italian communal elections 2017

Yesterday’s second round of voting in Italian communal elections saw significant gains for Centre Right coalitions within which Forza Italia and the Lega Nord (Northern League) played leading roles. Centre Left forces based around the Partito Democratico (PD) lost control of more than 30 towns and cities. ‘Civic Lists’, usually comprising local independent politicians, did […]

Review: Italian polling in March

March 2017 will go down as the month when the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) established a clear polling lead over the ruling Democratic Party (PD). Beset by the defection of a left-wing bloc and embroiled in a leadership contest that many did not desire, the centre-left PD has lost significant ground – notwithstanding Five […]

Italy: 5 Star opens up 5 point lead

Today’s Ipsos PA poll for Milan’s Corriere della Sera newspaper confirms a significant shift in Italian voting intentions, with the Movimento 5 Stelle opening up a 5.5 per cent lead of the governing PD – after a period when the country’s two biggest forces have bascially been polling neck-and-neck.     The reported score of […]