Genoa – Very low turnout in Savona in the ballot between Marco Russo, candidate of the center-left, and Angelo Schirru, candidate of the center-right, where less than one in two voters voted. With the polls closed, participation stops at 46.03%, against 52.43% in the first round. The appeal of the governor Giovanni Toti who had invited the people of Savona to go to the polls did not work: “Not to vote makes you lose a right – he wrote yesterday on Facebook – that of complaining. Those who do not vote will have to keep silent for the next 5 years, precisely how he is silent today, on the most important day: that of the elections “.
Things went better in the small Genoese town of Rondanina, the least populous in Liguria, after the sensational draw in the first round: 64.47% of voters voted in the ballot, more than the turnout two weeks ago which had stood at 59.21%.
In Savona Angelo Schirru, center-right, and Marco Russo, center-left compete against each other, with the latter leading by over 10 points. The definitive turnout, at 3pm today, was 46.03%. Last night at 11 pm, the closing time of the polling stations, 36.41% of those entitled to vote had voted against 44.51% in the first round.
Rondanina has a new mayor: after the sensational ballot which had been reached after the draw in the smallest town in Liguria, the voters of the town of the upper Val Trebbia have crowned first citizen Gaetanino Tufaro, who won 26 votes, thus defeating his rival, Claudio Casazza, who stopped at 23 preferences.
No blank card this time unlike two weeks ago, when the abstention of a citizen had in fact led to the surprising outcome of the elections, with the two challengers holding 22 preferences each. Compared to the 45 voters in the first round, 4 more citizens went to vote in the ballot, thus creating a result that if it seems narrow in absolute numbers is only for the microscopic electoral body of Rondanina.