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    Political change in the election in the Autonomous Province of Trentino

    Victory of the Lega in Trentino:

    In the run-up of the 2018 provincial elections in the Italian region of Trentino, after 20 years of rule by centre-left autonomist coalitions, the Northern League party (Italian: Lega Nord) won with 27.4% of the votes followed by the centre-left opposition Democratic Party (PD) with 13.93% and the regionalist PATT with 12.59%. The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S), the League’s ruling partner in Rome, reached 7.23%. 

     


     Results of the 2018 provincial elections in Trentino
     

    This contrasted with the last such vote in 2013 when the PD was the winning party with 22%, followed by PATT with 17.55%, the League at just over 6% and the M5S below 6%.
    Leading members of the League include Attilio Fontana (President of Lombardy), Luca Zaia (President of Veneto), Massimiliano Fedriga (President of Friuli-Venezia Giulia), Maurizio Fugatti (President of Trentino) and Roberto Calderoli.
     


    Maurizio Fugatti was elected new Trentino governor

     

     Health Undersecretary and member of the League party Maurizio Fugatti was elected new governor of Trentino, with 46.74% of Sunday’s vote in the northern Italian region. Fugatti was backed by a nine-party coalition including the League, Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right opposition Forza Italia (FI) party, the rightist opposition Brothers of Italy (FdI), the Centrist Union (UdC), local tickets Progetto Trentino, Agire per il Trentino, Civica Trentino, and Fassa, and the AP centrists.
    In the Italian general election held on March 2018, the League was the third-largest party behind the Five Star Movement (M5S) and the Democratic Party (PD). 
     
     Sources:

    • http://www.ansa.it/english/news/politics/2018/10/22/fugatti-elected-trentino-governor_2303a4c5-deb9-4a88-8c15-1ce73233897a.html 
    • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Italian_general_election 
    • https://www.revolvy.com/page/2018-Trentino%252DAlto-Adige%252FS%C3%BCdtirol-provincial-elections?source=folders
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