On Sunday, May 26, 2019, registered voters went to the polls to cast their votes for who was to represent them in the Eu Parliament. In Modena, the same voters were also called upon to elect a Mayor and Town Council.
In the EU Parliamentary Elections, voters were given Ballots containing the symbols of 17 (seventeen) political parties and with possibility of writing in the names of up to three representatives.
For the administrative elections, voters were given Ballots containing the names of 7 (seven) candidates for the Office of Mayor with the possibility of writing in the names of up to 2 (two) candidates for the Town Council.
Results at the national level for the EU saw the League (Lega) walk away with over 34% of the votes making the so-called populists Italy’s biggest political party.
At the local level, read my comment on what happened in Modena, Italy’s “Tammany Hall”.