Silvio Berlusconi and the regional polls
At 8:00 a.m. the doors of 49,862 polling stations opened in Italy for the 41 million citizens to cast their vote in regional elections, provincial and municipal that will take place between today and tomorrow until 3:oo pm, where they begin with the counting of votes.
The Italian population will elect the chairmen and mayors of thirteen regions, four provinces and 462 municipalities.
The party of the Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi called People’s Party of Freedom (PDL) and the opposition Democratic Party (PD), of Pierluigi Bersani will be facing’.
For Berlusconi, rather than a public election is a referendum on his person, after having gone through all kinds of scandals, including sex, corruption, abuse of power, connections with the Mafia and others.
According to the surveys’ now is not clear who will win and Berlusconi may be defeated. The elections reflect that the popularity of his government has fallen ‘.
In the latest poll, 15 days ago was predicted the victory of Berlusconi insurance in three regions: Lombardy, Veneto and Calabria. The center-left, meanwhile, wins six: Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Le Marche, Umbria, Puglia and Basilicata.
But it remains uncertain the fate of Piemonte, Lazio, Liguria and Campania.