According to the first screening of the Opinio Italia Consortium for Rai (5% sample), in the Senate Fratelli d’Italia is the first party with 24.6%. The Pd is at 19.4%, M5S instead at 16.5%.
Italy veers to the right: according to the first exit poll, Fratelli d’Italia is the first party with 22-26% driven by a center-right coalition that sails above 40% (between 41% and 45% for Opinio Rai; between 43 and 47% for Swg La7) towards an absolute majority both in the House and in the Senate. The Democratic Party, the second party, travels on percentages between 17 and 21% in a coalition that is between 25 and 29%.
At the close of the polls, at 11 pm, about 64% of Italians went to vote with a drop in turnout of 10 percentage points compared to 2018.
According to the first exit polls, Giorgia Meloni makes Fdi fly, which is the first party. The Democratic Party is second, M5s at 13.5-17.5% is above the Lega given at 8.5-12.5%, Action-Italia Viva follows with 6.5-8.5% slightly better than Forza Italy which would be at 6-8%, Verdi-Si at 3-5%, + Europe at 2.5-4.5%, Noi Moderati at 0.5-2.5%, Civic commitment at 0-2%, Italexit at 0.5-2.5%. If the data were confirmed, the center-right would thus obtain 41-45% (227-257 seats in the House and 111-131 in the Senate) against 25.5-29.5% of the center-left (78-98 seats in the House, 33 -53 in the Senate). M5s would have 36-56 seats in the Chamber and 14-34 in the Senate, Action-Italia Viva 15-25 in the Chamber and 4-12 in the Senate, other lists would have 4-6 seats. “Center-right in clear advantage both in the House and in the Senate! It will be a long night, but already now I want to say THANK YOU”, Matteo Salvini tweets immediately after the exit polls. “We are cautious, but if the results were confirmed it would be an important result”, considering that “until recently they gave us for dead”, rejoices Michele Gubitosa, Giuseppe Conte’s right hand man. It will take the projections to reduce the fork of the result and to really understand how large the winning majority will be based on the results in the colleges considered in the balance. But the clear fact is that the center-right is preparing to govern.
The President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella voted at 8.45 am, in the “Giovanni XXIII – Piazzi” school in Palermo. The head of state anticipated his arrival at the institute in via Rutelli, to avoid coinciding with the commemoration ceremony for the killing of judge Cesare Terranova and marshal Lenin Mancus, which took place on 25 September 1979 in the same street. The head of state voted, as usual, in section 535, greeted by applause from the tellers and people present.
He also voted in the afternoon Mario Draghi in Rome.
Here you are all ‘numbers’ electoral appointment:
– ALMOST 51 MILLION TO VOTE. The voters called to vote are 50,869,304, of which 4,741,790 abroad. Of the 46,127,514 voters in Italy, 51.74% are women and the remaining 48.26% are men. The electoral body includes 2,682,094 adults who for the first time, after the recent amendment of Article 58 of the Constitution, will be able to vote not only for the Chamber of Deputies, but also to elect the Senate of the Republic. Of the young voters there are 1,302,170 women and 1,379,924 men.
– VOTE ABROAD, EUROPE IN FIRST PLACE. As for the geographical distribution of Italian voters abroad, most of them are in Europe (2.6 million). Followed by South America, North and Central America and Africa, Asia, Oceania and Antarctica (in the queue with just over 250 thousand entries).
– FULL OF RIGHTS IN ROME. Lombardy with 7,505,133 voters is the region with the highest number of voters, Valle d’Aosta with a total of 98,187 voters the one with the lowest number of voters. The municipality of Rocca de ‘Giorgi, in the province of Pavia, with only 25 voters (13 men and 12 women) is the body with the smallest electoral body, while Rome with 2,055,382 (of which 1,096,575 women and 958,807 men ) is the city with the largest one.
– 61 THOUSAND SEATS, AT LEAST 180 THOUSAND SCRUTORS. On the national territory there are 61,566 electoral sections that will be open from 7 am to 11 pm on Sunday 25 September for the exercise of the right to vote. In each section there will be a president, a secretary and four tellers. The polling station can operate with a minimum of three members, so at least 180 thousand people will be involved in voting and counting the ballots.
– MORE THAN 20,000 SCHOOLS AND OTHER OFFICES UNDERTAKEN. The more than 60,000 polling stations are located in 22,586 buildings, most of which are schools which therefore, a few days before the opening of the school year, will be closed from today to Monday 26 inclusive.
– THE CHARGE OF CANDIDATES. The Interior Ministry dossier reports the number of candidates for the Chamber of Deputies: 1,310 in single-member constituencies, 2,788 in multi-member constituencies and 95 in the overseas constituency. For the Senate of the Republic there are 693 candidates for single-member constituencies, 1,418 for multi-member constituencies, and 41 for the overseas constituency.
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