Left wins in three Italian cities

In Milan, Bologna and Naples, the left won more than half of the votes in local elections.
The capital was lost by the Five Star Movement (M5S), so a second round between the centre-left and centre-right candidates for mayor is expected.

In Turin, exit polls also show the centre-left candidate in the lead, while Trieste is expected to see a centre-right victory, as is the case in southern Calabria, where a provincial president has been elected.

According to the provisional figures, more than half of the 12 million Italians eligible to vote went to the polls, with the peripheral areas that voted for the M5S five years ago showing the weakest electoral performance.

At the end of September, the German federal parliamentary elections were also a success for the left:

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