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Yesterday the run-off of local elections has been concluded. The LeftWing managed to win Everywhere. Yes exactly Everywhere, even somewhere it was seen as impossible, it simply won, beating Berlusconi’s party and the xenophobic Lega Nord.

Think about a card game, where the other guy does not score at all, and you’re able to make all the points. Well, we call that “Cappotto” in Italian and pretty much is what happened yesterday in Italy.

The leftwing won Milan, something that was not happening from a lot of years, the main city and headquarter of Berlusconi, with a compact leftwing, made by three different parties. The rightwing has been beaten also in Naples, where the candidates has been adopted in the run-off also from the leftwing, coming from a party which was in coalition in Milan, but not in Naples. (too long to explain here.)

Turin and Bologna has been won on the first round.

Another two big cities are Triest and Cagliari, which usually has always been on the rightwing have won by the leftwing. The sweet spot is also Arcore, Berlusconi’s hometown, has been won by the Democratic Party and the leftwing, with a woman as candidate for major.

A new vibrant energy was flowing yesterday, and today everybody has re-gained the hopes that a change is possible.

We won, and in amazing good way, among all the Nation, from the small to the big cities, from South to North, from East to West in the 150th anniversary of the unification. Today is a good day. As inspired by the end of Pisapia’s campaign in Milan, let me say

Buongiorno, Italia.