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Salvini's League Leads in Abruzzo Election as Five Star Fades

  • Coalition partners face off in regional show of strength...
  • ...after a brief truce to slam the Bank of Italy, regulators
Italian Daily Politics 2019

Photographer: Antonio Masiello/Getty Images

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The rightist League of Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini emerged at the head of the strongest bloc in elections in Italy’s Abruzzo region, as support for the Five Star Movement tumbled.

The League-led center-right alliance took almost 49 percent, with Salvini’s party the biggest contributor at 28 percent. Five Star, the League’s coalition partner in the national government, scored just 19 percent, the Interior Ministry said on its website. The center-left also had a strong showing with 31 percent.