No Schlein effect, indeed. In the ballots, a less nationalist right wins over a less moderate left
After today's vote in the local administrations, "we are already entering a different phase in which all the parties will be willing to mark their differences with everyone, including their allies", says the director of Il Foglio, Claudio Cerasa, a guest of Rai Radio 1. "In the centre-left, the various leaders have done everything possible not to be seen together, despite the fascism alarm. The result is what is manifesting itself before our eyes: a defeat for the centre-left".
What scenarios are opening up now in the opposition? "This second electoral round does not offer any indications on the real conditions of the political forces", argues Cerasa. "What we can say though is that the centre-left does not register a Schlein effect. In the only city where the centre-left has established itself, a Vicenza, the candidate was close to the old Pd secretary, Enrico Letta. Anything but a left-wing profile. And in cities where the centre-left could assert itself, such as Brindisi, this has not occurred. While with Meloni's non-extremist approach there was no penalization by center-right voters".