Alessio Butti, commissioner of the Brothers of Italy in Novi Ligure, in the province of Alessandria, where the ballot is being voted, was relieved of his duties. The decision was taken yesterday evening following some interventions on social media in which Alessio Butti (who has nothing to do with the homonymous senator of his own party) declared that he was not sensitive "to lgbt bullying and appeals against 'homophobia and other amenities that a certain culture wants to impose on us". "Pederasts - we read - can shell rosaries in bursts, even obtain avalanches of votes, but they remain outcasts".
In Novi Ligure today the ballot for the mayor is voting between the center-left candidate Rocchino Muliere, who obtained 47.1% of the votes in the first round, and Maria Rosa Porta, supported by Fratelli d'Italia and Forza Italia, to 20.7%.
Last night Butti denied the contents of the speech and spoke of "tampering" with his profile: "I respect - he declared - the LGBT community, including many of my friends and acquaintances. These are statements that I deprecate and which do not represent the my thought".