A center-right coalition led by the once-powerful League leader Matteo Salvini won in three Italian regions but failed to snatch the left-wing stronghold of Tuscany, where the close-fought battle was seen as decisive for the country – and for Salvini.
The right triumphed instead in its usual strongholds of Veneto and Liguria, as well as taking Marche.
But the defeat in the high-profile battle for the left-wing bastion of Tuscany, ruled by the left for 50 years, came as a blow for the right-wing coalition and a boost to the national government.
Il #Centrodestra conquista una regione rossa in più, le #Marche e un senatore in Sardegna. Da oggi 15 regioni su 20 verranno governate da #Lega, #FratelliDItalia e #ForzaItalia. Nessuna da quel #M5S che esprime il Premier #Conte. ??#elezioni2020 #ELEZIONIREGIONALI2020 pic.twitter.com/MGrRhNYu89
— Giorgio La Porta (@Giorgiolaporta) September 21, 2020