(ANSA) – Rome, May 27 – Centre-right candidate Alberto Cirio
is the new governor of Piedmont after he announced Monday that
centre-left incumbent Sergio Chiamparino conceded defeat in
elections in the northern region.
   
Cirio is projected win over 50% of the vote.
“I’m getting straight down to work. Piedmont needs to start
afresh,” said Cirio.
   
“Today it is the northern Italian region that is growing the
least and it has the highest unemployment rate”.
   
Chiamparino suggested he would quit politics after “losing
this last battle”.
   
Florence Mayor Dario Nardella said initial results suggested
he had held the city for the centre-left Democratic Party (PD)
without the need for a runoff vote.
   
The centre left was also set to hold the southern city of
Bari, but League candidates were on course to win in the first
round in Perugia and Potenza.
   

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