Was to be expected that in this Election there would be less turnout, and this absence may be regarded as a protest vote. Aside from Milan, where there was a turnout higher than that recorded during the 2008 election, in almost every city, at least until early afternoon, less people went to the ballot box. The largest decrease was recorded in Campania, where the turnout has fallen by 4 percentage points, from 14.84 in 2008 all’10, 80 today. Two points instead in Trentino Alto Adige (16.46 versus 18.37), Emilia Romagna (20.40 at 22:46) and south to Puglia to 11, 62% (was 13.21 in 2008), Basilicata to 9.71% (it was 11, 53%) and Calabria to 7.96% (compared to 10.26).
Among the various episodes that occurred at polling stations, the one that has done more headlines is the presence of some women this morning in Milan, who have waited for the arrival of Berlusconi and then undressed and protested. When the “Cavaliere” came inside the polling station to vote, the three girls are put bare breasts and began to shout “Enough Berlusconi, enough Berlusconi,” the same sentence they had written on their chest, and then asking Italians to “not to vote for someone who should be in prison.” The police struggled to stop and drag them away. It was later learned that they are called Inna Shevchenko, Oksana Shachko and Elvire duvelle-Charles, and activists of the Ukrainian group Femen.
Today Italians can vote up at 22, while tomorrow until 15.
We update tomorrow to know the outcome of these 2013 Italian Elections.