Voting starts in Italy with over 40% expected to abstain

The political leaders of Italy called on this Sunday (25) citizens to exercise their right to vote, in the face of the specter of abstention, which according to the latest polls could be too de 40%.

“Today you can contribute to writing history. We write history together”, published on social media the leader of the Brothers of Italy, Giorgia Meloni, chosen by the polls as the favorite.

“We vote. You too, whatever your political opinion. Democracy is nourished by the commitment of all. Long live the Republic, long live Italy”, he wrote. the leader of Italia Viva, Matteo Renzi, after voting in Florence.

His ally in the centrist coalition, the president of Action, Carlo Calenda, also encouraged on Twitter: “Vote, vote freely, without conditions and without fear. Italy is always stronger than those who want it to be weak.”

“This is democracy. Thank you to those who fought for our freedom and for guaranteeing this right. We vote love”, wrote on Twitter Nicola Zingaretti, president of the Lazio region and candidate of the Democratic Party.

Matteo Salvini once again broke the rule of electoral silence, guaranteeing when he arrived to vote at his school in Milan who were ready to govern and said: “The more people vote, the more strength will have a new Parliament, a new government, to intervene in emergencies”.

“I can only thank all the Italians who will vote, because today will be a beautiful day of participation. The more people who vote, the stronger Italy will be and the policy will be legitimized”, he added.

However, the leader of the Democratic Party, Enrico Letta, preferred to pose in silence in front of the media and was limited to a “good morning” and taking a picture with some of the people who voted in the same place.

Latest polls, from 15 days ago pointed out that the group of undecided and those who already know they will not vote reached 42%, equaling almost the entire right-wing coalition formed by the Brothers of Italy, Forza Italia and Liga, the great favorite, which would sum 45%.

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