“We expected a bit more,” admits Viola Carofalo, leader of the left-wing Italian political party Potere al Popolo (Pap). “Surveys had us over 2 percent of the vote, but it went well.” After an election campaign organized in just four months, Pap won 1.3% of the vote in national elections March 4.
What have you learned from your analysis of the election?
Given the landslide of votes drawn by the 5 Star Movement [M5S], even in parts of the population close to us — such as the young — the wider picture isn’t bad at all. For example, we had great results in polling stations close to areas where we campaigned in Naples — where the M5S obtained over 50 percent. We obtained 2.96 percent throughout the municipality, but Chiara Capretti got to 3.69 percent in the historic center’s polling station. We had 6.21 percent in the Porto district, 5.7 percent in the Avvocata district, 5.81 percent San Giuseppe, 4.61 percent in Bagnoli, 4.39 percent in Montecalvario.