Italy election: polling stations open in key regional election | AFP

Polling stations open for Emilia Romagna regional elections, where candidate of Salvini’s League Lucia Borgonzoni is facing the outgoing Democratic party president Stefano Bonaccini, who hopes to gain a new mandate. The wealthy centre-north region of Emilia Romagna has been a stronghold of the Italian left for over 70 years, but while left-wing values still hold sway in its cities, the right has been rallying serious support in towns and the countryside. IMAGES

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