Maroni urges action after Sala wins

Grillo accuses PD of 'bogus' votes from 'illiterate Chinese'

(ANSA) - Rome, February 8 - Lombardy Governor Roberto Maroni from the rightwing anti-immigrant Northern League said Monday the center-right needs to get its act together to field a credible mayoral candidate after Former Expo world's fair commissioner Giuseppe Sala won the Milan center-left mayoral primary at the weekend.
    "The primaries must act as a stimulus to us to do better and to win the June elections," said Maroni.
    Also at the weekend, Democratic Party (PD) Premier Matteo Renzi blasted accusations by the leader of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) Beppe Grillo, who alleged on his blog that Sala won thanks to the ballots of "Chinese voters who can't read or write Italian".
    Renzi replied while some do politics by manipulating "50 people" into clicking on a website, others have the guts to hold primaries "involving thousands".
    "We're the only ones with the courage to hold them," Renzi said.