Centre left takes Lazio, Molise, centre right Lombardy
League chief Maroni new governor of region around Milan27 February, 11:14
In Lombardy, the region around Milan, Northern League leader Roberto Maroni - the interior minister in Silvio Berlusconi's 2008-2011 administration - won for the centre right with 42.8% of the vote. Lombardy's centre-left candidate Umberto Ambrosoli got 38.2%. In Lazio, the region around Rome, the centre left got 40.6% of the vote, elevating Nicola Zingaretti to the governor's seat, while the centre-right's Francesco Storace garnered just 29.4%.
The southern region of Molise saw the centre left's Paolo Di Laura Frattura win 43.7% of the vote, versus 26.7% for the centre-right's Angelo Michele Iorio.
photo: Roberto Maroni