PD's De Luca wins Campania governor primary

Anti-mafia journalist Saviano had urged boycott

(ANSA) - Naples, March 2 -Francesco De Luca from the ruling Democratic Party (PD) has won Sunday's primary to become the center-left candidate for governor of the southern Campania region, sources said Monday. De Luca garnered 52% of the vote, beating fellow PD member and MEP Andrea Cozzolino who garnered 44% and Socialist Marco di Lello at 4%.
    Voter turnout of 157,000 was hailed as a satisfactory number by the PD.
    Crusading anti-mafia journalist Roberto Saviano, who is from the Campania region and lives under police protection, had called for a boycott of the primary vote.
    The center-right candidate will almost certainly stand against incumbent Governor Stefano Caldor from Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia (FI) party in May regional elections.


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