The Marche are traditionally considered part of the “red regions” due to the administrative continuity of the centre-left parties that govern the Region continuously since the Nineties. However, starting from the 2013 general elections, the regional political system has been affected by a process of transformation. The electoral support for the centre-left parties has weakened, initially in favour of the Five Star Movement and then in favour of the centre-right parties led by the Salvini League, now the first regional political force. Therefore, the 2020 elections constitute a node of articular importance for the dynamics of the internal competition of the Region. In addition, the management of the Covid-19 pandemic, that has generated a strong conflict between the President of the Marche and the Italian Government, can potentially be a determining factor in influencing its outcome. The analysis highlights that the centre-left parties have not been able to gain electoral support from the management of the crisis and that the regional competition of the Region is now similar to those of the other central and southern regions, where a centre-right coalition led by the League and the Brothers of Italy prevails.
Boldrini M. (2021) "Le elezioni regionali del 2020 nelle Marche. Dal conflitto col governo all’affermazione del centrodestra " Regional Studies and Local Development , 2(1), 107-136. DOI: 10.14658/pupj-RSLD-2021-1-5
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