All the experts are watching: Sicily has been a laboratory for more than 50 years of future national political balances. Marco Damilano, director of the weekly Espresso, explains that ” these elections will allow the parties to measure their strength on the ground. Sicily will tell how much the Democratic Party weighs, how much the 5-star movement weighs how much weighs the right. But after Sicily, there will be direct general elections. This Sicilian vote will, therefore, be a metaphor for the national vote “.
However, according to all the polls, the representative of the 5-star movement, the forty-year-old Giancarlo Cancelleri, a surveyor, is neck and neck with the old wolf of the Sicilian politics Nello Musumeci, 62, supported by the right-wing parties and Silvio Berlusconi. The candidates of the Democratic Party of Matteo Renzi, the radical left and a mini independentist formation are relegated far behind.