Salvini eyes return to power at crunch Italy vote: AFP24 January 2020 | 06:39 | FOCUS News Agency
The wealthy centre-north region of Emilia Romagna was once the Italian left's fiefdom, but while left-wing values still hold sway under the graceful porticoes of its cities, the right is making serious inroads in the villages and towns beyond.
The last polls published before the pre-election media blackout showed the anti-immigrant League neck-and-neck with the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), which governs Italy in coalition with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S).
International markets will be watching closely for potential seismic change in the eurozone's third largest economy.
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