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The Nationalist Right have captured the island of Sardinia in the latest regional election in Italy. 

As reported by Reuters

According to a projection after some 80 percent of the vote had been counted, Christian Solinas, the candidate from the rightwing bloc, had won around 48 percent in Sunday’s election for regional governor, well ahead of the incumbent center-left on 33 percent. The candidate for the populist 5-Star — which won 42.5 percent of the vote in Sardinia in the national election a year ago that catapulted it into government — won just 11 percent.

The winner Solinas is a senator from the League, the far-right party that rules at the national level in coalition with 5-Star. In regional elections, the League fields candidates as part of an alliance with rightist and center-right parties.

Sardinia is the sixth consecutive region or province to pass from the center-left to the right since the center-left Democratic Party (PD) was ousted from power at a national election in March, underscoring the PD’s ongoing crisis.

The victory is a little awkward, as the League (Lega) and its leader Matteo Salvini are part of a national coalition government with 5-Star. 

Since the two "outsider" parties won the Italian election last year, the Lega has been gaining in popularity relative to 5-Star due to Salvini's populist approach to the invasion of Italy by fake migrants assisted by fake NGOs. For this reason there have been some attempts to downplay the significance or these latest election results:

On Monday 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio, League leader Matteo Salvini and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte were all quick to rule out any repercussions on the government in Rome.

“We must not over-emphasize a regional election,” Conte, who is non-partisan but closer to 5-Star, told reporters on the sidelines of a summit in Egypt. “I don’t believe the results could have any consequences for the national government.”

Di Maio said: “Nothing changes for the government.”

The fact is Italian voters are increasingly red-pilled, and the party that delivers the best policies for such voters is bound to keep growing. If 5-Star want to avoid being swallowed by the League, they will have match them by being just as anti-globalist.  

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