Mario Puddu, former first five-star mayor of the city now supported by civic and center-right lists, won with over 56% of the preferences. His challenger Diego Corrias, supported by the centre-left and the M5S, stopped at 43%. The citizens of the Sardinian municipality were called to the polls again after no candidate had reached 50% plus one of the preferences in the first round. The polling stations remained open on Sunday from 7 to 23 and today from 7 to 15. Then the ballots. Turnout at 34.29%
Mario Puddu, former first five-star mayor of the city now supported by civic and center-right lists, is the new mayor of Assemini, a Sardinian municipality called to the ballot after no candidate obtained 50% plus one of the preferences in the first round of the administrative elections. on 28 and 29 May. Puddu, when 21 out of 22 sections were scrutinized, achieved 56.35% of the preferences. His challenger Diego Corrias, supported by the centre-left and the M5S, stopped at 43.65%. For the second round of the municipal elections, the polling stations remained open yesterday, Sunday 11 June, from 7 to 23 and today from 7 to 15. Then the ballots began immediately. The final turnout is 34.29%, while in the first round it was 46.66% (THE ELECTION SPECIAL – THE RESULTS).
The two candidates were Puddu and Corrias
The two candidates who challenged each other in the ballot in Assemini, therefore, were Mario Puddu and Diego Corrias. It was Puddu who won, becoming the new mayor after a year in the commissioner. Former first five-star mayor of the city, he has now been supported by civic lists and part of the center-right: Mario Puddu mayor, Sardinian reformers, Unione di Centro, Sardinia 20Venti Tunis. Nothing to do for Corrias, who led an alliance between M5S and Pd and was supported by four lists: in addition to the 5 Star Movement and the Democratic Party, Assemini goes ahead and the Italian Socialist Party. “I am happy and very grateful to the people of Assemini, to all those who supported us, to my group and to the coalition that supported us. We are very responsible because the victory is clear, important and wasn’t taken for granted,” said Puddu as soon as he arrived at his headquarters in Assemini to celebrate the victory. He showed up wearing the Cagliari shirt, after celebrating his return to Serie A yesterday of the rossoblùs. Answering the reporters’ questions, he added: “We have to work to give answers to the citizens, we have to get back in touch with the administrative machine and start changing things. We are ready to take the responsibility that the people of Assemini have given us”.
How was the first round in Assemini
In the first round, there were three candidates for mayor in Assemini. Mario Puddu had obtained 37.79% of the preferences (3,896 votes). Diego Corrias had stopped at 31.15%, with 3,211 votes: he had surpassed by a handful of preferences Niside Muscas, candidate of Fdi, Fi and Lega who had obtained 3,202 votes, equal to 31.06%. Muscas turned to the TAR of Sardinia for some ballots that would have been misattributed to her, but the appeal was judged inadmissible and rejected. Therefore, Puddu and Corrias arrived in the ballot. Muscas’ appeal can be re-proposed now, after the definitive outcome of the second round. According to the administrative magistrates, in fact, the minutes of the electoral office of the Municipality of Assemini could not be annulled in order to provide for the recounting and reallocation of ballots. The reason was not of merit but only procedural: “Against all the acts of the electoral procedure, an appeal is allowed only at the conclusion of the electoral procedure, together with the challenge of the act of proclamation of the elected”.