Parliamentary election: South Tyrol elects parliament - SVP must expect losses

South Tyrol is electing a new parliament this Sunday.

Parliamentary election: South Tyrol elects parliament - SVP must expect losses

South Tyrol is electing a new parliament this Sunday. Italy's northernmost province has a statute of autonomy. Along with Italian, German is the official language. It is certain that the South Tyrolean People's Party (SVP), which has been in power for 75 years, will become the strongest party again. According to the surveys, however, she must expect significant losses. Due to the Statute of Autonomy, at least one party from the Italian population comes into government.

According to the latest surveys, the SVP can expect 32 to 35 percent. The two right-wing parties Fratelli d'Italia and Lega, which have been governing together in Rome for a year, are likely to be considered as coalition partners. The SVP is already working with the Lega in the provincial capital of Bolzano.

Polling stations close at 9 p.m. 430,000 South Tyroleans are eligible to vote. Reliable results are not expected until Monday night or later. The preliminary official final result is to be announced on Monday.

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