The primaries, of the Democratic Party, celebrate the turnout. But it’s the worst of all

The primaries, of the Democratic Party, celebrate the turnout.  But it’s the worst of all

“It can be said that the primaries were a great celebration of democracy, a great celebration of participation and the first positive fact to underline is the turnout to the polls, more than one million people, which demonstrates that the Democratic Party is more alive than ever before. that never” . The mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, spoke in these terms of the race between Stefano Bonaccini and Elly Schlein. But the numbers say something completely different from the dem’s proclamations at the end of the primaries held on Sunday, February 26th. “We can estimate the final primary turnout at around 1,100,000 voters. The estimate based on the elaboration of the data communicated by each region. It is, therefore, a sharp drop compared to 2019, when there were 1,582,083 voters”, analyzes YouTrend on Twitter. Numbers confirmed late in the afternoon by the National Congress Commission: “Voters: 1,098,623 Results: Schlein 587,010 (53.75%) Bonaccini 505,032 (46.25%)”.

Thus, the million voters in the bandstands was slightly exceeded, about half a million less than the last appointment of the same type, which had already represented a historic minimum. In 2017 there were 1.8 million voters, in 2013 2.8 million, in 2009 3.1 million and in 2007 there were up to 3.6 million people who voted in the primaries. Sixteen years later, attendance has dropped by more than two-thirds, with Democratic Party leaders cheering.

We can estimate the final share of #PrimaryPd in about 1,100,000 voters.

The estimate based on the elaboration of the data communicated by each region.

It is, therefore, a sharp drop compared to 2019, when there were 1,582,083 voters.#OpenPData

— YouTrend (@you_trend)
February 27, 2023

Source: IL Tempo

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