Municipal elections: the return of the old wolves to Lugano

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The municipal elections of April 18 promise to be hot in Ticino. A small bunch of old truckers from cantonal and federal politics descends into the arena to present themselves in Lugano. With a common goal: to “save” it.

Councilor to the States from 1999 until 2019 – when, in a twist, the socialist Marina Carobbio and the SVP Marco Chiesa won both seats in the upper house – the PDC Filippo Lombardi is a candidate for the executive in Lugano, where he just moved. Why such a decision? “My affection for the PDC section of Lugano which solicited me, wanting a strong list in order to save our seat, left vacant by Angelo Jelmini.”