5 arrests over Reggio Calabria ballot rigging

PD councillor nabbed, Salvini calls for fresh elections

(ANSA) - REGGIO CALABRIA, MAR 3 - Italian police on Wednesday arrested five people in connection with alleged ballot rigging at the local elections in September 2020 in Reggio Calabria.
    The five were placed under house arrest, while another person was suspended from public duties in the probe.
    The six have been placed under investigation variously for vote rigging, fraud in public duties and abuse of office.
    City councillor Antonino Castorina, a former member of the national directorate of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), was arrested along with members of his entourage and a local official.
    Nationalist League party leader Matteo Salvini said the elections should be re-held due to the case.
    Independent former council candidate and journalist Klaus Davi also said the elections should be staged again because ballots were allegedly stuffed dn favour of Castorina. (ANSA).


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