Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi did not hide his disappointment during a press conference in Rome following the first official poll results. With great honesty, he told reporters he was not satisfied with the results in five of the country’s most important cities: Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin and Bologna.

The most painful of all was certainly Naples where Valeria Valente, the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) mayoral candidate won just 21.15% of the popular vote and failed to make it to the...

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