Corigliano Rossano at the polls, mayor Stasi: “Our work is not finished”. The challenger Straface: “We will emerge from isolation”


By John

Two different ways of conceiving the meaning of administering a territory. Two different profiles. Two opposing party worlds that accompany two poles apart candidates also in terms of history and political background. Yet, in common, a great desire to manage Corigliano Rossano, an immense territory (it is the third city in the whole of Calabria with its 74 thousand-odd inhabitants; the first, excluding the provincial capitals) which will potentially bring just over 70 thousand voters to the polls. On the one hand Flavio Stasi, 41-year-old mayor in office who is looking for an encore after the exploit that at 36 years old allowed him to occupy the most important seat, defeating the competition; on the other Pasqualina Straface, who wore the tricolor sash for two years, since 2009, when Corigliano was still a separate municipality. Today that the Ausonic soul has married the Byzantine one, there are many hot topics that are heating up on the eve of the elections. Because the Corigliano Rossano match could have repercussions at a regional level (Straface is a councilor of Palazzo Campanella) and could be a litmus test on what will also happen at the European Championships.

From the sense of a single city to the Sibaritide hospital, passing through the issues linked to the maritime vocation of the territory (fishing, fish market, Baker Hughes issue) and mobility and transport, up to the projects aimed at revitalizing the historic centers of the unique city. The two candidates, in a remote duel, did not argue with each other and answered the questions posed in front of the cameras of Gazzetta del Sud online, also launching a final appeal to the electorate.

Eighteen lists, 70049 voters, 278 councilor candidates, two aspiring mayors: the electoral campaign in Corigliano Rossano has already reached its peak.