Rome (AP) - Italy's opposition leader Matteo Salvini failed with his right-wing populist Lega, according to projections, in an important regional election in Italy. In Emilia-Romagna, the center-left candidate of the Social Democrats, Stefano Bonaccini, came to 51.8 percent of the vote, according to a projection for the La7 broadcaster. The Lega candidate Lucia Borgonzoni was therefore defeated with 41.5 percent. The election in the region is considered an important test for the stricken government in Rome made up of five-star movements and social democrats, since Emilia-Romagna has always been in the left hand.