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In recent years, a strong divide has emerged between the centre and periphery in voting behaviour. It has been highlighted how peripheries make different voting choices from the centres and have different turnout percentages. One of the emblematic cases of this new cleavage is Naples (Italy) because of the strong internal socioeconomic disparities. The gap between the centre and periphery is strongly connected to socio- economic disparities which have been increasing in recent years. The aim of this study is to document these differences through a case study. Mayoral elections in the city of Naples will be analysed from a synchronic and diachronic perspective in order to highlight the extent of the above-mentioned differences.