Italy’s Election Results

Protest voting in Italy has created a new political landscape and pushed the country towards deadlock.

With more than 90 percent of the votes counted in the country’s parliamentary elections (at 22:00 CET on February 25), the centre-left led by Pier Luigi Bersani has a slim lead over Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right coalition in the lower house of parliament. But neither faction seems likely to be able to form a majority in the Senate.

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2 Responses to Italy’s Election Results

  1. It seems to me that stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic over-reacted to the prospect of gridlock in Italy. I make the case in I argue that an antiquated view of Europe is a factor in the over-reaction. In short, Italian politics don’t matter as much as they did “back in the day.”

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