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[en] Matteo Renzi’s gamble with democracy: the Italian constitutional referendum

On December 4th 2016 the Italian people will be called upon to vote in a referendum on the constitutional reform put forward by Matteo Renzi’s conservative and pro-austerity government. The topic is dominating Italian political life, because of the major … Continue reading

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[en] An overview of Italy after PM Monti’s first six months

A strange and dramatic demonstration took place on 4 May in front of a tax office in Bologna, where a 58-year-old bricklayer burned himself to death on 28 March. Because the protest was organized by the wife of the deceased, … Continue reading

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[en] A blurred picture emerges from local vote in Italy

While European social-democratic forces celebrate the victory of the socialist Hollande in the French Presidential race, the administrative and mayoral elections held in Italy seem to provide a more blurred and nuanced picture. Berlusconi’s party, the PDL, dramatically lost consensus, … Continue reading

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