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  1. Politics

    Italy's mad dash to the polls, but to do what?

    by Guido Gentili

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    An immediate election, but to do what? The only thing we know for sure -- that there is a mad dash to the ballot box -- is obscured by a deluge of questions waiting for answers. For now we only know that, in the blink of an eye, the majoritarian electoral system introduced in the early 1990s will be mothballed for a return to a proportional system (what appears to be an Italian version for the German system) that ...

  2. Politics

    Renzi and Berlusconi inching closer to a deal: proportional system and an early vote

    by Andrea Marini

    IT
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    “You are just like me.” They say that these were the first words that the then-premier Silvio Berlusconi said to the young mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, in their first meeting back in 2010 at Berlusconi's private residence at Arcore. Berlusconi was then at the top of his political career, the undisputed leader of the center-right and elected prime minister in 2008 after a sweeping electoral victory. Matteo Renzi ...

  3. Business and economy

    Confindustria asks for "governability and stability": the return to a proportional electoral law isn't a solution

    by Paolo Pombeni

    IT
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    Confindustria President Vincenzo Boccia sent a clear message to the country’s society and politicians in his speech during the annual assembly of the employers’ association: Confindustria does not reason like a lobby, but like an important intersection of the country’s ruling classes. This is because Confindustria reaffirms that “our strength comes from feeling part of a community,” “a political actor, but equidistant ...

  4. Politics

    Italy risks ungovernability without a new electoral law by February 2018 vote (an almost impossible task)

    by Andrea Marini

    IT
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    “There is no more time to lose on the electoral law,” former Italian premier and the newly confirmed secretary of the left-leaning Democratic Party (PD) Matteo Renzi has said. He has always considered the electoral law an issue that concerns the experts. But at the same time, he knows that the approval of a new voting system before the legislature finishes (in February 2018) is the only option to not consign the country to ...