Tag Archives: Five Star Movement

ITALY: Far-Right Parties Surge In National Election

The New York Times reports: Italians registered their dismay with the European political establishment on Sunday, handing a majority of votes in a national election to hard-right and populist forces that ran a campaign fueled by anti-immigrant anger. The election, the first in five years, was widely seen as a bellwether of the strength of populists on the continent and …

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ITALY: Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Resigns After Far-Right Parties Prevail In Constitutional Referendum

The BBC reports: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has resigned after suffering a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution. In a late-night statement, he said he took responsibility for the outcome. He said the No camp must now make clear proposals. An exit poll for state broadcaster RAI suggests 42-46% voted to back reform, …

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