Category: Italy


Spaghetti Democracy

Italian President Sergio Mattarella, dancing to the tune of the EU, has appointed IMF official Carlo Cottarelli as the interim prime minister tasked with forming a new government, undermining the result of the elections.

Antonio Masiello/Getty Images Luigi Di Maio, Leader of Five Star Movement (M5S) arrives in parliament after a new day of meetings for the formation of the new government on May 10, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

Italy on Collision Course with EU

After 11 weeks of negotiations, the populist parties that triumphed in March’s Italian elections have agreed on who should be Italy’s new prime minister: Giuseppe Conte, a 53-year-old law professor with no previous political experience and little political conviction.

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