Reflections

A Court Ruling Hands Italy Back to the Electorate

Jan 27, 2017 | 00:50 GMT
A Court Ruling Hands Italy Back to the Electorate
In the Italian Parliament, one fewer obstacle stands in the way of an early vote.
(FRANCO ORIGLIA/Getty Images)

Italy's politicians are running out of excuses to avoid early elections. Since former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tendered his resignation Dec. 7, the country's leaders have been at odds over whether to hold a snap vote. Those opposed to early elections cited concerns over the legality of the country's new...

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