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Italy: Elections Leave Mainstream Parties Grasping

MIN READMar 5, 2018 | 17:33 GMT

(Stratfor)

At the polls this weekend, Italian voters voiced their dissatisfaction with mainstream politics, exacerbating political uncertainty in the third-largest economy in the eurozone. In the March 4 general elections, the anti-establishment Five Star Movement obtained roughly 32 percent of the vote, followed by the center-left Democratic Party with around 19 percent, the anti-immigration Northern League with around 17 percent and the center-right Forza Italia with around 14 percent. The results make it clear that Italian voters are punishing their traditional leaders while supporting their anti-establishment and Euroskeptic rivals....

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