Luigi Di Maio

Italy's Political Crisis & New Elections: An Opportunity for the Far-Right?

Italy’s Political Crisis & New Elections: An Opportunity for the Far-Right?

May 29, 2018

Italy’s president Sergio Matarella has thrown the country’s politics into turmoil when he rejected the parliament’s chosen Prime Minister and instead chose a former IMF economist as Prime Minister, in order to save Italy’s standing in the European Union. But he seems to have miscalculated and provided an opening for the far-right, explains Prof. Steve…

The Return of Berlusconi: Can A Fractured Left Defeat Him?

February 18, 2018

Uncertainty reigns as Italy gears up for an election on March 4, with most observers saying it will end with a hung parliament. University of Bologna Professor Raffaele Laudani discusses the election’s unpredictability, the weakening of the left, and Silvio Berlusconi’s political comeback