On the Italian referendum

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December 5, 2016
by Alberto Mingardi  
Posted in Commentary

"[T]he coalition against Mr Renzi basically include everybody else in Italian politics. Though he lost the referendum, the (soon to be former) prime minister had some 10 million Italians who clearly voted in his favour. The others do not share a leader nor a clear-cut agenda, besides kicking him out. Beppe Grillo, the former comedian who leads the Five Star Movements, wants to go to elections as soon as possible, as he senses he was the true winner of the referendum. Silvio Berlusconi would much rather sit down with Mr Renzi and work out some sort of collaboration for rewriting the electoral law and navigating through a not unlikely Italian banking crisis ..." (12/05/16)


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