Together, two parties with a tough stance on immigration and the EU – the Five Star Movement and the League – received nearly 50 percent of the vote.
He’s barred from public office but this former prime minister isn’t going to be held back by the small matter of a conviction for tax evasion.
Italy’s political future hangs in the balance – will it see another chaotic grand coalition, or take an anti-EU populist step into the unknown?
With corruption scandals dogging practically every party, it’s difficult to see how the electorate can have faith in their representatives. And yet, they keep voting for them.
At a time when our political future is uncertain, the only way to guarantee change is to do it yourself.
It is a dangerous and illegal move to make.
Is there a new migrant emergency in Rome?
The former PM has resigned as leader of his party in the hope of returning to the top job. But it hasn’t quite gone to plan.
The future of Europe hangs in the balance. Will its leaders step up?
Paolo Gentiloni’s government is barely distinct from his predecessor’s, and its mandate is desperately thin.
In a climate of widespread discontent with Italy’s political establishment, a new election might wipe out most of the parties in the current government coalition.
The Italian referendum and the Austrian vote are shaping up to be a seminal moment for European politics and the future of the European Union.
The Italians have rejected Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s constitutional reform package. Now the real struggle for Italy begins.
Markets haven’t panicked as they did with Brexit and Trump, but Italy faces serious economic issues in the near future.
This was a vote against the prime minister – not a show of support for his rivals.
The revolt that brought down Matteo Renzi is no carbon copy of Trump et al, but that won’t be of much comfort to Brussels.
The “no” result from Italy’s referendum is likely to brew political and economic uncertainty for some time yet.
To understand whether the referendum will plunge Italy into a crisis, we need to unpack the problem in its three essential components: the reform; the Renzi’s factor; and the country’s economy.
After 1992, the transformation of the Italian left was slow and subtle, but by no means less detrimental to the quality of the country’s democratic system.
The outcome of Italy’s referendum on constitutional reform could have significant consequences for financial markets and the future of the EU.