Italian Election Results

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Italian Election Results

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Like most other European countries, coalitions run Italy. It's too soon to know what parties will comprise the country's new government.

Two ideologically different ones together got most support – the right-wing/anti-immigration Matteo Salvini-led League and populist Luigi DeMaio-led Five Star Movement.

Together they could form coalition government. Bridging the ideological divide between them may be unattainable.

The Financial Times called March 4 results "the biggest political upheaval in Europe since the Brexit vote in 2016…Italy on course for a hung parliament."

Analyst Costantino Ceoldo believes "a union between the pseudo-Right and the pseudo-Left" is most likely in a post-election email to me, adding:

"They have always ruled together (for) the past 20 years. Italians are morons under many points of vie
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