Tag Archives: Partito Democratico

#Elezioni2018 – You need allies, not just votes, to win elections in Italy

By | 12th November 2017

The latest electoral contest in Sicily has been widely considered in Italy as a resounding defeat for the Democratic Party, a success for the centre-right forces and, after all, a good result for the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, which, anyway, did not succeed in winning its first regional election. If we look at some numbers… Read More »

#Elezioni2018 – A potential anti-EU coalition in Italy?

By | 17th August 2017

In the current year, many have feared (or hoped for) the rise of anti-EU, anti-establishment or simply radical parties or candidates (which, more than occasionally, turned out to be radical right parties) in countries such as France or the Netherlands. According to some commentators, this would have led, in the long run, to the disgregation… Read More »

“Dove ho sbagliato?”, chiese Matteo

By | 21st June 2016

Mi è capitato sotto gli occhi un post di Massimiliano Di Giorgio che tenta di analizzare l’appannamento, almeno apparente, dell’immagine di Matteo Renzi e del calo della sua popolarità. E’ stata l’occasione per rimettere mano a questo blog, ma anche per scrivere un paio di idee che mi frullavano in testa. Massimiliano sostiene che il… Read More »

Could Matteo Renzi leave a legacy as a constitutional reformer?

By | 18th September 2015

One of three original copies, now in the custody of Historical Archives of the President of the Republic (source of the picture: Wikipedia) One of the things which may mark the success or the (at least partial) failure of Matteo Renzi’s cabinet is the constitutional bill which is going to be debated by Italian senators… Read More »

The nationalistic anti-EU drift of the Italian radical left

By | 14th July 2015

A few days ago I wrote on Yanis Varoufakis’ take on the disciplinarian view according to which the European Union should be based on shared rules before and rather than common institutions. There is a different view, however, which is starting to emerge within the left – at least in the left opposing Italy’s Democratic… Read More »