And what if Italy’s elections turned out to be an opportunity for Europe ?

By Franscesco Saraceno

The whole of Europe is currently fretting about the election results in Italy. The Centre-Left coalition won a narrow majority – because of an electoral law that everyone denounces, but no one seems to have the knowledge or ability to change – which gives it an absolute majority only in the Chamber of Deputies. Due to the way bonuses are attributed for majorities won on a regional basis, no coalition in the Senate has a majority. With its system of “perfect bicameralism”, Italy now finds itself in a situation where there is no possibility of forming a government with a political majority. This note explores one possible scenario for the coming few weeks and its economic consequences for Italy and Europe. Continue reading “And what if Italy’s elections turned out to be an opportunity for Europe ?”

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