None of Italy’s 50 largest cities has a female mayor. Even with its party system in turmoil, Italy remains a country for old men.
LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
(19 May 2012)
The local elections held in Italy earlier this month were the first key test for the country’s political parties following the installation of Mario Monti’s technocratic government. Duncan McDonnell explores the election results, finding that Silvio Berlusconi’s Popolo della Libertà party has performed poorly and that women in Italian politics are still shockingly under-represented.
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