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Matteo Renzi’s transition to power is a gamble not just for his party, but for the Italian political system as a whole

Giovannini, Arianna and Newell, James L. (2014) Matteo Renzi’s transition to power is a gamble not just for his party, but for the Italian political system as a whole. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (17 Feb 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Last week Italian prime minister Enrico Letta resigned, with the general secretary of the Partito Democratico, Matteo Renzi, expected to take over as the country’s new PM. Arianna Giovannini and James L. Newell assess Renzi’s transition to power and the stakes for both his party and the wider situation in Italy. They note that although Renzi was the obvious successor to Letta, he was expected to wait until new elections before making a bid to become prime minister. By moving now he is taking a calculated gamble that his image as a ‘reformer’ will not be undermined by the fractious coalition that hobbled his predecessor.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 13:21
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72143

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