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Italy failed the test

Bentivoglio, Giulia (2013) Italy failed the test. International Affairs at LSE (07 Mar 2013). Website.

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The Italian elections of 24-25 February 2013, gave Italians their first chance to vote after the ill-fated experiment of Mario Monti’s “technocratic government”. These elections were a test in many senses: they were a test for the parties involved to show signs of actual change and detachment from a political system that urgently needed to be cleaned up. They were a test of credibility for the country as a whole, to indicate to its European partners that it was able to achieve the political stability essential to Italy’s economic recovery. Finally, the elections were a test on the Eurozone and the feasibility of continuing austerity.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s)
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 11:04
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2021 23:20

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