Italy at the polls: Populism by region

It has been many years since Italian elections received extraordinary attention. Much of it is due to the conviction of many, including the infamous Steve Bannon, that the result of the parliamentary elections in Italy reflects a strong push toward populism and turmoil à la Donald Trump. In fact, the outcome in Italy represents a…

In Europe, time to agree on course of solidarity

Surprise, surprise. Italy, the European nation that looked the sickest turned in the most balanced pro European result in the European parliamentary elections while France propelled a party, the way out rightist National Front. It spread an anti-European populist message and garnered an exceptional victory with 24.85 per cent of the votes. Its leader, Marine…