Italy’s populists pull out of bid to form government – Financial Times

by James Politi

Italy was heading for a possible constitutional crisis after the country’s leading populist political parties dropped their bid to form a government following a dramatic decision by Sergio Mattarella, the Italian president, to block the nomination of an avowedly Eurosceptic finance minister.

“The campaign would be fought entirely as the People v the Palazzo,” said Francesco Galietti, an analyst at PolicySonar in Rome.

Read the full Financial Times piece, featuring quotes from SovereigNet affiliate Francesco Galietti

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