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Italy: Renzi Defeated: Stop-gap Government Appointed

Italy: Renzi Defeated: Stop-gap Government Appointed

No party in Italy has solution for long-term problems of workers and youth In January 2014, on the day that Matteo Renzi took office, we wrote that this was the beginning of the end for the leader of the Democratic Party (PD), who at that time seemed to be launched on an unstoppable path to […]

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Italy: Mass support for general strike expresses anger at PD government

Italy: Mass support for general strike expresses anger at PD government

New political voice vitally needed Seventy per cent of all workers in Italy stopped work during the national general strike on 12 December called by the CGIL and UIL union federations. Thousands marched in more than 50 cities all across the country. This was a significant strike, the first the CGIL had ever called against […]

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Italy: Berlusconi humiliated

Italy: Berlusconi humiliated

Letta government faces continuing economic and social crisis “Berlusconi is dead” declared one of the closest collaborators of il Cavaliere at the end of the worst week in his political career. Having dominated Italian politics for nearly 20 years Berlusconi was forced into a humiliating U-turn on a government vote of confidence, was faced with […]

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