The Wall Street Journal echoes analysis from the Populism in Action Project with its article, “Italy’s Political Rivals Reignite Feud After Coronavirus Hiatus”.
PiAP’s Dr Daniele Albertazzi summarizes, in an interview with the Journal:
Populist parties are well-placed to exploit what is coming, in Italy and everywhere else.
In a few months, [Prime Minister Giuseppe] Conte will start losing ground. I can’t see how Italy doesn’t end up with a right-wing government in the future.
The Journal evaluates the political shifts in Italy as it comes out of the worst of the Coronavirus pandemic and begins easing stay-at-home restrictions: “The unwieldy governing coalition has been squabbling over the next steps, its disunity raising doubts about its ability to avert an economic depression.”
Read PiAP’s “Populism and the Collapse of Italy’s Coronavirus Truce”