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Questions tagged [italy]

Questions relating to the government or politics of the Republic of Italy

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If the eurozone budget deficit limit is 3%, why is the European Commission telling Italy it must revise its 2.4% deficit budget?

The BBC reports that the European Commission has told Italy to revise its budget, saying that the draft presents particularly serious non-compliance with Eurozone rules. Yet the maximum permitted ...
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Why is Italy pushing its budget?

Why is the Italian government trying to push its budget, which would make their national debt skyrocket even further, while the Italian Audit Office says it's a bad idea and the EU isn't too keen on ...
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Could Italy's need to finance its public debt be a menace for the EU?

In the following article Italy’s populists turn to Trump and China it appears that Italian government is now seeking new alliances outside Europe to finance its debt, given that the ECB is coming to ...
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Why is it assumed that Italy should have taken the migrants from the Aquarius?

Why is it assumed that Italy should have accepted migrants from the NGO ship the Aquarius? France urges 'cynical' Italy to rethink stance on migrant ship From comments: They had no permission from ...
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Why do moderate parties and their leaders fail?

I have always had this question in my mind, but with the latest developments in Italy it seems to be a rather common pattern. In the rare case a moderate politician wins the elections, is overthrown ...
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Italian election definitive results?

http://elezioni.interno.gov.it/camera/scrutini/20180304/scrutiniCI This page shows the results for the Italian elections; however, they appear not to be complete (Sezioni: 61.374 / 61.401). My ...
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How has the United States reacted to the 2018 Italian general election?

How have Donald Trump and other US politicians responded to the victories by the populist Five Star Movement and center-right coalition parties?
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Rise of the Movimento Cinque Stelle (“Five Stars Movement”)

What are the factors that have contributed to the rise of the Movimento Cinque Stelle in Italy? Why has it gained popularity?
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Pickpockets in St Peter's Square

I read that the Lateran Treaty (which created the Vatican City State) specifically allows Italian police to patrol St. Peter's Square, even though the square is within Vatican City. Practically, what ...
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Why did German in South-Tyrol survive better than French in Aosta Valley?

The Italian regions of South-Tyrol and Aosta Valley have in common that although they're both part of modern Italy, they are, at least historically, places where the language spoken was not Italian. ...
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How was Silvio Berlusconi in power for a long time?

How was Silvio Berlusconi in power for 9 years and 54 days with all his corruption?
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Marinetti's Manifesto Concerning The Ethiopian Colonial War [closed]

I'm looking for F.T. Marinetti's "Manifesto Concerning The Ethiopian Colonial War" but can't find it anywhere. I came across a reference to it in Walter Benjamin's "The Work of Art in the Age of ...
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Was there antisemitism in fascist Italy?

Well, I often hear how people say that nazim is equal to fascism and stuff like that, but is there was such thing like antisemitism and other kind of repressions agains minorities in fascist Italy?
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Why is Alfano considered a secessionist / couldn't he just keep PdL?

During late 2013 Berlusconi decided to re-found his old party FI, while Alfano, who was PdL secretary, disagreed. I was a bit surprised when Alfano was regarded as a secessionist, and was even more ...
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In Italy, can a party run for the elections with two different lists (in the same group)?

Under the current law&rules, can an Italian party sign into the elections with two different lists, joined into one coalition, or is there a rule explicitly forbidding that? (notice that lists ...
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Do new Italian citizens get to vote for the Senate?

In Italy when you come of age you can't immediately vote for the Senate: you have to wait till you are 25 for that (you can normally vote for pretty much everything else). If you acquire your ...
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What is the difference between different non-vote strategies in Italy?

As an Italian voter for the 2013 political elections, I have the following options: Give a regular vote Abstain Blank vote Null vote (i.e. cross the whole ballot) What are the net effects of the ...
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What factors helped Silvio Berlusconi become the longest serving PM in post-war Italy? [closed]

We know that Silvio Berlusconi is a very rich man and controls the media in Italy. What are the "political factors" that put him on top of the politics chain in Italy?
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What is the rationale behind having different voting ages?

In some countries you can vote for one arm of the parliament at one age (say 18 years) and for the other at a different age (say 25). Is there a rationale or is it merely tradition? For example this ...
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Why does Italy have so many political parties?

It's a bit of a running joke but Italy has many political parties and this causes its governments to be unstable. For example currently it has six major political parties plus dozens of minor players....
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Did the Socialist and the Fascist party share the electoral programme in Italy?

I was taught that in the early twenties the Socialist and the Fascist parties programmes were more or less identical, except for just one nationalist clause in the Fascist party's programme. Despite ...