Tuesday, March 6, 2018
5 scenarios for Italy’s next government
''How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese? Charles de Gaulle once asked of his unruly nation.
Italy has 487 types of cheese.
The triumph of the far-right League and anti-establishment 5Star Movement in its general election Sunday represents a turning point for the eurozone’s third largest economy — the first time that the government of any of the EU’s founding countries will be led (most likely) by a populist party.
Coalition talks will take weeks and possibly months because of the complex electoral maths in which no party is close to an overall majority. The political system will also need time to absorb the shock of a result that has blown apart the old certainties of the center-right/center-left division at the heart of Italian politics..''