Italy votes to become more eurosceptic

Italy’s parliamentary election on Sunday appears to have produced a hung parliament with no clear majority, coupled with a victory for eurosceptic forces, EU Observer reports. The eurosceptic Five Star Movement received the largest vote total of any single party, with 31 percent of the votes, though previously disgraced former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s center-right coalition won 37 percent. The ruling center-left bloc of former prime minister Matteo Renzi received almost 24 percent, and the eurosceptic, anti-immigration, far-right Lega received about 18 percent of the vote.

 

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