2018 Italian general election
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The populist Five Star Movement won the most votes. Three months after the election, the Five Star Movement formed a coalition with the right-wing Lega Nord. Independent Giuseppe Conte became Prime Minister of Italy on 1 June 2018.
Parties[change | change source]
Major[change | change source]
- Democratic Party (PD): led by Matteo Renzi. The PD is socially liberal and supports social democracy.
- Five Star Movement (M5S): led by Luigi Di Maio. The M5S is populist, anti-establishment, environmentalist and eurosceptic.
- Forza Italia (FI): led by Silvio Berlusconi. This party is liberal conservative and Christian democratic.
- Democrats and Progressives (MDP): led by Roberto Speranza. The MDP is progressive and left-wing.
- Popular Alternative (AP): led by Beatrice Lorenzin. The AP is centrist, liberal conservative and Christian democratic.
- Lega Nord (LN): led by Matteo Salvini. The LN is regionalist, populist, eurosceptic and anti-immigration.
Polling[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Italian general election — when are the results out?". MarketWatch. 2 March 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
- "Italian election results: an interactive guide". TheGuardian. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
- Ian Bremmer (18 May 2018). "Five Things to Know About Italy's Populist Coalition Government". Time. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
- "L'annuncio del Quirinale: "Conte accetta l'incarico, domani si giura alle 16". Retrieved 2 June 2018.