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Italian politics is dominated by the party in power as its rivals fail to make any impression on national politics. But Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has failed to capitalise on his strength and introduce much-needed economic reforms. As he enjoys his power, Italy continues to drift and could be in deep trouble if the days of cheap money end in Europe.
Professor Enrico Colombatto
Italy’s political scene has been in turmoil for 20 years until it was grasped by the left wing’s new leader, Matteo Renzi. He is the man of the moment who has tackled the troubling issues within his own party and forged an alliance to bring about change with the big political beast from the right, Silvio Berlusconi.