Italian voters deliver wake-up call to their politicians

Voters abstained In May's elections to give Italy's politicians a lesson (photo: dpa)
Voters abstained In May's elections to give Italy's politicians a lesson (photo: dpa)

Italy’s voters stayed away from the polls in huge numbers in May’s regional elections. They are fed up with the promises they are given and a lack of reforms which leaves their economy stagnant and youth unemployment at 42 per cent. All political parties were given a lesson to sharpen their delivery if they want to win support.

<i>Italy’s regional elections sent out clear signals to all major political parties at the end of May 2015 which are likely to have major consequences nationwide. Voters in huge numbers stayed away. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party was bruised, while Silvio Berlusconi’s party, Forza Italia, almost collapsed. The only undisputed winner was th...

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