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Italy’s Election and the Euro Crisis

Domenico Lombardi

Italy’s election on Monday left the country in political chaos with no clear solution for managing its crippling fiscal crisis. Center-left party leader Pier Luigi Bersani is claiming the top post but will lack majority control in Parliament. Without the legislative body’s full support, Bersani’s push for continued austerity measures could falter. Senior Fellow Domenico Lombardi say this uncertainty is deeply troubling for the EU leadership.

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