- Italy in 2018: between better economic prospects and an uncertain vote
Italy in 2018: between better economic prospects and an uncertain vote
Tuesday 13 February 2018
Research / Market
General elections in Italy will be held on 4 March. Polls suggest that the most likely outcome is a hung parliament. What can follow is not obvious, but Italy is quite accustomed to being led by a “non-political” government, meaning a government that is the direct outcome of the electoral result. While the electoral manifestos are a bit worrying in terms of their impact on public accounts, the contenders are reducing their sharper angles.
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