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Italian Contagion: So Far, It’s More About Fear Than Fundamentals

What’s Going On?
Almost three months after an inconclusive election left Italy without a government, the country may be heading for yet another election; one that could be critical for Italy’s membership in the Eurozone.
Two anti-establishment parties came out as the biggest winners of the last election: The leftist 5 Star party (“M5S”) favored in the impoverished Southern parts of Italy, and the Northern League party (“the League”) favored in the wealthier, industrialized North. But neither had enough votes to form a government alone, so their only option was t...


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