No Party or Coalition Wins Majority in Italy

The populist Five Star Movement and Northern League make gains at the expense of mainstream parties.

Italian party leaders Matteo Renzi and Silvio Berlusconi
Italian party leaders Matteo Renzi and Silvio Berlusconi (Palazzo Chigi/European Council)
  • Italians elected a new parliament on Sunday.
  • The populist Five Star Movement and Northern League made gains at the expense of mainstream parties.
  • Neither the combined right nor a left-right coalition between Matteo Renzi’s Democrats and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia would have a majority.