The social democrat must unite the Italian left before persuading voters to give him a second chance.
By breaking away from their party, rebel Democrats risk splitting the left-wing vote in the Five Star Movement’s favor.
Disunity on the French left is handing the election to the right. Italy’s Democrats must not make the same mistake.
Italy’s once and possibly future prime minister presents himself as the alternative to populist nationalism.
Justices demand changes in the electoral law, clearing the way for a switch back to proportional representation.
Beppe Grillo proposes to defect from Nigel Farage’s Euroskeptic group in Strasbourg in order to join the liberals.
The outgoing prime minister seeks early elections in order to stop enemies in his own party from toppling him.
Angelino Alfano, head of the junior ruling party, suggests snap elections could be held in February.
The Italian prime minister resigns after voters reject the constitutional changes he had put to a referendum.
Analysis and commentary from the Atlantic Sentinel about two pivotal elections in Europe.
Italy’s center-left leader thought a constitutional referendum would strengthen him. It could prove his undoing.
Silvio Berlusconi was brash, politically incorrect and did lasting damage to Italians’ trust in the political class.