Italy’s Democrats debate whether to negotiate with the Five Star Movement. Experts caution against an attack on Syria.
Democratic Party (Italy)
Republicans put party before country and refuse to investigate Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.
A grand coalition, with Antonio Tajani as prime minister, would be the best outcome for Italy.
The Democratic Party leader has failed to unite the left and failed to convince voters he can still deliver reforms.
Left-wing critics of Matteo Renzi join forces while a small party from Milan is open to a deal with the Democrats.
The left rules out the right. The far left rules out the center-left. The Five Stars rule out everybody. How will Italy be governed?
By refusing to do a deal with the center-left, Pier Luigi Bersani makes a populist or right-wing victory more likely.
The left won’t stand a chance divided, but it will be hard to set aside personal feuds and policy differences.
The left is divided, the right is united and the populist Five Star Movement remains strong.
Disputes over a new electoral law and the governor of the Bank of Italy reveal a left-wing split.