The EU Is Bracing for a Far-Right Surge in Italy

The EU Is Bracing for a Far-Right Surge in Italy
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi attends a debate at the Senate in Rome, July 20, 2022 (AP photo by Gregorio Borgia).

The news of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s resignation is causing despondence in Brussels. The announcement will throw Italy into months of political turmoil and risks ushering in a new far-right government in the next general election, which is scheduled for this fall. Draghi’s resignation caps off a week of drama in Rome that kicked off when the Five Star Movement, or 5SM—the largest party in Italy’s parliament and the bedrock of the prime minister’s unity coalition—announced that it would not take part in a confidence motion last week, effectively torpedoing Draghi’s government. Draghi initially offered to resign the premiership […]

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