The Italian election has resulted in a stalemate which questions the country's reform agenda. We take a look and talk to Bremer Landesbank's Folker Hellmeyer about the outlook.
Italian voters have delivered an inconclusive result in the country’s election, leading to renewed anxiety about the eurozone. While the center-left won the lower house, the fate of the Senate remains unclear.
Seeking a solution to stalemate in the Senate, Italy's upper house of parliament, election-winner Pier Luigi Bersani has said his center-left alliance will not ally with former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's bloc.
Italian voters snubbed the old guard and no clear winner emerged from the fray, even though a protest movement did capitalize on voters turning their backs on the ruling class. Now, could new elections be on the cards?
Turnout was slightly down during the first day of voting in Italy's two-day general election. The vote will determine Italy's commitment to economic reforms and is considered crucial to the stability of the eurozone.
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