Mon, 9 April 2018
Italy held national elections last month, and the top-polling party, the anti-political 5 Star Movement won 32% of the votes, a very shaky start on a governing coalition. Worse, almost all the other parties who got significant numbers of votes say they cannot and will not work with the others. One voting trend stood out, Italians rejected virtually every party or politician who had a recognizable brand name. Where does Italy go from there? Christopher Livesay of PBS NewsHour sorts it out for us from Rome.