Crikey Worm

Mar 6, 2018

Crikey Worm: Eurosceptic parties win big in Italy

Good morning, early birds. Italian elections have delivered a hung parliament, with either a group of populist insurgents or a coalition of far-right extremists to form government. Plus, US trade negotiations intensify. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Max Chalmers

Freelance journalist


Populist insurgents and a coalition including far-right extremists are vying for power in Italy after national elections delivered a hung parliament.

It had been expected the country’s vote would be roughly split between three groupings including the ruling centre-left party of former prime minister Matteo Renzi. In the end, the centre-left suffered a crushing defeat and Renzi has now resigned as leader.

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