Italy is going to the polls in an election closely watched by a nervous EU. Will there be a clear majority or months of impasse? What does the election mean for the country's struggling economy?
Brexit hogs the headlines, but its significance to the EU economy pales in comparison with Italy. An anti-euro party could soon be running a country that owes European banks nearly half a trillion of that currency.
The leader of Italy's far-right League, Matteo Salvini, has been met with defiance over his plans to hold a no-confidence vote. Salvini could become Italy's leader if the snap elections he wants are held in October.
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini failed to force a no-confidence vote in parliament this week. Salvini is aiming for fresh elections, to capitalize on his right-wing League party's soaring popularity.
Lovers of fascist architecture never disappeared from Italy's capital, where Mussolini sought to centralize powers. He continues to be revered in one of the Roman neighborhoods the dictator built, and elsewhere.
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