C. Bastasin: STORM? WHICH STORM?: ITALY’S WEAK GOVERNABILITY CAN LEAD TO A NEW CRISIS
Rarely has Italy's governability been this complex. Every day, within the political community, people are relentlessly musing over new possible election dates. The main governing party has just split, and its majority faction remains exposed to the credibility crisis surrounding its leader, Matteo Renzi. At the same time, the major opposition party, Cinque Stelle (Five Star), does not seem motivated to form a coalition with other parties in order to overcome the threshold for a parliamentary majority as defined by electoral law, which itself remains in question. In the kindest words—these political conditions are not ideal for facing an impending storm.