The 2015 regional election in Italy: fragmentation and crisis of sub-national representative democracy
In May 2015, voters in seven Italian regions went to the polls to elect new regional councils and governments. The final election result was apparently similar to that of 2010: centre-left coalitions won in five out of seven regions, like in the previous election, leaving the remaining two to the centre-right. Yet behind this picture of stability, dramatic changes have occurred in the internal composition of regional coalitions, cross-party equilibriums and levels of participation. Generally, regional party-based democracy seems to be experiencing increasing fragmentation and a crisis of representation and legitimacy.
Citation : Vampa, D. (2015) The 2015 regional election in Italy: fragmentation and crisis of sub-national democracy. Regional & Federal Studies, 25 (4), pp. 365–378
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