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September 13, 2019

Behind the Turmoil in Italian Politics with Erik Jones

By Erik Jones, Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend

Dr. Erik Jones, Director of European and Eurasian Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced and International Studies, joins Dr. Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend for a rundown of what’s happening in Italian politics. Matteo Salvini’s defection from the previous coalition government set off a series of events that have resulted in Salvini’s League party on the outside and the incumbent Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, still in power. Dr. Jones explains what is likely to happen next and what the options are for Conte and Salvini going forward.

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