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Italy municipal elections

Everything you always wanted to know about Italian politics, but were afraid to ask.

In this electoral round, the power of the current Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has been challenged by its major opponent, the Five Stars Movement, and weakened on the eve of another important political happening: the Constitutional Referendum in October 2016.

Italy appears to be on a knife edge and these elections represent only a prequel of the political struggle that will permeate the Italian debate in the months to come.