Nicholas Farrell Nicholas Farrell

Mario Draghi’s fall and the death of Italian left-wing populism

Mario Draghi (Photo: Getty)

So, another unelected Italian government is collapsing, and the putatively pro-democratic media are all calling it a ‘dark day.’ In many ways, it is. Mario Draghi’s resignation (his second in the space of a week and this time for real) is bad news for Brussels and the Eurozone. The war in Ukraine was the catalyst for Draghi’s fall as it tore apart Italy’s left-wing populist party, the Five Star Movement.

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Nicholas Farrell
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Nicholas Farrell
Nicholas Farrell is the author of Mussolini: A New Life (Weidenfield & Nicolson/Orion Phoenix)

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