European Journal of Political Research
GB : Blackwell Publishing
151 - 158 p.
Matteo Renzi, Italian politics, Reforms
The year 2016 marked the end of Matteo Renzi's government, whose agenda of policy and constitutional reforms faced increasing opposition both in parliament and his own party. Italian politics were characterised by two national referendums, elections in major local administrations, and the recognition of same‐sex unions by the parliament. Political debate was dominated by disputes over the electoral and constitutional reform, the crisis of the Italian banking system, immigration and measures to support citizens affected by earthquakes.[First paragraph]