Both delivered stalemate; Six years after Mariano Rajoy cobbled together a minority government. All hell broke loose, and there were mutterings about impeaching Mattarella.
In elections on March 4, Italians mutinied and handed victory to two parties that railed against the establishment both in Rome and in Brussels -- the Five Star Movement M5S and the League.
Not only is there separatism in Catalonia but two parties, Podemos and Ciudadanos, have emerged to challenge the old duopoly. But by the end of the week, the M5S and the League had their way as the President accepted a revised cabinet lineup. A rude awakening Newly minted Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte leads a government of two parties that have no patience with the establishment and could lock horns with Brussels.
Spanish voters likely face their third election in three years. The M5S is unashamedly populist, promising poorer Italians a better deal. Meet the populist players taking power in Italy Earlier this week, President Sergio Mattarella nixed their nomination of a prominent euroskeptic as Finance Minister.
Poland, Hungary, Italy, Greece and Spain. And the cast of characters is different. They drew support from very different constituencies.
The recipes advanced by M5S and the League combine higher public spending and tax cuts -- a high-risk strategy in a country sitting on a debt pile of 2. But corruption convictions against senior PP members last week led to a no-confidence motion in Parliament.
Italy will now have a government of insurgents with little faith in the "European project. Podemos has the same sort of populist roots as M5S though its prescriptions are very different ; Ciudadanos rails against endemic corruption.
By contrast, Spain has made huge progress since being on life support six years ago, when its banks were sinking and ratings agencies valued its debt at a notch above junk, on a par with Azerbaijan.
Europe is about to get a rude awakening. Spain had two elections in Read More Italy is the most immediate threat to the European Union. Today the challenges are more complex and diverse -- but they have common roots in a growing popular disenchantment with the political mainstream.
Because politics in Six years after -- long dominated by the conservative Popular Party PP and the Socialists -- has splintered. This week the third- and fourth-largest economies in the eurozone -- Italy and Spain -- experienced political earthquakes.Jun 02, · InEurope's problems centered around toxic banks, overwhelming debt and budget deficits.
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