Elections in Italy: fewer parliamentarians, complicated electoral law - politics



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Italy: Italy's Chamber of Deputies in the Palazzo Montecitorio in Rome.

Italy's Chamber of Deputies in the Palazzo Montecitorio in Rome.

(Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP)

A specialty of Italian politics is tinkering with the parliamentary electoral law, always with the aim of favoring clear majorities. The current one is also controversial - and quite complicated.


Andrea BachsteinMunich

Of the almost 60 million Italians, around 40 million registered voters can decide on their future parliament next Sunday. They are faced with a fundamental choice of direction - between a right-wing extremist or a social-democratic majority. Pollsters are divided on whether this is more of a mobilization or whether the party frustration that has grown after the fall of the Draghi government is causing more non-voters.

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