The year 2022 was (again) a year of intense political change in Italy. The President of the Republic was (re)elected in January, Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned in July, and new elections were held in September, amidst energy and economic crises, growing inflation and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The electoral victory of the centre-right coalition, and in particular the success of Brothers of Italy, not only marked the rise to power of a prominent European far-right party but also led to the nomination of the first female Prime Minister of the Italian Republic. The fall of Draghi’s government and the formation of the first Meloni Cabinet raised questions about Italy’s relationship with EU institutions, NATO and the transatlantic partnership.
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RUSSO, L., SANDRI, G. and SEDDONE, A. (2023), Italy: Political Developments and Data in 2022. European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook. https://doi.org/10.1111/2047-8852.12420