Battle over early polls grips Italy in limbo | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 08, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 08, 2016

Battle over early polls grips Italy in limbo

A fight over whether to hold early elections gripped Italy Tuesday after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation left the eurozone's third largest economy in political limbo.

Renzi's exit Monday after a crushing referendum defeat over constitutional reforms unleashed the political hounds, with all parties vying to take advantage of the power vacuum.

"Italy is now entering into troubled waters," Giovanni Orsina, political science professor at the Luiss University in Rome, told AFP.

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