Italy Faces Political Gridlock — Here’s What Happens Next

Italy will now try to calm markets, while its many political parties work to form a new government and appoint a PM.

The following article, written by Silvia Amaro, appears on

Sunday’s election in Italy appears to have given no party a clear majority — signaling a period of political instability for one of Europe’s biggest economies.

As of Monday morning local time, the official vote count indicated that a center-right bloc will gain the most seats in parliament — though that group does not include the day’s top vote-getter, the anti-establishment Five Star Movement.

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