Renzi’s referendum defeat is part of the legitimacy crisis plaguing left wing parties in Europe

The rejection of Matteo Renzi’s constitutional reform occurred in the context of a highly personalised referendum, hinting at a wider rebuff of his policies. Iacopo Mugnai argues that the outcome of the referendum was not a victory for the populists, but a defeat of an electoral machine without political vision. Check out EUROPP’s full coverage of Italy’s constitutional referendum. On Sunday 4th … Continue reading Renzi’s referendum defeat is part of the legitimacy crisis plaguing left wing parties in Europe