Italy will elect 73 MEPs using the PR system. The candidates fight nationally in one district.
GDP/capita: 99 (EU28 = 100)
Growth (2012): -2.4
Hardly the byword for stability, the Italian vote could produce just about any result. The Berlusconi government was eventually replaced by a Mario Monti’s technocratic one, the equivalent of a nation being put under adult supervision.
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