Polls show Italy’s ruling party sliding down a slippery slope

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during the press conference in Chigi Palace after the approval of the government's financial and economic planning document (DEF), Rome, Italy, 08 April 2016.

Polls show Italy’s ruling party sliding down a slippery slope


Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his Democratic Party (PD) have been slipping in popularity polls. The party recorded its lowest rating since last summer when a poll suggested it would get only 30.1% of the vote if an election were held now.

As reported by the Reuters news agency, Renzi and PD took a recent hit when Federica Guidi resigned as industry minister last month after police released phone taps appearing to show her assuring her partner that the government would pass legisla...


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