Italy: Analyzing the Bankruptcy of Sovereign Populism

The Draghi government, which takes office in Rome this Saturday, is ending an era of Italian politics marked by breaches of sovereignty and populist uprisings. The “Europeanist” metamorphosis currently taking place could be a sign of an anti-cyclical that has repercussions beyond Italian borders. Draghi’s appointment by President Mattarella has already had an impact that will transform the Italian party system. At the moment the deepest dividing line in Italian politics has been removed: the European question. Orientations and rules of the game change.