The Northern League could overtake Forza Italia as Italy’s right-wing party

The Economist: Silvio Berlusconi is in a fix. And how he tries to get out will have repercussions for Matteo Renzi’s reforming government. The media tycoon’s predicament became clear on November 24th as results came in from a regional election in Emilia-Romagna, once the heartland of Italian communism. The voters duly elected as their governor the candidate of Mr Renzi’s centre-left Democratic party (PD).