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(L to R): Luigi Di Maio, Giuseppe Conte, and Matteo Salvini

These 3 men hold the future of the euro in their hands

Italy may be renowned for its chaotic, dysfunctional politics but even by its standards, the last seven days have been crazy.

Italy’s political crisis is developing rapidly — here’s how things have changed this week

Just two days ago, a fresh election looked a certainty in Italy, but the rapidly changing landscape of the country's politics mean that a coalition government that looked dead could now come to fruition.
The Course of Empire Destruction by Thomas Cole

Everything you need to know about the Italian political crisis — which is 9 years in the making and could bring about the demise of the eurozone...

The eurozone looks as if it may be about to plunge headlong into another crisis as the political situation in its third-largest economy, Italy, deteriorates rapidly.

A law professor who ‘doesn’t have a clue about politics’ is set to become one of Europe’s most powerful men

The law professor Giuseppe Conte is set to be the figurehead for the uneasy coalition partnership between Italy's populist parties, the Five Star Movement and the Lega Nord, which was agreed to last week.
Italy.

Goldman Sachs is turning sour on Italy as the populists take control

Italy — which has been without a government for more than two months since an inconclusive election in March — is set to finally get one, with the Five Star Movement and the Lega Nord having agreed on the principal terms of a ruling coalition.
The Colosseum in Rome.

Italy is close to finally getting a government but it could threaten the very existence of the eurozone

After more than two months of deadlock, Italy finally looks close to appointing a new government, led jointly by populist parties the Five Star Movement and the Northern League.
Italy fan before the match.

Chaos rules in Italy as the country approaches a 3rd month without a government

Italy's political stalemate shows no sign of easing, with high level disagreements remaining between all the parties with ambitions to govern the currently rudderless nation.
An Italy fan celebrates after the World Cup soccer match between Italy and Australia, in the streets of downtown Frankfurt June 26, 2006.

These 2 charts explain what could happen in Italy’s upcoming election

With Italy's general election now less than a week away, the outcome is no less clear than it has been in the months leading up to the vote.

Legalised brothels, flat tax and a repeal of 400 laws: Here’s what Italy’s political parties are promising ahead of this week’s elec...

2018's election has largely been focused on the core issue of immigration, while taxation and social reforms are also high on the agenda.
Italy's major party leaders (L toR) Luigi Di Maio of the Five Star Movement, Matteo Renzi of the Democratic Party, and four-time prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi of Forza Italia.

The incredibly complex Italian election is just 2 weeks away — here’s a simplified version of what you need to know

The vote is full of intrigue, with the rise of the populist Five Star Movement, and the return of Silvio Berlusconi among major talking points.