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What to know about the upcoming local elections in Italy

Local elections will take place in over 1,300 municipalities of Italy on October 3 and 4. What is the general political context leading into these elections and how is the left organizing to bring an alternative voice into local institutions?

Proposal to reduce MPs in Italy approved in referendum with support of establishment parties 

The proposal to reduce the number of members of both of houses of parliament was opposed by the left parties which said it would decrease democratic representation

Giuseppe Conte Italian prime minister resigns, blames Matteo Salvini for the crisis

Salvini is eager for fresh elections given his far-right wing party’s strong showing in the European parliament polls and significant lead in surveys

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