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La réforme régionale italienne : Un bilan à l'occasion des élections régionales des 8 et 9 juin 1980

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  • Catherine Guillermet
  • Johan Ryngaert

Abstract

Ten years after they were set up, the Italian regions have fallen into general discredit. They are discredited by the central government who regards them as a source of support for the opposing Communist Party and has sought to undermine this reform by depriving the regions of all true autonomy. The regions are discredited by the public opinion by not fulfilling the expectations placed in them. Such an assessment does not stand up to a close examination of regional practices : some geographical differences rapidly become obvious, but especially evident are the political differences. In fact, the regions are the product of an apparent agreement between the political parties and have always suffered from political bargaining which explains the national scale of the issues raised at the last elections. Strengthened by the favorable results obtained in certain regions, the Communist Party was quick to turn this statement of the electoral opinion into a « referendum » about the newly formed Cossiga government.

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Guillermet, C. & Ryngaert, J., (1980) “La réforme régionale italienne : Un bilan à l'occasion des élections régionales des 8 et 9 juin 1980”, Res Publica 22(4), p.547-562. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v22i4.19362

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30 Dec 1980
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