Italy knows a new wave of right-wing, upcoming from the Referendum between "Yes" or "Not" to Constitutional reforms.  As this Call to vote wasn't truly directed to examinate the Reform but to rate the Majority's politics, we can talk about an authentic mid-term check.

A check so strong to appear as a earthquake for the Italian government. The center-left coalition has lost its most important battle.

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Analyzing the electoral flow that removed the Italian prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, from power, it is evident the split between two different Italys.

The first one, Yes-supporter, is the happy part of society: in the average, middle-class professionals or entrepreneurs living in the richest part of the country, the North. The second part, No-supporter, living mainly in the South, is the eternally angry side of people: unemployed, students and public sector workers with very low level of satisfaction not simply towards Matteo Renzi's government, but about their own life.
This part of society is becoming totally elusive for political parties. They mainly voted for Movimento Cinque Stelle, the last time. A very weird party grantor too much to historically far-right positions. 

The "No-Front" was composed by them, together with other right-wing parties as Forza Italia (moderate), Casa Pound (linked to Mussolini's legacy) and Forza Nuova (far-right fascists). 

While Matteo Renzi resigned immediatly, opening the path to new elections not yet fixed, the fascist far-right in the Rome's suburbs started celebrating with a "Immigrant-hunt".  A group of extermists managed to kick away a poor family of Moroccans from the public housing they were legally inhabiting. The reaction of the public opinion has been weak, and no one has marched in solidarity with the immigrants.

The italian-No front is moving the first steps. On a sad old path. 






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