Bloomberg Politics Interviews President Pavoncello on Italy’s Electoral Reform Vote

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President Franco Pavoncello

President Franco Pavoncello

JCU President Franco Pavoncello was asked by Bloomberg Politics to comment on Italy’s electoral reform vote of October 12, 2017. The Italian government won a confidence vote in the Chamber of Deputies on reform of the electoral system, averting the risk of a government crisis and early elections. The bill will now go to the Senate for a vote likely later this month.

“Franco Pavoncello, president of John Cabot University in Rome, said in a phone interview that parties would have to try to set up coalitions — with Five Star excepted. ‘I see the Democrats and Forza Italia as the core of a coalition which has the greatest chance of achieving a majority, but I wouldn’t take anything for granted,’ Pavoncello said.” (Bloomberg Politics)

A leading analyst of Italian politics, Dr. Pavoncello’s work has appeared in, among others, the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political ScienceAsian Studies, and World Affairs. He is also a well-known media commentator on Italian affairs, a contributor to major international newspapers such as the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune, and he appears regularly on radio and television networks including CNN, BBC, Reuters Press and TV, and many other media organizations.

Read the article “Italy’s Prime Minister Wins Vote on Electoral Reform.”