Страна победившего популизма: Италия после выборов
Italy has become the first country of the EU where, after the parliamentary elections held in March 2018, the government coalition was formed by two populist parties - the “League” and the “Five Stars Movement”. During the first year in power, the new “government of change” came into confrontation with Brussels on migration management and fiscal discipline, openly undermined the subjectivity of the European Union in the international arena. As the basis of its domestic and foreign policy, the Italian government starts from the priority of national sovereignty, appealing to the will of the Italian “people” and using the tools of direct democracy. The article analyzes the main results of the first year of populists in power, and also identifies the main factors that may affect the legitimacy of the current government in the future.