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The little monarch: Matteo Renzi’s schism from the Democratic Party

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Commentary. The timing of Renzi’s exit from the Democratic Party might have surprised many, but it is not at all surprising in terms of substance, given his known allergy to playing a subordinate role in the well-worn Democratic Party.

written by Norma Rangeri

Topic Italy


September 18, 2019

In a political/electoral scenario that might take a turn toward proportional representation, it is, at least to an extent, simply in the nature of things for the “intruder” Renzi to walk away from the Democratic Party and try to form his own party. From another point of view, however, the schism can be interpreted primarily as the result of narcissistic behavior, typical of people in power who are unable to accept being defeated and are unwilling to go to the “back of the line” once again, as usually happens in a democracy.

However, in the context of the current profound restructuring of the political system, everything and everyone is in a fluid state, whether old, new or under reconstruction. The political........

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