The Lega Nord Back in Government

  title={The Lega Nord Back in Government},
  author={Daniele Albertazzi and Duncan McDonnell},
  journal={West European Politics},
  pages={1318 - 1340}
Following the 2008 general election, the Italian regionalist populist party Lega Nord returned to government as part of a centre-right coalition led by Silvio Berlusconi. Since then, the party has been able to thrive thanks to its holding of key ministries and its consolidation of ‘issue ownership’ over its main themes of federal reform and immigration/law and order. In this period, it has also made major gains in the 2009 European Parliament and 2010 regional elections. This article analyses… Expand
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