What to Expect from Italy's Election

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Italy's economy is stuck in a rut, but could its political system be headed for big change? Manuela Saragosa reports from Rome on the country's frustrations and hopes. She meets Lorenzo Fioramonti, economic spokesman for the increasingly popular anti-establishment Five Star Movement political party, who just returned from a charm offensive to London financiers with a surprisingly pro-European message. Meanwhile, Roberto d'Alimonte, professor of political economy at Rome's Luiss University, explains why Silvio Berlusconi still remains an important player in the upcoming elections. Also in the programme, Carmelo Troccoli of Italian agriculture association Coldiretti explains the dismal work prospects of the country's youth, while entrepreneur Maria Fermanelli of bakery firm Cose dell'Altro Pane bemoans the country's red tape. (Photo: Italian politician Silvio Berlusconi poses for a photo with a fan at the European People's Party (EPP) Congress on in 2017 in Malta; Credit: Getty Images)

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