Italian Presidential Election
Implications for Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship
Italian lawmakers reelected Sergio Mattarella as their president on January 29 following a tense week of voting. The election outcome impacts Italy’s future domestic politics, economic trajectory, security priorities, and policymaking in Rome and Brussels. Against a backdrop of growing tensions with Russia, a new government in Berlin, and upcoming elections in France, what do these elections mean for Italy’s relationship with Europe, the United States, and NATO?