Italy's chance to tear at the web

Italy is facing a corruption web reminiscent of the 'tangentopoli' of the early 1990s. For a country in need of urgent economic reform, it makes Sunday's vote crucial.

It seemed as if the ghost of Bettino Craxi was stalking Italy last week when Giuseppe Mussari, former chairman of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, was pelted with coins by demonstrators furious at the suspected crimes that crippled his bank.


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