An early general election in Italy is likely, analysts say

And the Italian economy will barely avoid a recession, with both spending and investments expected to slow down, according to a new forecast released today by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

“We expect Mr Salvini to seek to engineer a political crisis late this year in an effort to precipitate a general election in late 2019, or more likely, in the first half of 2020,” EIU analyst Peter Ceretti told The Local Italy.

“Salvini’s ultimate goal is to replace Silvio Berlusconi as the leader of a broad…
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