Regional Elections In Italy: Can The ‘Sardines’ Win Against Populism?

Protesters wearing Sardines, figurines and banners join the first national rally organized by the Sardine Movement in San Giovanni Square, on Dec. 14, 2019 in Rome.

European Union officials will be closely monitoring results of the local votes on Sunday that are seen as a bellwether for the fate of the national government.

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