Sofia Marini is a researcher at the University of Vienna and a member of BLUE's editorial team.
Sofia Marini is a researcher and doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Vienna, and a member of BLUE’s editorial team. She holds degrees from the Universities of Florence and Pisa. Her research focuses on party systems and party competition at the national and European levels, in a comparative perspective.
Regional election in Latium, 12-13 February 2023
Context of the vote, election campaign On the eve of the 2022 Italian general election, the regional president of Latium (Lazio), Nicola Zingaretti, had been in office for two consecutive five-year terms since the resignation of Renata Polverini in 2012 following a series of scandals. From 2019 to 2021, the prominent centre-left leader had additionally … Continuedlire l'article
Parliamentary election in Italy, 25 September 2022
Introduction On the 25th of September 2022, a snap election took place in Italy. In a rushed political campaign, mainly revolving around coalition (dis)agreements, Italians were called to renew both Chambers of Parliament. Despite the technicalities of the electoral system and the substantial reduction in the number of MPs added some uncertainty to the final … Continuedlire l'article
Elections in Europe: 2022
The Scale of Trust: Local, Regional, National and European Politics in Perspective
Executive summary It is a well-established reality that, throughout Europe, local and regional institutions are more trusted than national governments. Equally well-established is the fact that, in Southern and Eastern Europe, the European Union is more trusted than national governments. In a time of incertainty about the future of democracy and the Rule of Law … Continuedlire l'article
Italian municipal elections (Rome and Milan), October 2021
BLUE’s editorial team is following the local elections in the 15 European cities with more than one million inhabitants. On October 3-4 and 17-18, 2021, Milan and Rome, as well as a majority of Italian municipalities, renewed their municipal councils. A first round marked by the success of the left and the collapse of the … Continuedlire l'article
Elections in Europe : June 2021 – November 2021
The Continental Review
Introduction The increasing interconnectedness of European politics requires a good knowledge of the political dynamics not only in the member states and their regions, but also beyond them, in the EU’s neighbourhood. In the constant flow of information and news, it becomes surprisingly easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. This first issue of … Continuedlire l'article