The near-disappearance of the Italian Left, hit hard by the results of the election, leaves us with an understandable feeling of emptiness and loss.
But it is not at all clear that the new political landscape has only negative features.
The parties and members of Parliament “left of the Democratic Party” entered this election cycle weakened by 10 years of failure. With these results, they can no longer be at the center of any new initiatives. The Democratic Party is spiraling into a crisis that is quite possibly irreversible.
The elections have thus left the whole democratic-progressive field wide open, and this could be an opportunity for anyone who is anti-neoliberal.