The National Elections of 13 May 2001: Chronicle of a Victory Foretold – Albeit a Little Too Soon

in Volume 17 (2002): Issue 1 (Sep 2002): The Return of Berlusconi. Guest Editors: Paolo Bellucci and Martin Bull

To be able to analyse the results of the 2001 Italian legislative elections,

we should first clarify the issues that these elections presented

to both the actors taking part and the commentators

observing them. Similarly, it is also useful to lay out the hypotheses

as to what was expected from the elections. In this respect,

certain questions were of particular importance in the campaign

preceding the election. We will highlight seven.