Italy: A Fragmented Government
Only with the second Italian Constitution, the Republican Constitution that came into force after the Second World War and the breakdown of fascism, did the institution of government find explicit mention and regulation in the highest legal text of the country. Under the previous Constitution, the Piedmontese Statuto Albertino of 1848 progressively extended to cover the entire country with the process of Italian unification, the cabinet was not clearly mentioned in a constitutional text that still reflected in its inspiration the model of the constitutional monarchy.
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