What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will email them to you.
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Items from March 5
Italy: As most polls predicted, no party won enough seats in the Italian election to form a government, though the nationalist Five Star Movement party garnered more support than expected. Weeks and perhaps months of intrigue and horse trading will ensue as parties compete to form a coalition government. The result will be a government that is more hostile to the European Union than previous governme