The Democrats have long shifted away from their traditional base — and now it may be too late to reclaim it.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has received the highest approval rating among his former colleagues registered in the last 10 years.
The Democrats look to remake themselves under Enrico Letta while the Five Star Movement places its future in the hands of Giuseppe Conte. Will it be enough to stem the tide of populism?
Coming to terms with the legacy of socialism in Italy will hopefully help the Italian left address its own identity issues.