The parties that won the elections in Italy have finally been given permission to form the government after further modification to their proposed governing team. According to the New York Times:
After 88 days of impasses and negotiations, two Italian populist parties with a history of antagonism toward the European Union received approval Thursday night to create a government that has already unsettled the Continent’s political order.
Only days ago, President Sergio Mattarella of Italy rejected a populist government over concerns about a proposed finance minister who had helped write a guide for withdrawing Italy from the euro, Europe’s single currency. The political chaos and sudden uncertainty about the euro helped send global financial markets reeling.
On Thursday, the populists reshuffled, keeping the same prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, and other top players, but moving the objectionable finance minister to a less critical post.
It is not only Italy. All so-called Western democracies are in fact oligopolies controlled by established political parties.
This only failed in Italy because the anger of the Italian people against the established political parties allowed new populist parties to take their place.
The theory of Democracy is in fact a worthless political fiction only adopted by the West in order to mask the rule of their elite at a time that they were facing mass unrest fuelled by socialist and communist movements. Muslims must reject Western political ideas such as Democracy and return to the political thoughts of Islam which provide us with a distinctive approach to state and society that is fully in accordance with human nature.
The Islamic Khilafah system is neither democracy nor dictatorship, neither theocracy nor oligopoly. It is the rule by a man chosen by the Muslim Ummah but pledged to implement Islam and carry it to the world, without compromising Islam for personal or elite interests.
Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut-Tahrir