Will Italy be the next in line for a bailout?

Greece received a bailout package, but could still default or leave the euro zone after national elections coming on Sunday, and Spain is negotiating a banking bailout. While Italy’s banks don’t have a huge amount of debt, the government does, especially when compared to the size of its economy. That could put Italy next in line for a bailout.

The economies and government debt of Greece, Spain and Italy compared.
Source: International Monetary Fund. The Washington Post. Published on June 12, 2012, 8:26 p.m.
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