With the Italian elections coming on 4 March, parties are starting to pitch their visions for the economy to the public

Italy's economy expanded for 14 straight quarters, but while that sounds nice on paper, growth in the country is the among the worst of its peers in the Eurozone.

As much as the ruling Democratic party has done to steer the economy from the recession, it's still lagging behind heavily - as the Eurozone itself is seeing its best growth in a decade.

With the unemployment rate sitting near 11%, it's little wonder why the economy hasn't been improving during this time.

Bloomberg has more on that here, but the jist of it is, whoever voters are decide to elect will have a tough and long road ahead of them in bringing the economy back to pre-recession levels.