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Il voto del Paese e il campo di distorsione di massa dei social network

Federico Mello | Posted 07.25.2014 | Italy
Federico Mello

Sembrava che Grillo avrebbe superato il Pd. Che i No-euro avrebbero fatto il botto. Sembrava che nel Pd ci fossero solo corrotti e criminali. Che l'esasperazione tra gli italiani fosse alle stelle. Che Berlusconi avrebbe preso meno voti di Tsipras. Niente di tutto ciò è avvenuto. A guardare questa campagna elettorale dallo specchio deformante del web e dei social network, sembrava che un'altra Italia ribollisse sotto la crosta dei "like" e dei "retweet".

'Renzie,' Italy's New Premier, Grabs the Reins: Can a Young Man Run a Country Dominated By the Old?

Marco Morosini | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Marco Morosini

Waiting 30 years for "big reforms" that never came, Italy should immediately lower full voting rights from 25 to 18 and electoral right to the Senate from 45 to 25. This would enhance political stability and justice for all

A Samantha Power for Italy, Too?

Federiga Bindi | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Federiga Bindi

In her first speech as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power criticized the inefficiency of UN bureaucracy. Probably it would have been a good idea to send her to Italy, instead, rather than to New York: changing Italy appears to be a harder task than reforming the United Nations.

A Big Day in Italy

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 06.30.2013 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

Italian politics has become a shadow-boxing contest between the clownish populist Grillo, the maestro of Internet politics, and the clownish television mogul Berlusconi, who still looms large in Italy despite his many legal cases and his appalling personal life.

Continuity Breaks Italy's Deadlock

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
Marco Vicenzino

The 46-year old Mr. Letta would be the nation's second youngest prime minister if confirmed by parliament. In theory, it marks a generational change but not one of substance.

Italy's President Appoints New PM In Hopes Of Forming Government

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 06.24.2013 | World

ROME — Italy's president appointed Enrico Letta as premier-designate Wednesday, asking him to form a coalition government representing Italy's m...

Italy Reelects 87-Year-Old President: Operetta or Melodrama?

Federiga Bindi | Posted 06.23.2013 | World
Federiga Bindi

Italy is thus at a crossroads. Between operetta and drama, let's hope Italian leaders opt for the first and finally give Italy a happy ending.

Italian President's Re-Election Could Solve Gov't Stalemate

AP | COLLEEN BARRY and NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 06.22.2013 | World

ROME — Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, sworn in Monday for an unprecedented second term at the age of 87, chastised lawmakers for their in...

Unprecedented Solution For Italy's President Crisis

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 06.20.2013 | World

ROME — Italy's Parliament on Saturday re-elected Giorgio Napolitano to an unprecedented second term as president, after party leaders persuaded ...

Italy's Bersani Can't Form Government

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2013 | World

By James Mackenzie and Barry Moody ROME, March 28 (Reuters) - Centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani has failed in his attempt to find ...

PHOTO: Seeing Italy's President Clearly Has Made Biden's Day

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden is in Rome, where he is leading the U.S. delegation that is attending Pope Francis' inaugural mass on Tuesday. Biden, the fir...

It Takes (More) Women to Rule Afghanistan (Actually the World)

Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata | Posted 09.21.2012 | World
Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata

Women were among the heroes of the Arab Spring revolts. They took part en masse in the first elections and are now present in the new democratic institutions. We are expecting the new Arab leadership to respect women's rights in their constitutions and political and social life.

Berlusconi For President?

AP | Posted 07.25.2012 | World

ROME — Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi appears to be angling for the role of Italian president – with enhanced powers. Berlusconi...

Hostage Death Irks Italian Politicians

AP | JON GAMBRELL and DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.09.2012 | World

SOKOTO, Nigeria — The two hostages from Italy and Britain found dead during a botched rescue operation spent their final days living in bare squ...

Amanda Knox Case Has Powerful Follower

AP | Posted 08.14.2011 | World

ROME -- Italy's president says he's following the case of American student Amanda Knox but can't intervene as she appeals her conviction on charges sh...

Obama: Berlusconi A 'Great Friend'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MILAN — U.S. President Barack Obama says in an interview with an Italian newspaper that he has developed a "very strong relationship" with Itali...