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Italian Elections

Comedian-Turned-Politician Suggests Leaving The Euro

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business

Headline-grabbing comedian Beppe Grillo, Italy's latest political sensation, has some in the country concerned with his calls to drop the euro. Gr...

Will Italian Politics Be a Threat for International Financial Stability?

Frank Sensenbrenner | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Frank Sensenbrenner

Currently, Monti stays in office as Prime Minister until an alternative is selected, and the need for stability would suggest that until a solution is found the best is for him to stay. However, things are so uncertain, no one can predict when or if a new government would be formed.

God Save Italy

Lucia Annunziata | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Lucia Annunziata

The gist of all these arguments is that we can't not have a government, yet we can't figure out how to build one. This is the catch-22 that currently dominates our politics.

Italy Jolts European Debt Crisis Back To Life

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Italian Election Results Renew Euro Zone Crisis Fears

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2013 | World

By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - European shares tumbled on Tuesday after an Italian election stalemate threatened a rene...

Italian Election Results Have Investors Worried

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2013 | World

* Beppe Grillo's 5-Star Movement stuns Italy * Centre-left coalition wins lower house but fails to control Senate * Fin...

Italian Polls Show Election Gridlock

AP | COLLEEN BARRY and FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 04.27.2013 | World

ROME — Italy faced political paralysis Monday as near-complete results in crucial national elections showed no clear winner and raised the possi...

Live Blog: Latest Updates On Italy's Election

Posted 02.25.2013 | World

It's a tight race to the finish today -- some polls show Pier Luigi Bersani's Center-Left party with a strong lead over former Prime Minister Silvio B...

Polls: Center-Left Takes Strong Lead In Italian Elections

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2013 | World

* Global markets shaken by fears of new euro zone instability * Vote is stunning success for populist movement * Berlus...

Pope Silvio

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.27.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Danziger


Italian Elections: A Test of Democracy

Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Nathan Gardels

The upcoming Italian elections are testing whether democracy can correct itself. The elections are a contest between the populism of short-term fixes and the long-term reforms necessary to make Italy's economy solvent, competitive and sustainable over the long run.