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Italy Elections 2013

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...

How to Fix Italy After the Divisive Vote

Anne Koch | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
Anne Koch

Italians face the spectacle of continued political gridlock with the old elites, many tainted by corruption scandals, still holding the balance of power. What this shows more than anything else is a profound crisis in the relationship between the governed and their rulers.

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...

Italy's Democratic Triumph

Mike Edwards | Posted 05.01.2013 | World
Mike Edwards

In the real world, the alternative to this "chaotic" election isn't a business-friendly utopia; it's weeks of rioting shutting down Rome, or even worse, the Arab Spring. So who cares if the Italian people voted for the 'wrong' parties?

Italy's Election: Uncertainty Wins

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Marco Vicenzino

Italy's convoluted electoral outcome marks a period of protracted economic instability and political fragmentation. The electoral impasse may result in a short-lived grand coalition government focused on a narrow legislative agenda with new elections before year's end.

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.

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...

Italians to Choose Between Ungovernability and Collective Removal

Lucia Annunziata | Posted 04.26.2013 | World
Lucia Annunziata

In truth, the only thing that is really surprising in this electoral campaign is the level of removal that, once again, we as a people are capable of.

Italy Goes To Polls In Crucial Election

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON and COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 04.26.2013 | World

ROME — Will Italy stay the course with painful economic reform? Or fall back into the old habit of profligacy and inertia? These are the stakes ...

Giulia Belardelli

A Guide To Italy's Elections | Giulia Belardelli | Posted 02.23.2013 | World

Six coalitions and a myriad of political formations. Career politicians and new faces. An electoral law that has been described by the man who created...

Nearly A Third Of Italian Voters Still Undecided A Week Before Election

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2013 | World

ROME, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Five days before national elections almost a third of Italians have yet to decide who to vote for or are considering not vo...

Berlusconi's Sex Trial Verdict Pushed Back

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

MILAN -- Judges hearing ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi's sex-for-hire trial on Monday pushed back the verdict and the sentencing in the case until after...

Berlusconi Backs Off Comeback

AP | Posted 10.09.2012 | World

ROME -- Silvio Berlusconi is backing off from suggestions he may be seeking a comeback. He is even hinting he could support in the next elections Mari...