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Italy's Bersani Resigns After Presidential Vote Debacle

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2013 | World

By James Mackenzie and Barry Moody ROME, April 19 (Reuters) - Centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani announced his resignation on Frida...

Italian Parliament Unable To Select President, Again

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2013 | World

By Barry Moody and Steve Scherer ROME, April 18 (Reuters) - Italy's parliament failed to elect a new state president in the first two ...

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 ...

Italian Parliament Elects New Leaders

Posted 03.17.2013 | World

Lawmakers in the Italian Parliament elected new leaders for its lower and upper houses on Saturday, choosing for the lower chamber Laura Boldrini, a j...

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.

Italy's Leading Bloc Shuts Door On Berlusconi

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2013 | World

By Stephen Jewkes MILAN, March 1 (Reuters) - Italian centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani on Friday ruled out forming a coalition with...

Italy May Be Forced To Go To Polls Again

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

By Barry Moody ROME, Feb 27 (Reuters) - An Italian political crisis that has rattled the euro zone deepened on Wednesday when two par...

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...

Protest Votes Increase On Final Day Of Italian Election

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2013 | World

By James Mackenzie and Gavin Jones ROME, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Italians voted for a second and final day in a general election on Monda...

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 ...

The Future Of Italy May Depend On This Man

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 02.20.2013 | World

ROME -- If opinion polls are right, he's the man headed to win Italy's elections this month. No, not Silvio Berlusconi, the flamboyant media mogul ch...