Youthful, charismatic and on the left, Matteo Renzi is being tipped as a new force on Italy's fractured political scene
Italian Politics And Parties
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Friday 04 October 2013
Cross-party group voted in favour of barring him from upper chamber
Sunday 29 September 2013
Premier Enrico Letta accuses People of Liberty party of 'a big lie and attempt to distort reality'
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Former PM acts after his media company loses €150m in stock market instability
'We won't be blackmailed': Italy’s fragile coalition government close to collapse as centre-left prime minister Enrico Letta warns People of Freedom party that he won't buckle over Silvio Berlusconi
Thursday 22 August 2013
The collapse of Italy’s fragile coalition government appears to have moved a step closer with centre-left prime minister Enrico Letta warning Silvio Berlusconi’s conservatives that he would not “blackmailed” as they try to prevent the criminal tycoon from being kicked out of parliament.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Three-time premier Silvio Berlusconi's endless legal woes have deepened considerably after a Milan appeals court confirmed his conviction for tax fraud - and raised the possibility that he will be forced to leave parliament.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Former deputy leader of the centre-left Democratic party to form new government
Friday 19 April 2013
You’d think the people running things in Italy were deliberating over whom to vote for in the student union by their behaviour – not choosing the head of state in G8 country, which has failed to swear in a government two months after a general election.
Sunday 07 April 2013
First a third world war, eco-disaster and mass death. Then global government for the lucky...
Saturday 30 March 2013
Prospect of new elections in eurozone’s most indebted economy just one month after last poll
Thursday 28 March 2013
Italy looks set to get another stop-gap prime minister with the centre-left failing to get the backing of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) to form a government.
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Italy’s would-be Prime Minister has said that “only a mentally ill person” would want the job right now, as the eurozone’s third biggest democracy continues to tie itself in knots.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
The head of the protest movement that stunned Italy’s political establishment by snatching a quarter of the vote in last month’s general election has spelt out his Eurosceptic credentials, with comments that will send shivers up the spine of other eurozone members.
Beppe Grillo's success in the Italian election is a victory for clean hands. We should learn from it
Thursday 28 February 2013
A population fed up with corrupt and self-serving politics produced this astonishing result, and the parallels with our national situation are clear
Tuesday 26 February 2013
If these results do not shake Europe out of its apathy, then perhaps nothing will
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Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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