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Five knock-on effects of Renzi's referendum defeat

Italy is today searching for a new prime minister after the resignation of Matteo Renzi, who quit after losing Sunday’s referendum on constitutional reforms.

Italy is today searching for a new prime minister after the resignation of Matteo Renzi, who quit after losing Sunday’s referendum on constitutional reforms.

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Opinion: a referendum puts Italy's government to the test

Forecast If Italian voters reject a raft of proposed constitutional reforms on December 4, the government will likely resign.

Forecast If Italian voters reject a raft of proposed constitutional reforms on December 4, the government will likely resign.

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Is Italy about to lose its prime minister?

Opinion polls are predicting the prime minister's defeat in a referendum at the start of December.

Opinion polls are predicting the prime minister's defeat in a referendum at the start of December.

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Five-Star's Beppe Grillo corrects Vatican gaffe in Euronews interview

The founder and unofficial leader of Italy’s anti-establishment Five-Star movement has had to backtrack over comments he made in an interview with Euronews.

The founder and unofficial leader of Italy’s anti-establishment Five-Star movement has had to backtrack over comments he made in an interview with Euronews.

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Brussels: Farage and Grillo's parliamentary bloc collapses

The main eurosceptic group in the European Parliament has been wound-up after a Latvian member pulled out. The Europe of Freedom and Direct

The main eurosceptic group in the European Parliament has been wound-up after a Latvian member pulled out. The Europe of Freedom and Direct

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Farage unveils 'new' group and new name

UKIP’s Nigel Farage on Tuesday officially unveiled his new political group in the European Parliament, one week after it was formed. The former

UKIP’s Nigel Farage on Tuesday officially unveiled his new political group in the European Parliament, one week after it was formed. The former

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UKIP 'hoping' to form alliance with Italy's 5-Star Movement

Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage has said he hopes to form an alliance in the European Parliament with Italy’s

Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage has said he hopes to form an alliance in the European Parliament with Italy’s

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Italy's "Five Star Movement" sets its sights on Europe

In Catania, in the south-east of Sicily, unemployment stands at 25 per cent. Politicians are accused of not being able to solve the economic

In Catania, in the south-east of Sicily, unemployment stands at 25 per cent. Politicians are accused of not being able to solve the economic

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Napolitano: the man to save Italy

Re-elected to an unprecedented second term, President Giorgio Napolitano is now charged with resolving Italy’s political deadlock. Much is expected

Re-elected to an unprecedented second term, President Giorgio Napolitano is now charged with resolving Italy’s political deadlock. Much is expected

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Beppe Grillo denounces re-election of Italian president

The leader of Italy’s ant-establishment 5-Star Movement, Beppe Grillo has denounced the re-election of President Giorgio Napolitano. Following

The leader of Italy’s ant-establishment 5-Star Movement, Beppe Grillo has denounced the re-election of President Giorgio Napolitano. Following

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Re-elected Italian President Napolitano calls for political unity

Italy’s newly re-elected President Giorgio Napolitano has called on the country’s divided political parties to work together to end the stalemate

Italy’s newly re-elected President Giorgio Napolitano has called on the country’s divided political parties to work together to end the stalemate

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Napolitano saves Italy from further political embarrassment

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has agreed to put himself forward for a new term as president. Party leaders held meetings with the

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has agreed to put himself forward for a new term as president. Party leaders held meetings with the

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Italy: no new president, no new government

The so-called ‘pigs mess’ in Italy shows no sign of ending as parliament votes for a 5th time to elect a new president, a vote that is doomed to

The so-called ‘pigs mess’ in Italy shows no sign of ending as parliament votes for a 5th time to elect a new president, a vote that is doomed to

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Five Star Movement chooses journalist for Italian presidency

Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement has conducted an Internet poll to see, which candidate would be the party’s choice to replace outgoing President

Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement has conducted an Internet poll to see, which candidate would be the party’s choice to replace outgoing President

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'Wise men' hand president plans to unlock Italy's political gridlock

The so-called “wise men” who were given the task of finding a solution to Italy’s political gridlock have presented a number of proposals to Italian

The so-called “wise men” who were given the task of finding a solution to Italy’s political gridlock have presented a number of proposals to Italian

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Hour-long talk between Bersani and Berlusconi produces no results

There has been no progress on Italy’s political impasse after an hour of talks between centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani and his centre-right

There has been no progress on Italy’s political impasse after an hour of talks between centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani and his centre-right

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Headache for head of state as Italian politics fails - again

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano is holding urgent talks with all relevant parties in order to fathom a way out of the country’s political

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano is holding urgent talks with all relevant parties in order to fathom a way out of the country’s political

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Bersani admits he can't form new Italian government

The leader of Italy’s centre-left Democratic Party, Pier Luigi Bersani has admitted defeat in trying to form a government, and has told the country’s

The leader of Italy’s centre-left Democratic Party, Pier Luigi Bersani has admitted defeat in trying to form a government, and has told the country’s

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Italy: Five Star rejects Bersani in talks broadcast on Internet

Pier Luigi Bersani, the leader of Italy’s centre-left, has failed to secure the support of the Five Star movement to form a government. The

Pier Luigi Bersani, the leader of Italy’s centre-left, has failed to secure the support of the Five Star movement to form a government. The

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Berlusconi calls for snap vote if no government deal reached

Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi says he is ready for a snap election if efforts fail to form a government. Speaking at a rally in

Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi says he is ready for a snap election if efforts fail to form a government. Speaking at a rally in

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Bersani faces tough task to form Italian government

In Italy, there appears to be little confidence that Pier Luigi Bersani will be able to form a government a month after inconclusive elections. He

In Italy, there appears to be little confidence that Pier Luigi Bersani will be able to form a government a month after inconclusive elections. He

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Grillo seeks a Five Star solution to Italy's government deadlock

Italy’s parties remain split over how to form a new government, as the President Giorgio Napolitano struggles to pull together a workable coalition

Italy’s parties remain split over how to form a new government, as the President Giorgio Napolitano struggles to pull together a workable coalition

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Italy's divided parliament finally elects speakers

Italy’s new parliament has chosen speakers for the two legislative chambers at the second time of asking, but the centre-left alliance only just

Italy’s new parliament has chosen speakers for the two legislative chambers at the second time of asking, but the centre-left alliance only just

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Grillo feels the heat as political doldrums frustrate Italians

There was a scrum worthy of any Six Nations rugby match as Italian kingmaker Beppe Grillo was mobbed by the media as the post-election stalemate in

There was a scrum worthy of any Six Nations rugby match as Italian kingmaker Beppe Grillo was mobbed by the media as the post-election stalemate in

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Berlusconi lashes out at Italian magistrates in Mediaset trial

The political uncertainty may be the consuming interest for most Italians, but for Silvio Berlusconi judicial matters keep cropping up. On Friday

The political uncertainty may be the consuming interest for most Italians, but for Silvio Berlusconi judicial matters keep cropping up. On Friday

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Italy's Grillo says no to vote for centre-left government

Beppe Grillo, the leader of Italy’s newest and now largest political group, has ruled out voting for any government led by the traditional parties

Beppe Grillo, the leader of Italy’s newest and now largest political group, has ruled out voting for any government led by the traditional parties