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Italy's Letta edges closer to forming new government

There has been a full display of pomp and pagentry in Rome as Italy marks the 68th anniversary of its Liberation Day. But leading politicians have

There has been a full display of pomp and pagentry in Rome as Italy marks the 68th anniversary of its Liberation Day. But leading politicians have

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Italy's designated PM vows to revive politics

Enrico Letta, is the man charged with ending the political stalemate which has paralysed Italy for the last two-months. The deputy-leader of the

Enrico Letta, is the man charged with ending the political stalemate which has paralysed Italy for the last two-months. The deputy-leader of the

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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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Napolitano elected for a second term as Italian president

Giorgio Napolitano has been elected president of Italy for a second term. Napolitano was due to stand down on May 15, but the failure of parliament

Giorgio Napolitano has been elected president of Italy for a second term. Napolitano was due to stand down on May 15, but the failure of parliament

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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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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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Italian election: 'Super Mario' is no more

Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti, who once enjoyed approval ratings of 60 percent, has come a distant fourth place in the country’s

Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti, who once enjoyed approval ratings of 60 percent, has come a distant fourth place in the country’s

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Italy election: protest voting creates political stalemate

Protest voting in Italy has created a new political landscape and pushed the country towards deadlock. With more than 90 percent of the votes

Protest voting in Italy has created a new political landscape and pushed the country towards deadlock. With more than 90 percent of the votes

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Strong turnout as Italy heads to the polls in close election

Italians headed to the polls on February 24 for the first day of voting in a parliamentary election that analysts believe will end with no clear

Italians headed to the polls on February 24 for the first day of voting in a parliamentary election that analysts believe will end with no clear

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Initial figures show Italy general election turnout lower than 2008

Figures collected at midday showed the turnout for Italy’s general election as 14.94 percent – almost two percent less than the same time during the

Figures collected at midday showed the turnout for Italy’s general election as 14.94 percent – almost two percent less than the same time during the

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Leaders cast their votes on first day of Italy general election

Leader of the centre-left Democratic Party, Luigi Bersani, cast his vote in the Emilia Romagna city of Piacenza, as Italians take part in an election

Leader of the centre-left Democratic Party, Luigi Bersani, cast his vote in the Emilia Romagna city of Piacenza, as Italians take part in an election

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Outcome far from certain as Italy prepares to vote

As election campaigning in Italy enters its final few days, the decisive lead of Pier Luigi Bersani’s Democratic Party could be under threat. More

As election campaigning in Italy enters its final few days, the decisive lead of Pier Luigi Bersani’s Democratic Party could be under threat. More

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Monti claims courage

Mario Monti differentiated himself from Italy’s traditional elite, in a recent television advert, saying: “I am entering politics to give our

Mario Monti differentiated himself from Italy’s traditional elite, in a recent television advert, saying: “I am entering politics to give our

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French and Italian heads of state meet in Paris

The French and Italian heads of state have met in Paris, a few days ahead of the next round of EU budget talks in Brussels on Thursday. The

The French and Italian heads of state have met in Paris, a few days ahead of the next round of EU budget talks in Brussels on Thursday. The

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Mario Monti presses case for EU budget decision

Mario Monti is urging all EU member states to agree on the European budget at the upcoming summit at the start of February. Discord could lead to

Mario Monti is urging all EU member states to agree on the European budget at the upcoming summit at the start of February. Discord could lead to

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Party leader blasts personality politics ahead of Italy election

He is the clear leader in the latest polls in Italy and now Pier Luigi Bersani has sent an unequivocal message to the voters ahead of the country’s

He is the clear leader in the latest polls in Italy and now Pier Luigi Bersani has sent an unequivocal message to the voters ahead of the country’s

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Italy: Monti unveils alliance in run-up to parliamentary poll

Italian prime minister Mario Monti has unveiled the alliance he will lead for next month’s parliamentary elections. After announcing that he would

Italian prime minister Mario Monti has unveiled the alliance he will lead for next month’s parliamentary elections. After announcing that he would

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Monti opens campaign with pledge to cut labour taxes

Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti has promised to cut labour taxes to fuel growth on at the start of his campaign for a second

Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti has promised to cut labour taxes to fuel growth on at the start of his campaign for a second

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Italians react to Monti's decision to stand for election

Italians have been reacting to Mario Monti’s announcement that he will join the race in February’s elections. The outgoing prime minister said on

Italians have been reacting to Mario Monti’s announcement that he will join the race in February’s elections. The outgoing prime minister said on

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Monti says he will lead centrists in Italian vote

Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti says he is ready to lead a centrist coalition, ahead of February’s parliamentary elections.   The

Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti says he is ready to lead a centrist coalition, ahead of February’s parliamentary elections.   The

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Italy pays a shade more for December debt

The final auction of the year of long-term Italian debt went off smoothly today, three billion euros worth at 4.48%, only slightly up from a similar

The final auction of the year of long-term Italian debt went off smoothly today, three billion euros worth at 4.48%, only slightly up from a similar

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Monti's Manifesto

Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti has published his reform agenda online. It comes a day after the former European Commissioner said he

Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti has published his reform agenda online. It comes a day after the former European Commissioner said he

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Mario Monti hedges his bets ahead of Italy poll

Playing his cards close to his chest while keeping his options open. This is the Machiavellian world of Italian politics. Italian Prime Minister

Playing his cards close to his chest while keeping his options open. This is the Machiavellian world of Italian politics. Italian Prime Minister

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Monti could stand again for Italian PM

Italy’s outgoing prime minister Mario Monti has said that in the upcoming election he would be prepared to run for office again, if there were a

Italy’s outgoing prime minister Mario Monti has said that in the upcoming election he would be prepared to run for office again, if there were a

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Italian president dissolves parliament

The Italian President has to dissolved parliament, paving the way for an election on the 24th and 25th of February. Georgio Napolitano signed the

The Italian President has to dissolved parliament, paving the way for an election on the 24th and 25th of February. Georgio Napolitano signed the

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Monti mulls merit of prime ministerial bid

Italian politics are back in business ahead of Mario Monti’s announcement on Sunday about whether or not he will be a candidate for prime minister in

Italian politics are back in business ahead of Mario Monti’s announcement on Sunday about whether or not he will be a candidate for prime minister in

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Italy prepares as Monti steps down

Prime Minister Mario Monti’s Friday evenings drive to tender his formal resignation to the president has set Italy on a fresh political course. He

Prime Minister Mario Monti’s Friday evenings drive to tender his formal resignation to the president has set Italy on a fresh political course. He

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Mario Monti hands resignation to President

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has had his final meeting with President Napolitano in which he formally resigned as head of the government. The

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has had his final meeting with President Napolitano in which he formally resigned as head of the government. The

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Italian budget approved

The Italian parliament has approved Mario Monti’s 2013 budget, paving the way for his resignation. The budget, which was passed with a wide

The Italian parliament has approved Mario Monti’s 2013 budget, paving the way for his resignation. The budget, which was passed with a wide

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Monti's track record short, bitter

In November 2011, Italy feared that its political time had run out if it was to avert bankruptcy. So it called an economist to form a technocratic

In November 2011, Italy feared that its political time had run out if it was to avert bankruptcy. So it called an economist to form a technocratic