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Italy’s president wants quick deal on forging new govt

22 August 2019, 12:28 PM

Italy’s head of state wants political parties to reach a deal to form a new coalition government in the next few days if they want to avoid snap elections, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

China, Italy looking to strengthen trade, infrastructure ties-Xi

22 March 2019, 5:33 PM

Italy and China want to revive the spirit of the ancient Silk Road by deepening their trade and investment ties, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday during a trip to Rome that has raised eyebrows in Washington.

Italy heads to new elections as caretaker PM named

28 May 2018, 3:09 PM

Italy was hurtling to new elections within months on Monday as the country is mired in political chaos after a bid by two populist parties to form a government collapsed.

Italian president moots ‘neutral’ government as crisis lingers

7 May 2018, 9:09 PM

Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Monday proposed the formation of a “neutral” government to steer the country until December if bickering political parties fail to form a ruling coalition after inconclusive elections in March. Mattarella called on the warring parties to show “responsibility” and support his as yet unnamed government, without which he said he […]

Italy heads to polls with centre-right ahead but stalemate likely

4 March 2018, 10:19 AM

Italians went to the polls on Sunday in a vote that could bring political gridlock after an election campaign marked by anger over the listless economy, high unemployment and immigration. Pollsters have predicted that former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and his far-right allies will emerge as the largest bloc in parliament, but fall short of […]



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