Giorgio Napolitano - updates

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Sicilian judge Sergio Mattarella elected Italian president

Feb 01, 2015 - 9:43 AM

Mattarella a constitutional court judge from Sicily who has come to symbolize Italy s battle against organized crime is elected the country s president

MR PRESIDENT. Sergio Mattarella arrives at Constitutional Court in Rome, Italy, 31 January 2015.   ( Alessandro di Meo/EPA )

Italy's president Napolitano resigns kicking off election

Jan 14, 2015 - 6:16 PM

UPDATED Parliament now has to meet within 15 days along with 58 regional deputies to begin elections to choose a new president

NAPOLITANO STEPS DOWN. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano (L) visits Francesco Rosi's mortuary at the 'Casa del Cinema' in Villa Borghese, Rome, 12 January 2015. Photo by Massimo Percossi/EPA

Italy's youngest-ever PM Renzi sworn in

Feb 22, 2014 - 8:14 PM

The center left leader takes over in a period of increasing frustration among ordinary Italians hard hit by a deep recession and weary of broken political promises

NEW LEADER. Newly-appointed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi gives a press conference to announce the names of the ministers of his new government on February 21, 2014. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Renzi nominated as Italy's youngest PM

Feb 17, 2014 - 7:25 PM

The 39 year old head of the leftist Democratic Party received the nomination to become the nation s next premier after ousting his predecessor Enrico Letta

NEXT PRIME MINISTER. Democratic Party (PD) leader and Florence Mayor, Matteo Renzi (C) smiles during a ceremony at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy, 14 February 2014. Maurizio De L'Innocenti/EPA

Italy awaits new prime minister after Letta quits

Feb 15, 2014 - 11:39 AM

Prime Minister Enrico Letta was forced to quit his post after his own Democratic Party backed leftist leader Matteo Renzi

RESIGNATION. Italian outgoing Prime Minister Enrico Letta arrives at his home in Rome, Italy, Feb 14 2014. Earlier the day, Letta resigned as Italian Prime Minister. Photo by EPA/Angelo Carconi

Queen Elizabeth II to meet pope at Vatican in April

Feb 04, 2014 - 8:34 PM

It will be the first time that the queen who is head of the Church of England will be meeting Pope Francis since he was elected in March 2013

Italy mourns 38 killed in coach crash

Jul 29, 2013 - 11:13 PM

Italy was preparing Monday to bury 38 people killed when a coach carrying pilgrims plunged off a flyover near Naples

SMASH-UP. General view of the crash site after approximately thirty died in a bus accident in Avellino, Italy, 28 July 2013. The bus after colliding with several cars fell off from the elevated highway A16, Naples-Canosa. EPA/Cesare Abbate

Italy unveils new government after 2-month deadlock

Apr 28, 2013 - 8:24 AM

Italy s prime minister unveiled a new coalition government on Saturday April 27 finally breaking a two month stalemate in the recession hit country