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Italy coalition in crisis after Salvini calls for snap polls

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:21 PM

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who has held several rounds of talks to try to ease the crisis in the 14-month-old government, angrily calls on Matteo Salvini to justify his move

SNAP POLLS? Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini holds a press conference in Moscow on July 16, 2018. File photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Italy moves into new territory after populist gov't formally takes reins

Jun 07, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's first task after winning the confidence of parliament is to travel to the G7 summit in Canada, where he will make his debut in international politics barely a fortnight after arriving on the domestic scene

NEW GOVERNMENT. Italian premier Giuseppe Conte (C) speaks at the Lower House, ahead of a confidence vote on the government program, in Rome on June 6, 2018. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Showdown looms in Italy as caretaker PM assembles team

May 29, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Fresh elections are now looming as the most likely outcome of the long-running political saga sparked by an inconclusive poll in March

CARETAKER. Carlo Cottarelli addresses a press conference at the Qurinale presidential palace on May 28, 2018 in Rome after Italian President gave him mandate to form a government. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Renzi says he will quit if 'No' wins in Italy referendum

Nov 17, 2016 - 10:04 PM

Italy holds a referendum on December 4 on proposed constitutional reforms that are considered the most important in the eurozone country since World War II

Italy's Prime minister Matteo Renzi arrives for the second day of an European Union leaders summit to discuss Syria, relations with Russia, trade and migration, on October 21, 2016 at the European Council, in Brussels. Thierry Charlier/AFP

Populist surge hits Renzi as Italy puts women in charge

Jun 20, 2016 - 8:32 AM

UPDATED I will be a mayor for all Romans I will restore legality and transparency to the city s institutions after 20 years of poor governance says Virginia Raggi

MADAM MAYOR. Newly elected mayor of Rome, Five Star Movement's candidate Virginia Raggi, gives a press conference after winning the mayoral election on June 19, 2016 at her campaign headquarters in Rome. Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Protest party's Rome success a blow to PM Renzi

Jun 06, 2016 - 8:23 AM

UPDATED Rome is considered the main prize in a battle for municipal seats across the country in local polls widely seen as a test for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

NEXT MAYOR? Italian Virginia Raggi, Five Star Movement (M5S) candidate for the election of Rome's mayor speaks during a campaign meeting on June 3, 2016 at Piazza del Popolo in Rome. Filippo Monteforte/AFP