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Elections 16-04-2013

Italy’s Monti, Bersani inch closer to agreement on new president

Outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani moved closer to agreement on Monday (15 April) on choosing a new president, a vital step to ending the stalemate created by an inconclusive election in February.
Elections 29-03-2013

Bersani fails to form government, President mulls next move

Centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani has failed in his attempt to find a way out of Italy's political deadlock and President Giorgio Napolitano whose term ends mid-May will now seek another solution, the president's palace said yesterday (28 March).
Elections 12-03-2013

Four new leaders expected at this week’s EU summit

This week's EU summit (14-15 March) will see four new faces, even though just five weeks have elapsed since the 7-8 February summit. Resignations and elections have brought Slovenia and Malta new prime ministers and Cyprus a new president, while Bulgaria will be represented by the president ahead of an imminent poll.
Elections 06-03-2013

Italian president mulls another technocrat government

President Giorgio Napolitano is considering appointing a new technocrat government led by a non-politician as one way out of Italy's political stalemate, Italian officials said yesterday (5 March).
Elections 27-02-2013

Italian parties launch ‘grand coalition’ attempt

Italy's stunned political parties searched for a way forward yesterday (26 February) after an inconclusive election gave none of them a clear parliamentary majority. Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right camp indicated it was prepared to govern in coalition with Pier Luigi Bersani’s centre-left.
Elections 26-02-2013

Frattini: A Bersani-Berlusconi coalition can give Italy stability

A grand coalition of Bersani-Berlusconi can provide Italy the stability Italy needs, Franco Frattini, a former European commissioner, tells EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Elections 26-02-2013

Italy set for ‘coalition gridlock’ and ‘instability’ after election

The Italian election results point towards further instability and coalition gridlock as Pier Luigi Bersani and Silvio Berlusconi failed to clinch a majority in either legislative chamber. The 5-Star Movement, led by Beppe Grillo, emerged as the strongest party.
Elections 25-02-2013

Italian election plagued by fears of stalemate

Italians finish voting today (25 February) in one of the most closely watched and unpredictable elections in years - and one with high stakes for the eurozone.
Elections 03-12-2012

Italian left picks Bersani for Monti’s successor

Pier Luigi Bersani, the determinedly prosaic leader of Italy's Democratic Party, promised supporters he would not tell them "fairy tales", after his overwhelming victory yesterday (2 December) at a primary to pick the centre-left candidate in next year's election.
Elections 26-11-2012

Italian left holds primaries to elect Monti’s successor

Pier Luigi Bersani, head of Italy's Democratic Party, will face his main rival Matteo Renzi in a runoff next week to pick the centre-left's candidate to succeed Mario Monti as prime minister, following the first round of a primary vote held yesterday (25 November).