Tagged: politics in Italy

Matteo Renzi is on the way to become Italy’s prime minister

On February 13th, Enrico Letta, Italy’s prime minister, said that the next day he would submit his resignation to Giorgio Napolitano, the 88-year-old head of state. Matteo Renzi, the 39-year-old mayor of Florence who was...

Silvio Berlusconi has been expelled from the Senate

Silvio Berlusconi, who has dominated Italy’s politics for 20 years, has been stripped of his senate seat. The decision to expel the billionaire media mogul from the Senate is a result of his final conviction...

Italy’s centre-right breaks up

Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former prime minister, has re-launched his centre-right party under its founding name Forza Italia (Go Italy). Angelino Alfano, Italy’s deputy prime minister and once Mr Berlusconi’s designated successor, and four other government...

Mr Berlusconi’s retreat saves Italy’s coalition government

Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former prime minister and leader of the centre-right People of Liberty (PdL) party, has unexpectedly abandoned his efforts to topple the left-right coalition government led by prime minister Enrico Letta. The...