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According to the MP, Matteo Salvini who is an Italian politician and member of the European Parliament has the potential to become Italy's future prime minister. “The elections confirmed that right now the leader of the center-right is Matteo Salvini, therefore, he is our candidate for the post of prime minister.
The initials refer to the Brigate Rosse or Red Brigades, the armed group that took Moro hostage in revenge for his role brokering a deal with Italian ... the five police bodyguards murdered, was inaugurated six days ago by President Sergio Mattarella, in a ceremony attended by politicians and police officials.

A new government has yet to be formed in Italy after a national election on March 4 failed to produce an outright winner. The populist Five-Star Movement, which won the largest share of votes, and the far-right League - the leading party in a conservative coalition that won most parliamentary seats - both ...
Now Mr. Di Maio, 31, a college dropout and former soccer stadium usher, may be first in line to become Italy's next prime minister after the Five Star Movement won the most votes in the March 4 ... Five Star won the support of a third of Italian voters in this month's election, by far the most of any political party.
The billionaire former prime minister is currently barred until next year from holding elected office himself under Italian law owing to a tax fraud conviction. He has positioned himself as a kingmaker through his leadership of a four-party grouping that is expected to garner the most votes in Sunday's election.
"We are the ones that, despite all, we're working it out, says its leader Luigi Di Maio. "And despite all, this time we can really work it out. If all of us participate and choose, then we're going to change Italy!" The Northen League, which forms part of the centre-right alliance, is hoping to form the largest bloc.

The last polls ahead of Italy's March 4 parliamentary election put former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's center-right coalition tantalizingly close to ... Not all politicians are visionary disrupters. ... Tajani is the living proof that that approach can carry a politician to the highest levels of EU power.
The Five Star Movement's Luigi Di Maio has accused Italy's state broadcaster of biased coverage, claiming that "Rai's news shows are giving the worst of the worst against us, perhaps because they fear losing their place". The M5S leader suggested that Rai was wary of his movement's proposals to change ...
John Oliver took on Italian politics and announced a farcical run for prime minister on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight” on Sunday, taking time to rip apart three of the main candidates in the race. Rising political violence in Italy “should worry everyone,” Oliver said, pointing out that last time the country ...
Market watchers and foreign politicians are carefully watching developments in Italy, where voters will elect a new prime minister and parliament on March 4. The outcome of the vote could spark jitters among Europe in the face of rising support for populism at a time when the Italian economy is at a critical ...
On March 16th, Italy marks the anniversary of the death of two-time former prime minister Aldo Moro, who was kidnapped and later killed by the Red ... "Since 1975, the Red Brigades had opted for a strategy of front-on struggle against the Italian state," says historian Philippe Foro, author of "The Moro Affair.
With elections around the corner, Italy's government has issued a report warning of possible election-meddling. Malicious actors could introduce "destabilizing ... Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is considered a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin. His party could try to relieve EU ...
With the Italian elections coming on 4 March, parties are starting to pitch their visions for the economy to the public. Italy's economy expanded for 14 straight quarters, but while that sounds nice on paper, growth in the country is the among the worst of its peers in the Eurozone. As much as the ruling ...
The election has been much touted as the comeback of Berlusconi, who resigned as prime minister in 2011 amid claims he paid for sex with an underage ... “Berlusconi is the most-seasoned politician in Europe and the oldest party in the Italian parliament, Northern League, together with the Five Star ...
Yet Salvini may well be on his way to becoming Italy's next prime minister after the March 4th election. ... Despite a slowdown in 2017 after the government made a controversial deal with Libyan militias to fight human traffickers, many Italian voters feel overwhelmed by the problem and abandoned by ...
An Etihad Airways plane carrying the prime minister touched down at Shahjalal International Airport at 8:15pm on Saturday. Hasina went to Rome last Sunday on invitation from IFAD President Gilbert F Houngbo and Pope Francis. She left Italy for home on Thursday and took a day-long stopover in Abu ...
Paolo Gentiloni, the Italian Prime Minister, said the centre-left coalition led by his party Democratic Party is the only possible pro-European outcome at the next Italian election. Speaking at a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Mr Gentiloni took a swipe at Lega party leader Matteo ...

“The PD were meant to be Macron-esque saviours to be social democratic values (mixed economy, technocratic governance, Europe) but have declined continously since their 2014 European Parliamentary elections heyday. “It's not clear who could possibly be prime minister at the moment and Italian ...
Traini, who is Italian, was an unsuccessful candidate last year in a local election for the anti-migrant Northern League political party. He failed to receive a single vote and became more radicalized, tattooing on his head a wolf's tooth in black, a Nazi symbol. Italy's ANSA news agency quoted acquaintances ...
Italian politics are full of characters – so many that sometimes it's hard to keep track. If you want to know who's ruling, who's running and ... The main thing you need to know about Paolo Gentiloni, Italy's centre-left prime minister, is that he's on his way out. A former cabinet minister who was thrust into the top ...
ITALIAN prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has ruled out forming a government with Silvio Berlusconi's right-wing bloc. He is sceptical Mr .... When asked if he will form a coalition with the centre-right bloc, the Italian leader said: "To answer your question directly, no I would not be interested.” He predicted the ...
TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - A rainstorm buffets unheated apartment blocks on the outskirts of the northern Italian city of Turin where more than 1,000 ..... Former prime minister Berlusconi says irregular migrants are driving up crime and should be deported, even though official data shows crime rates fell last ...
All of the country's mainstream parties have called for tougher immigration restrictions, and the government has teamed up with Libya to thwart people smuggling. In 2017, migrant arrivals to Italy by sea dropped by a third. The head of the ruling Democratic Party, former prime minister Matteo Renzi, accused ...
Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said the expected outcome of a hung parliament would not be good for the country. "I think that the populist anti-EU position will not prevail and that Italy will keep its stability," he said. Italian elections will be held on March 4 and if there is no clear winner, a coalition ...
Michele Nicoletti, an Italian parliamentarian, on Monday became the president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). The General Assembly of PACE, which convened under the chairmanship of Boriss Cilevics, endorsed Nicoletti for the position without a vote since he was the ...
Currently, Italian energy major ENI and France's Total are drilling for natural gas in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Also in Rome, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Gentiloni reportedly discussed energy cooperation. Greece and Italy are cooperating to bring Caspian gas to Europe via the ...
Italy's former prime minister, 81, currently leads the centre-right coalition dominated by his Forza Italy party which is making significant gains in the polls, ahead of the elections in March. The rise in its popularity appears to be at the cost of the Democratic Party (PD) who has seen their support drop by three ...
Italy's former prime minister said that "women are happy if a man tries to seduce them." The 81-year-old was previously put on trial for .... Ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been ordered to stand trial over judicial corruption, Italian media reports. The charge relates to a 2013 case, in which he ...
Italian former Prime Minister and Forza Italia (Go Italy) party leader, Silvio Berlusconi The Associated Press. Italian former Prime Minister and Forza Italia (Go Italy) party leader, Silvio Berlusconi, gestures during the recording of the Italian state television RAI, Porta a Porta (Door To Door) tv talk show in ...
EUROSCEPTIC party leader Matteo Salvini has been challenging Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on the main points of their joint 2018 election ... The campaign for the 2018 Italian election has seen the return of Silvio Berlusconi and his party Forza Italia, in the run with a coalition alongside ...
A FIREBRAND Eurosceptic politician from Italy's Northern League party is poised to take the reigns in the key EU member state as coalitions begin to take shape ahead of the 4th of ... Four hours later he announced a coalition that could see the anti-euro leader Matteo Salvini as Italy's next Prime Minister.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and former Italian Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema have discussed issues of mutual interest in a Monday ... During the talks, the Italian politician called for preserving and supporting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear deal signed ...
MILAN, Italy — Three years after a young mayor of Florence became prime minister on a ticket of generational change, Italians go to the polls on March 4 with little hope of ... Among other things, his proposals would have abolished the Italian Senate — the upper house of parliament— as a serious force.
Growing Italian discontent with the European Union could help to make the issue a vote-winner in elections planned for March 4. ... The Northern League's Mr Salvini, who has an outside chance of becoming Italy's next prime minister, this week told newspaper 'La Repubblica' that he remained convinced ...
This came following the startling backlash against Italian actor Asia Argento after she gave an interview to Ronan Farrow for The New Yorker in which ... Italy's image as lacking in feminist culture is in no small part due to Mr Berlusconi's tenure as prime minister — a period marked by multiple sex scandals.
Italians will see the name of Silvio Berlusconi on ballot papers for upcoming general elections, despite the former premier being disqualified from the contest. On Facebook, the 81-year-old politician unveiled an election logo for his Forza Italia (Go Italy) party featuring a "Berlusconi Presidente" inscription.
Six years after resigning as Italy's Prime Minister, and five after being convicted of tax fraud, the narcissistic 81-year-old is back at the centre of his country's ... An alliance between Forza, the xenophobic Northern League and the far-right Brothers of Italy is expected to win the most seats at the Italian general ...
Italian prosecutors allege that Krekar is behind Rawti Shax, a European network aimed at violently overthrowing the government in the Kurdistan region of Iraq ... The 61-year-old cleric was convicted of threatening Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, making other death threats and praising the 2015 ...
The last time an Italian politician led his party into the election and then became prime minister was in 2008. That leader was Silvio Berlusconi, and every Italian government since his downfall in 2011 has been either made up of unelected technocrats or hybrid coalitions uniting forces of both center-left and ...
CWN Editor's Note: “The question of whether some 800,000 minors who were born in Italy to foreign parents, or who arrived at a young age, could be declared citizens under certain conditions, became the most divisive pre-election issue,” Reuters reported. The Italian bishops favored granting them ...
December 28, 2017 Rome—Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni was meeting President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday in the first formal step ahead of ... With opinion polls pointing to a hung parliament, Gentiloni said Italy should be prepared to deal with instability but should not fear it, noting that it was ...
After Italian politicians balked at the unilateral proposal, Kurz said the citizenship offer outlined in the coalition government agreement between his Austrian ... Far-right Italian politician Giorgia Meloni warned “hands off Alto Adige,” and expressed anger that Austria had “put on the table, unilaterally, the ...
After Italian politicians balked at the unilateral proposal, Kurz said the citizenship offer outlined in the coalition government agreement between his Austrian ... Far-right Italian politician Giorgia Meloni warned "hands off Alto Adige," and expressed anger that Austria had "put on the table, unilaterally, the ...
... Gentiloni says UK cannot 'CHERRY-PICK' perks in Brexit trade deal. ITALY's Prime Minister has warned Theresa May the UK cannot “cherry-pick” perks such as single market membership in a trade agreement with the EU. By Mark Chandler. PUBLISHED: 14:54, Fri, Dec 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 15:47, Fri, Dec 15, 2017 ...
One attendee told Channel Seven she was holding out for "Berlusconi's revenge". "I think that Berlusconi is the link between the past and the future," said another. Italy's longest-serving post-war prime minister no longer holds rallies. He instead prefers to appear on one of the three national TV networks he ...
Luigi Di Maio, leader of Italian Five Star Movement party claimed Italy will be a threat to the EU as the current geopolitical scenario of the bloc is unstable on all fronts. The Italian politician, in the run as Italy's next Prime Minister, said that with the UK out of the picture after Brexit, Italy holds a very strong ...
Silvio Berlusconi has been prime minister of Italy three times. Despite a series of sex scandals and tax fraud convictions, the 81-year-old media mogul is once again at the center stage of Italian politics and could have a pivotal role in the upcoming general election. CNBC asked analysts what's the secret of ...
After storming Italian politics in 2014 on promises to “demolish” the establishment, the former mayor of Florence became the youngest-ever Italian prime minister at just 39, attracting unprecedented support at home and plenty of attention abroad. Renzi's galvanized party won more than 40 percent of the ...
Attilio Fontana, a politician with the anti-immigrant Northern League who is running to govern the northern region of Lombardy said that Italy was confronted with a stark choice to ... Former prime minister Matteo Renzi who is head of the center-left Democratic Party (PD), criticized the League's "ravings".
30 (Xinhua) -- Italy's political parties were on the campaign trail Saturday ahead of the next general election, to be held on March 4, 2018. ... Also in the running is a coalition made up of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's liberal, conservative Forza Italia party plus the rightwing anti-immigrant Northern ...


 

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