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The politicians vying to lead Italy's next government

Sep. 22, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The main candidates in Italy's general election Sunday to elect a new Parliament and determine who next governs the country include some familiar names and some lesser-known ones. They range from from three-time Premier Silvio Berlusconi to far-right opposition leader Giorgia Meloni,...

Italy's fractured left taps young feminist to lift campaign

Sep. 07, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

MODENA, Italy (AP) — As far-right leader Giorgia Meloni ’s push to become Italy’s first female premier gathers momentum, the country's fractured left is offering voters a contrasting style of feminist politics. Elly Schlein, a 37-year-old U.S.-Italian national who grew up in...

Italy's Letta: Italian right-wing threatens Europe democracy

Aug. 13, 2022 09:00 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The leader of Italy's Democratic Party warned Saturday of the threats that Italy's right-wing nationalistic parties pose to European democracy in a video released in multiple languages, and promised that his party would keep Italy at the center of the European Union if it wins the...

Video of fatal attack on African immigrant shocks Italy

Jul. 30, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Police in Italy arrested an Italian man in the slaying of a Nigerian vendor whose brutal beating death on a busy beach town thoroughfare was filmed by onlookers without any apparent attempt to intervene physically. Video footage of the attack has circulated widely on...

EXPLAINER: Who gains or loses, what's next in Italy crisis

Jul. 21, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi’s decision to resign Thursday, barely 12 hours after his “unity” coalition broke apart dramatically in Parliament, was the latest step in a political limbo that will likely last for months before a new government is solidly in place to lead the...

Italian PM Draghi wins vote but unity coalition unravels

Jul. 20, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi won a confidence vote Wednesday in the Senate, but it was a hollow victory after three of his key coalition allies boycotted the voting, virtually dooming any prospects for his unity government's survival. The vote Wednesday went 95-38 in...

EXPLAINER: Italy is used to crises, but this one is tough

Jul. 19, 2022 05:21 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy has seen dozens of governments since the end of World War II, so it's very accustomed to political crises. But the tumult now roiling its political parties is playing out differently as Premier Mario Draghi's future as the nation's leader hangs in the balance. ...

Pleas pile up in Italy for PM Draghi to rethink exit

Jul. 17, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pleas were piling up Sunday in Italy aimed at persuading Premier Mario Draghi to stay in office instead of resigning as he tried to do last week after being let down by a populist coalition partner. Hundreds of mayors have signed an open letter. Union leaders and...