Italian comic Beppe Grillo is amusing Italy by rocking the Boot’s ramshackle and widely distrusted political establishment. Grillo’s movement made surprisingly significant gains in recent local elections, even earning one of his Five Star movement’s members the title of mayor.Run-off ballots may lead to the creation of more Grillo mayors in Italy too. Italy’s mainstream politicians are dismissing Grillo’s progress as a protest vote, even if they seem to be unable to accept that they are the...Read Full Story
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Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti's Cabinet won a second confidence vote in parliament Friday to secure its right to tackle the country's deepening financial crisis.
Lawmakwers in the lower house voted 556-61 for Monti's government, which includes no professional politicians.
On Thursday, in the upper house of parliament, the Senate had backed the new cabinet with a solid majority of 281 votes in favour and 25 in...Read Full Story
Silvio Berlusconi : ‘I’m Not A Playboy, I’m A Playman’ .. The most ridiculed political figure in Europe insists he is not inclined to dark nights of the soul. His eldest daughter calls him twice a day, the way his late mother used to.
He has five children and six grandchildren and all the money in the world. He remains the leader of the largest political party in his country, and under the usual democratic rules would be the prime minister.
Today, though, Silvio Berlusconi sits on the...Read Full Story
The Moroccan woman at the centre of former premier Silvio Berlusconi's sex-for-hire trial arrived in court today to testify as a witness for the first time while defence lawyers sought to shut down the trial because of Italy's election campaign.Read Full Story
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
Premier Silvio Berlusconi is locked in talks on a comprehensive plan to boost economic growth in Italy with just hours to go on an EU-imposed deadline.
A Cabinet meeting to draft measures on Monday evening ended in silence — a clear indication of discord within the government majority.
Analysts say Berlusconi is caught between EU pressure to delilver credible measures and reluctance by his political allies to budge on...Read Full Story