President Giorgio Nepolitano, currently visiting Germany, says he’s confident a working government will be formed in Italy. But it’s unclear whether centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani can find a coalition partner
Lawmakers are set to begin voting Thursday for Italy's new president. The prime minister reached across a political divide to Silvio Berlusconi for help in getting a candidate approved. Megan Williams reports from Rome.
Seeking a solution to stalemate in the Senate, Italy's upper house of parliament, election-winner Pier Luigi Bersani has said his center-left alliance will not ally with former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's bloc.
The new third power in Italian politics, former comedian and populist Beppe Grillo, has predicted financial and political meltdown within months. He said that Italy would have to renegotiate its debt repayments.
For weeks, Italy's political parties have been unable to form a governing coalition. Only a new president can call early elections - and that's what Italy is missing.
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