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2006-05-02 07:23:11

ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi handed in his government's resignation to Italy's president on Tuesday, the presidential palace said in a statement. Berlusconi's resignation starts the countdown to the formation of a new government headed by centre-left leader Romano Prodi.

2006-05-02 04:56:34

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was expected to hand in his resignation on Tuesday after losing last month's election, starting the countdown to the formation of a new government headed by Romano Prodi.

2006-05-01 09:10:26

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi was under pressure on Monday to quickly end Italy's post-election political stalemate by asking the narrow victor, Romano Prodi, to form a new government.

2006-04-29 13:42:28

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - With a nickname like "The Knight," Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could hardly have been expected to simply surrender.

2006-04-29 13:22:42

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - With a nickname like "The Knight," Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could hardly have been expected to simply surrender.

2006-04-29 11:36:46

By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Saturday he would resign, ending three weeks of wrangling over a narrow election defeat and clearing the political decks for Romano Prodi to take power.

2006-04-29 11:20:12

By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Prospective prime minister Romano Prodi managed to get his candidate elected speaker of Italy's upper house at the fourth attempt on Saturday, but the drawn-out vote showed coalition cracks that bode ill for future stability.

2006-04-29 05:30:17

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Romano Prodi's hopes of forming a stable government suffered a setback on Saturday after he failed to win backing for his candidate to become speaker of Italy's upper house in three successive votes.

2006-04-28 18:57:05

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Prime minister-in-waiting Romano Prodi failed early Saturday to impose his candidate for speaker of Italy's upper house following three secret ballots that laid bare the fragility of his parliamentary majority.

2006-04-28 14:03:26

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Prime-minister-in-waiting Romano Prodi suffered an embarrassing setback on Friday when a centre-left ally failed to secure victory in two highly charged votes to elect a speaker for Italy's upper house.


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