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2006-04-28 10:21:09

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Prime-minister-in-waiting Romano Prodi stumbled at his first parliamentary hurdle on Friday, when his center-left candidate failed to secure an absolute majority in a vote for the speaker of the Italian upper house Senate.

2006-04-28 05:45:22

By Giselda Vagnoni ROME (Reuters) - Italy's upper house of parliament began voting on Friday for a new speaker in the first test of authority for prime-minister-in-waiting Romano Prodi.

2006-04-27 08:27:28

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Italy's parliament reopens on Friday following this month's general election and will provide an immediate litmus test of Romano Prodi's ability to control his tiny majority.

2006-04-21 15:39:49

By Rachel Sanderson ROME (Reuters) - Just two days after his election victory was confirmed, Italy's prime minister-in-waiting Romano Prodi was embroiled in coalition bickering, and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi quickly predicted a new government would fall.

2006-04-21 04:50:47

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Just two days after his election victory was confirmed, prime minister-in-waiting Romano Prodi was already struggling to contain a row within his centre-left coalition that augured ill for his future government.

2006-04-21 04:30:25

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's election winner Romano Prodi said on Friday former European Central Bank board member Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa was a "serious" candidate to become his economy minister, but that nothing had been decided.

2006-04-20 04:25:47

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - Italy's election winner Romano Prodi has picked his new economy minister, his first cabinet choice since he unseated the center right, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

2006-04-19 14:08:36

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - Italy's supreme court on Wednesday confirmed Romano Prodi's narrow victory in last week's general election, dismissing accusations by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of widespread voting irregularities.

2006-04-19 11:33:30

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's supreme court said on Wednesday center-left leader Romano Prodi won last week's general election, dismissing complaints by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that the vote was marred by irregularities.

2006-04-19 10:54:11

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - Italy's supreme court has confirmed Romano Prodi's razor-thin victory over Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in last week's general election, an Italian television news channel said on Wednesday.


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