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2006-04-11 18:15:36

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Romano Prodi pushed ahead on Wednesday with preparations to become Italy's next leader, in defiance of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's refusal to concede defeat in the closest election in post-war history. Prodi planned to meet allies to discuss the details of taking over government after five years of Berlusconi, the media tycoon that he says he ousted at the ballot box on April 9 and 10. Berlusconi rejected Prodi's claim of victory and called...

2006-04-11 15:16:29

By Crispian Balmer and Nelson Graves ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi rejected center-left leader Romano Prodi's claim to victory in general elections on Tuesday and alleged widespread voting irregularities, throwing Italy into political chaos. Although official results showed Prodi had won a majority in both houses of parliament, Berlusconi said the count was too close to call and demanded a review of disputed ballot papers. "We do not believe that today, as things...

2006-04-11 13:16:27

By Crispian Balmer and Nelson Graves ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi rejected centre-left leader Romano Prodi's claim to victory in general elections on Tuesday and alleged widespread voting irregularities, throwing Italy into political chaos. But the 69-year-old leader proposed an alternative to a protracted dispute over the closest election in modern Italian history, saying his rivals should consider forming a broad coalition bridging the right and left as in...

2006-04-11 12:10:55

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's center-left coalition has won a majority in the upper house Senate, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. Romano Prodi's center-left bloc won 158 Senate seats against 156 for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's center-right bloc in April 9-10 elections, the ministry said. The count was completed almost 28 hours after the polls closed. Six Senate seats from overseas were the last to be counted and of those four went to the center-left, one to the...

2006-04-11 11:01:21

By Crispian Balmer and Nelson Graves ROME (Reuters) - Center-left leader Romano Prodi claimed victory in Italy's election on Tuesday but his tiny margin raised fears of political paralysis and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's allies refused to concede defeat. Prodi's alliance won narrowly in the lower house and Sky Italia TV projected that it would have a majority of one or two seats in the upper house Senate thanks to votes of Italians abroad that were still being counted. "We...

2006-04-11 09:09:20

Please read in 5th paragraph "one basis point" instead of "one percentage point." By Crispian Balmer and Nelson Graves ROME (Reuters) - Center-left leader Romano Prodi claimed victory in Italy's election on Tuesday but his tiny margin raised fears of political paralysis and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's allies demanded a review of the count. Prodi's alliance won narrowly in the lower house and Sky Italia TV projected that it would have a majority of one or two seats in the...

2006-04-11 07:55:30

By Crispian Balmer and Nelson Graves ROME (Reuters) - Center-left leader Romano Prodi claimed victory in Italy's election on Tuesday but his tiny margin raised fears of political paralysis and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's allies demanded a review of the count. Prodi's alliance won narrowly in the lower house and Sky Italia TV projected that it would have a majority of one or two seats in the upper house Senate thanks to votes of Italians abroad that were still being counted....

2006-04-11 05:00:13

Please read in 7th paragraph ... The center-left had no doubt ... instead of ... The center-right had no doubt ... . By Philip Pullella and Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - Romano Prodi's center-left claimed victory in Italy's election on Tuesday but his tiny margin raised the specter of political paralysis and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's allies demanded a review. "Italy is split," said Il Riformista newspaper. The center-left won in the lower house and Sky Italia TV projected...

2006-04-11 05:08:53

By Philip Pullella and Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - Romano Prodi's center-left claimed victory in Italy's election on Tuesday but his tiny margin raised the specter of political paralysis and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's allies demanded a review. "Italy is split," said Il Riformista newspaper. The center-left won in the lower house and Sky Italia TV projected that it would have a majority of one or two seats in the upper house Senate thanks to votes of Italians abroad that...

2006-04-11 01:49:53

By Philip Pullella and Rachel Sanderson ROME (Reuters) - Center-left leader Romano Prodi claimed a knife-edge victory in Italy's election on Tuesday, but Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's allies disputed the result and the specter of political paralysis hung over the country. "Italy is split," said Il Riformista newspaper. While the center left won in the lower house and forecast it would have a slim victory in the upper house, the margin was so narrow that the center right demanded...


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  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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