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By Silvia Aloisi and Francesca Piscioneri ROME (Reuters) - Italy's incoming prime minister, Romano Prodi, formed a new government on Wednesday, hours before he was due to formally take power and end a five-week political vacuum.
By Rachel Sanderson and Massimiliano Di Giorgio ROME (Reuters) - Italy's incoming prime minister Romano Prodi will formally take power on Wednesday after protracted coalition bickering over cabinet posts and more than a month after his narrow general election victory.
By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italy's incoming Prime Minister Romano Prodi presents his government on Wednesday, following protracted coalition bickering over cabinet posts and more than a month after his narrow general election victory.
By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Romano Prodi was finally asked to form a new government on Tuesday, more than a month after narrowly winning a national election, but still faced last-minute negotiations with his allies over cabinet posts.
By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Italy's president prepared to ask centre-left leader Romano Prodi to form a government on Tuesday, ending more than a month of political limbo since the center left narrowly won a national election.
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's president summoned Romano Prodi on Tuesday, a statement from the presidential office said, and was expected to give the centre-left leader the mandate to form a new government.
By Nelson Graves ROME (Reuters) - Italy's new president began a day-long round of consultations with political leaders on Tuesday that will enable Prime Minister-in-waiting Romano Prodi to form a government and end a prolonged political vacuum.
By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Italian President-elect Giorgio Napolitano will be sworn in before parliament as the country's first ex-communist head of state on Monday, starting a busy week in politics which will also bring a new prime minister.
By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Boosted by the election of his candidate for state president, incoming Prime Minister Romano Prodi on Thursday turned his attention to preparing a government to tackle Italy's economic woes and heal political divisions.
By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Italy picked a former communist, Giorgio Napolitano, to be its new president on Wednesday, opening the way for Romano Prodi to become prime minister more than a month after winning a close-run general election.
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