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2006-05-09 05:01:09

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - Fresh voting to elect Italy's new president was starting on Tuesday with the man backed by the incoming centre-left government looking closer to becoming the first ex-communist to be chosen as the country's head of state.

2006-05-08 17:13:31

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Members of Italy's parliament -- split between left and right -- were called back to the chamber on Tuesday to try to unblock the political stalemate preventing the election of a new head of state.

2006-05-08 13:30:47

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Italy's lawmakers failed to elect a new president on Monday as a split between Romano Prodi's left and Silvio Berlusconi's right produced a stalemate in the first round of voting for the next head of state.

2006-05-08 09:48:16

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi refused to support the incoming center-left government's candidate for new state president in Monday's first ballot, guaranteeing a stalemate in a vote in parliament.

2006-05-08 08:05:41

By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italy's incoming Prime Minister Romano Prodi urged broad support for his compromise candidate for president shortly before voting began in parliament on Monday, but his center-right opponents gave no sign of agreeing.

2006-05-08 07:03:59

By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italian parliamentarians start voting for a head of state on Monday after incoming Prime Minister Romano Prodi's centre-left proposed a new candidate to try to avoid a lengthy battle with the outgoing centre-right.

2006-05-05 08:10:40

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi rejected the incoming government's preferred presidential candidate on Friday, dashing hopes for a quick appointment to the country's top job.

2006-05-02 06:54:20

By Paolo Biondi ROME (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi told his cabinet on Tuesday he would tender his resignation to the president, leaving the way open for center-left leader Romano Prodi to form a new government.

2006-05-02 06:25:52

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi told his cabinet on Tuesday that he was going to tender his resignation to the president, Communications Minister Mario Landolfi told reporters.

2006-05-02 08:35:12

By Paolo Biondi and Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi handed in his resignation on Tuesday, ending weeks of political uncertainty and opening the way for centre-left leader Romano Prodi to form a new government.


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